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Tip 1 - You Do Not Need a Large Format Scanner
Digital Photo of a Scrapbook Page
"Where can I find an inexpensive, large format scanner, for scanning my 12x12 inch scrapbook pages?" is a question that I frequently receive. Large format scanners are only affordable for a small number of scrapbookers. Instead, all you need to be able to have a digital copy of your layouts is use your digital camera. Taking pictures of your pages with your digital camera is the quickest and easiest way to share them with friends and loved ones who live far away. Many scrapbook page contests and layout galleries online require you to save digital images of your pages so you can email them for entry. Digital photos are perfect for this. You can also use this technique to save a digital copy of your pages in case of disaster such as fire or flood. Some tips will help you take the very best photos so that they can be digitally cropped to look just like the real scrapbook pages. With a little practice, you will find that you will never need to scan images of your scrapbook pages.