Organizing photos...
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PeaNut 434,398
August 2009
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Posted: 9/28/2012 9:36:18 PM
So I'm about 2 years behind in my scrapping... I'm totally getting overwhelmed and wondering if I should print everything and put them in an album so they are visible until I'm ready. Does anyone do that? Right now I plan my pages in photoshop and then print what I need in the sizes I want, but its a slow process! Maybe printing more than I need in 2x3 or 3x4 (I put a lot of pics on the page) would work? Any organization advise would be great!
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PeaNut 452,418
January 2010
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Posted: 9/28/2012 10:10:37 PM
I print my photos in 4x6 and put them in those sleeves that have 6 photo slots in chrono order. This allows me to see my pictures while they are waiting to get scrap and lets me flip through them and scrap what inspires me.

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PeaNut 35,782
April 2002
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Posted: 9/29/2012 6:38:54 AM
Have you considered getting a personal at home photo printer? I have a old Epson Picture Mate printer that prints 4x6 photos. Nowadays Epson has the Epson Charm that prints up to 4x6 but might print smaller sizes-I don't know you'd have to look that information up or ask some of the Peas. A lot of them have this printer.

Anyway, that way you could plan your page, hit print and you'd be ready to scrap. All in all (machine+ink+paper) I think that would be cheaper than printing out all of your photos ahead of time.

Debbie in MD.


PeaNut 418,377
April 2009
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Posted: 9/29/2012 9:31:25 AM
Have you seen this thread? Great Epson Charm enabling!

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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
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Posted: 9/29/2012 9:39:52 AM
I think I would do what you suggest. Right now I do what you do, but I am caught up (probably won't be at the end of the day though.) Since you are behind, if you do what you suggest, you have an album for all of your photos, and technically you could say that makes you caught up. You could buy those 12 x 12 sheets that have six 4 x 6 pockets. Then you could scrap whatever photos you like, reprinting to a smaller size if you wish. I would then put your 4x6 photo sheets and your scrapbook pages in a D-ring binder, so people can see your layouts with all the rest of the photos you took.


PeaNut 434,398
August 2009
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Posted: 9/29/2012 12:20:04 PM
Thank you for all your comments! I think I have to work on editing down and printing photos even though I'd rather spend the time scrapping, but it will be easier in the long run. I find I always scrap professional pics first bc they are already printed
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PeaNut 253,076
March 2006
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:07:47 AM
I've in the middle of a major reorganization of my pictures. I used to have everything in chronological order. Now I'm doing separate boxes for each person, for Christmas, for fall activities, for birthdays, for heritage photos, etc. I'm really loving this new arrangement. I think it will speed up my scrapbooking process!

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