Keep those .PNGs neat: How to safely trim away empty pixels.

Featured Image: digiscrap-1173 Keep those .PNGs neat: How to safely trim away empty pixels.

Empty space in the transparent backgrounds of .PNG files can chew up a LOT of hard drive space, literally for nothing, as well as make placement of elements difficult in some programs. Excessive empty transparent space can also sometimes be a hiding ground for stray pixels that can cause issues on layouts, particularly by playing havoc with … Read more Keep those .PNGs neat: How to safely trim away empty pixels.

What is the best software for Digital Scrapbooking?

Featured Image: digiscrap-1040 What is the best software for Digital Scrapbooking?

The question about what the best software is for Digital Scrapbooking is one that comes up often, especially when you are just starting out. The crucial requirement is that the software supports layers enabling the various papers and elements to be layered, aka stacked, within the layout being created. Typically  imaging software is the most … Read more What is the best software for Digital Scrapbooking?

What do I need to have to start creating layouts?

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Whilst Digital Scrapbooking tends to have a number of perceived advantages over paper scrapping, there are still some necessary items that may require an initial outlay of cash including for equipment, software and supplies. However, it is most likely that you already have some of these things in your home … maybe even all of … Read more What do I need to have to start creating layouts?

What are the advantages of Digital over paper scrapbooking?

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The question of what are the perceived advantages of Digital Scrapbooking over traditional or paper scrapbooking have been discussed in digiscrapping forums far and wide many times over the years. Some would argue that it was just Digiscrappers using cognitive dissonance to justify and make themselves feel better about their purchases. NOT SO! With all … Read more What are the advantages of Digital over paper scrapbooking?

What is Digital Scrapbooking?

Featured Image: digiscrap-1010 What is Digital Scrapbooking?

Digital Scrapbooking, digiscrapping, is a relatively new form of traditional scrapbooking or paper scrapbooking, first surfacing as an organised hobby in the mid-1990’s. Essentially scrapbooking, and by extension Digital Scrapbooking, is the practice of celebrating and preserving precious family memories and life stories as beautiful works of art. These works of art, known as layouts can … Read more What is Digital Scrapbooking?