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  1. #1
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    Red face Not so new but need some help.

    Hi everyone!

    I've had this program for a while now and have made some pages but I still feel like I'm not using this the "right way". I feel like I've learned a lot about Scrapbook Max by playing around. My work doesn't usually come out that great. Could be the quality of the art or my settings. I checked the resolution and it seems to be good. It could aslo be my camera. I don't like this thing. I figured I would start by asking if everyone or most people use a regular camera or do you use a professional one?

    taylor&tyler's mom
    Sachse, TX

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    hi and welcome

    i use a standard 5pixel digital camera and then enhance the photos in paint shop pro with neat image plugin,

    with digital cameras you do get a lot of 'noise' and you can remove these to get a sharper image

    neat image is a great standalone (or plugin for photoshop/paintshoppro) programme that is very easy to use to do this - and its freeware

    http://www.neatimage.com/download.html



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    Welcome to the forum. I have a 7.2 pixel digital camera that works well. Like Angelwithin said, I also doctor them up with software at times. But I also have older pictures that I took with a 35mm camera. Those I scan in and do the same thing.

    Please don't feel like your work is substandard. All pictures aren't perfect and they may be the only ones you have for a specific occasion. I have a lot of pictures from years ago when I had a cheap camera and the pictures were like 4 x 4 and not very good.

    Software is good at cleaning them up and making them sharper, but not all will be perfect. If those are the only pictures I have from an occasion that I want to do a layout on, I will use them.

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    i'll just add....any photo - scratched, creased, smudged, out of focus, whatever.....if it brings you a memory or makes you smile is perfection in its own right xxxxx



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    well said.

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    Wow, you guys are so helpful, supportive and encouraging.

    Thanks.

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    I agree with Angel. Pictures are special to us and they do not have to be perfect to bring us pleasure and preserve old memories. Enjoy the ones you have and the ones you take.

    Angel, I just downloaded the program you mentioned. Thanks for the tip!

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