Where To Get Digital Photographs When You Don’t Have a Digital Camera

The key to digital scrapbooking is the digital photographs. However, many people have not upgraded to a digital camera for many reasons, but usually because they are partial to their film camera. I love my film camera, but I also own a digital camera in which I use frequently as well. What do you do when you don’t have a digital camera, and you want to get into digital scrapbooking?

First off, you need pictures – photographs of whatever you want to create a scrapbook layout about. These photographs can come from negatives and film. That is okay, you just need to know how to get them into a digital sense.

There are a couple of ways to do this. You can do it before you get your photographs printed by doing the first item on the list, or you can do it after you have them printed by following the second item. It isn’t as difficult as you think. Although, I would recommend entertaining the idea of actually purchasing a digital camera at some point, especially if you take a lot of photographs. It might be easier for you if you find you really love digital scrapbooking.

Purchase the Add-On CD

Many photo labs and companies will put them on a CD for you for a charge when they develop your film. This is one option you can use. It can add up though because many of those CD’s go for about $1.99 and that’s in addition to the normal development cost. You can also take your photographs to some labs and they will do it for you even after the photographs have been developed, however plan to spend a bit more on that.

Get a Scanner

This is the most frugal, time-saving way to turn your film photographs into digital photographs. A scanner is an extremely useful tool if you plan to do a lot of digital scrapbooking. You will want it beyond just scanning photographs into your computer. You will also want it for memorabilia, creating your own backgrounds and embellishments and for other reasons. A scanner can be a good friend when you’re scrapbooking in the digital way.

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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