If you have ever been scared of digital scrapbooking,
have no fear, Picasa is here!
Picasa is Google's free photo-editing software and a useful tool for creating digital scrapbook pages (click here to download).
I've been using Picasa for over a year now and my photos have never been more organized. Slowly, I began experimenting with the collage option and realized that I was becoming a digital scrapbooker.
Two years ago: Me + Digiscrap = Are you crazy?
I love my scissors and paper, but finding time to scrapbook with a family isn't always easy, so digital scrapbooking is a must. Plus, I don't want to look like a crazy scrapbook hoarding lady in the future.
Here are a few digital scrapbooking collages I made using Picasa:
|"This is the Highway to Hell" 8x8 Digital Scrapbook Page|
|"Marker Face" 8x10 Digital Scrapbook Page|
|"A Summer Drive Through Downtown Toledo During Sunset" 8x10 Digital Scrapbook Page|
And that's just the basics. I haven't even tried using digital scrapbook paper yet.
If you're new to Picasa or looking for more information on how to scrapbook using the software, check out the following:
- Basic Picasa information from The Daily Digi
- Persnickety Prints shares free Picasa-friendly paper here and video tutorials: "Creating a Digital Scrapbook Page with Google Picasa" Step 1 (installing and basic info), Step 2 (make a 12x12 collage) and Step 3 (adding background paper).
- Visit Clover Lane for digital scrapbook layouts created in Picasa as well as a tutorial on how to download scrapbook paper.
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We can change how we scrapbook (so we don't look like this in the future)
How many things can I recycle on a scrapbook page?