Messing around with Scrapblog

by Susan Getgood on July 14, 2007 · 2 comments

in Projects, Resources

While waiting for dawdling Douglas today, I had time to mess around a bit with Scrapblog.

Normally (and I would add still) scrapbooking is just not my thing. Baby book? What’s a baby book? In the old film days, it was a major accomplishment if I managed to get the pictures in an album. Now that we’ ve gone digital, I’m exceedingly grateful for Flickr and Picasa, two tools that currently I could not live without. Flickr because I no longer have to remember to email pictures to friends and family; now they just periodically check Flickr. Picasa because I have terrible file-naming and storing habits. Lucky for me, Picasa finds all my pictures for me, regardless of where I’ve hidden them on the machine.

Back to Scrapblog. It’s a neat Web application, and I was impressed by how well it uploaded to Flickr. You can also get embed code, as I did below, or publish it to a blogging service like Typepad or Blogger, which I didn’t.

Scrapblog link: http://www.scrapblog.com/sgetgood/076BE587-C26E

The pre-packaged templates give you a good place to start, and it is fairly easy to use.  You can also link some musical themes to your show, which I did not. I personally hate it when music starts playing automatically when I go to a site so I would never do that to you.

I can see how building these shows could become addictive. For digitally-oriented people who like scrapbooking and paper crafts in particular. But it’s really not for me. Still too much work, and this blog and Flickr are enough for my needs. But as promised, we will keep checking these things out. Just because something is not my cup of tea doesn’t mean it won’t be exactly what you were looking for.

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