|Posted: 11/27/2012 11:53:59 AM|
I am just starting to investigate all that is digital scrap booking, so am definitely a newbie.
I could use some help with general recommendations on products, services, etc. I anticipate needing to make a monetary investment, and actually want to give my wife a digital scrap book "process" for Christmas. (If that makes any sense what so ever)
We have a huge volume of pictures, both in digital format and old photos we'd need to scan. (mostly digital already)
Our requirements are:
1. A Way to share these photos with extended family (A Web site?). I am not a fan of most social media outlets and most of my family do not use social media.
2. I way to accompany photos with writing, and design elements to make it interesting and creative
3. Ability to organize everything in a timeline
4. (Nice to have): ability to password protect certain parts of it, that might be just for our immediate family (vs made viewable for the extended family)
5. A way to print, if we want to, at some point. This is a secondary want/need.
Again, I am a newbie and am interested in more experienced folks suggestions on what product/service to look at. Many thanks!!
|Posted: 11/27/2012 1:52:12 PM|
I don't know what you mean by "process."
1. To share photos, you could get a website and password-protect the online photo album and then email the links and password to your families.
2. Sounds like digital scrapbooking. Check the galleries here to see if that's what you're looking for.
3. I have no clue about a timeline.
4. See number 1 above. Perhaps you would need two albums - one that's password protected and another that is not.
5. There are a lot of online sites that do printing. If you're talking about printing a webpage, I don't know about that.
Hope this helps you somewhat. It's hard to know how to respond since I don't know what you mean by "process."
Loc: Vancouver, WA
|Posted: 11/27/2012 3:25:27 PM|
I'm not sure if this is what you are thinking about but as stated by Liz, scrapbooking could be done in something like Photoshop Elements. If you view the digital gallery as suggested, there is a way to include journaling on a layout.
These layouts can be saved as jpgs in addition to photoshop files and uploaded to a site like Shutterfly where you can share your "photos" with others. I'm not sure if you can setup two different albums on one account with different security or not. I don't actually use that function of Shutterfly but you can setup albums to Share and e-mail the people that you want to share them with.
Shutterfly as well as other companies also have "scrapbooking" options with templates in their photobooks as you are creating a photobook. I'm not sure if you can Share the photobook or not on the Share page. Again I have never used that Share functionality.
You can also print photobooks from Shutterfly.
Hope that helps.
|Posted: 11/27/2012 4:24:24 PM|
Thanks guys for the reply. I have not investigated Shutterfly's scrapbook features. I will have to check that out.
I was hoping there was a scrapbook service out there which was bundled with a Web site, with templates etc. Then, you could pay extra to add templates, etc. The idea would be that you could get pretty creative with the design, but that it would be all Web based. It sounds like Shutterfly might foot the bill. I'm guessing maybe if you just organize your photos on pages in chronological order, you've got your timeline.
I do have experience with a free Wordpress site, but that would be too advanced for my wife, and the templates are very basic.
By "process" I meant trying to give my wife a turnkey way to document our family in photos and words which can easily be shared. (but maybe password protect certain parts..which I'm rapidly thinking we just don't do that part online)
Loc: So Cal Gal Living in NJ
|Posted: 11/27/2012 8:02:11 PM|Yes, there are such web-based sites out there, and perhaps they will be just what you are looking for. I believe there are a few experts or consultants on these sites that hang out here, and perhaps they'll stop by and give you more information.
I believe Creative Memories has a web-based feature, but someone more knowlegable can correct me if I'm wrong. You can also try Heritage Makers. Hoping you find the info you want soon! You sound like a wonderful husband, helping your wife preserve your family's memories. Good luck!
|Posted: 12/3/2012 11:23:17 PM|Check out DropShots.com...
ETA: Also MyFamily.com
2Ps Digital Creative Team
Loc: Los Angeles
|Posted: 12/4/2012 7:52:51 AM|
I think Flickr would work well for what you're describing, as to the sharing and password protection. You can also add comments to anything loaded to the Flickr account, so you can include any details you want within the comments. What a nice gift you're putting together!