Written Photo Printing Process:
1. Select and gather all photos from all devices in one folder.
- I email my phone pictures to myself and save them into my Project Life folder for each month.
- I copy my camera photos from their original location to my Project Life folder.
- I narrow and purge my photos by considering these questions: is the photo meaningful, is there a story to tell about it, and is it a photo that I love? (I try to make sure each photo is at least two out of these three things, though it is just a guideline!)
- When editing on my phone I like to use the "A Color Story" app (free) and I typically use the curves, contrast, brightness, and saturation tools.
- When editing photos on my computer I use Pic Monkey. I like the crop and rotate functions and I also adjust the exposure and colour. This is a great free resource!
- Editing the photos is optional! I like the way that it makes them look, but it is a time consuming process. If you hate it, just skip this step. I wouldn't want anyone to not scrapbook their photos because the editing process takes the fun out of it!
- I place my edited photos in Microsoft Word and size them accordingly. I print onto Staples brand glossy photo paper using my Canon MG5520. I recommend finding a photo paper that works well with the printer you have.
- You could also use the software that comes with your printer instead of Word, but I find that mine is too slow and doesn't work efficiently on my laptop.
- I occasionally print directly from my phone using the Canon Print app, but I find this doesn't work as well when I'm printing large quantities (like I do for Project Life).