Thursday, June 25, 2009

Business Posters from Freeze Frame Publishing

Our customizable posters might be just the size for some of your business signage needs! Your logo can be used as well as any pictures and text you may wish to add.

Our poster is available through our cards and calendars software. Select New Card at the opening prompt; then choose the 11x17 Poster. The work space will look exactly like the work space for any of our other-sized post cards. You have the option of choosing portrait layout orientation or landscape layout orientation.

Our software allows for easy customization from choice of font, font size, font color, borders and photo enhancing options.

Please watch our blog for future poster promotions!

If you enjoy using our software and have been using it for your business needs, perhaps you would be interested in partnering with us. We have three partnerships programs available. Please contact us for more information on which partnership would best fit your needs.

Please visit our web site for more information on our products and services. Let Freeze Frame Publishing help you freeze time... and frame your business memories forever!

We welcome your comments or suggestions.

Laura


Family Frameworks Photo Books

The digital age makes preserving your family history so easy. All you need: your family pictures, a scanner, and Freeze Frame Publishing's photo book software. If you do not have a scanner, contact us and we will be happy to scan your pictures. More information is available on our services page.

Your one-of-a-kind photos can be converted into digital format for easy placement in a photo book you create. Once there, you can order as many copies as you like. Details such as names, places, and dates, can be added to any page of your photo book.
Documents can also be scanned and placed in your photo book. The example above is a scanned picture of a cab license issued in the 1890's from the Isle of Man. Handwritten letters from family members can also be scanned and placed in your family photo book.

Your original pictures and documents remain intact. Photo books allow for your family's memories, their stories, to be handed down to present family members. Multiple copies can be ordered to ensure that every member of your family can pass along your family stories.

Stay tuned for our early fall promotion! 20-20-20! Twenty copies of our 20-page Classic photo book for $20 each!

Call all the relatives and start collecting your memories!

We invite you to download our FREE software and give it a try as you frame your memories forever. Our software for photo books, cards and calendars is very flexible and easy to use. All of our products are fully customizable from page backgrounds to fonts, templates, page layouts, picture borders and enhancements. Our blog has many tips, ideas, and suggestions to aid you in framing your special memories forever.

If you have slow internet connection, or no internet connection, request a disc and we will send our software to you! You can also sign up to receive our blog posts emailed directly to your in- box! Please visit our web site for more information on all of our products and services.

If we can be of any assistance, please email us at info@freezeframepublishing.com, or me at laura@freezeframepublishing.com

Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura


Sneak Peak: Early Fall Special Promo!

Sneak Peak: 20-20-20 Photo Book Special! Watch our blog for further details on this special event promotion.

Just what is 20-20-20? It is 20 copies of a 20-page classic photo book for $20 each!

This special is always available to our not-for-profit clubs, classes and organizations but we want to extend this offer to all.

Now might be the time to gather all the old family photos, build a family photo book and distribute copies to the extended family.

Is there a children's story waiting to be written?

Are you a member of a team or club? Perhaps a yearbook?

How about a book "tour" of your company? Or a portfolio of your product offerings?

Start thinking; start gathering your pictures!

Enjoy your summer!

Laura



Sunday, June 21, 2009

Custom Posters from Freeze Frame Publishing!

Did you know that you can create your own customized posters with Freeze Frame Publishing's cards and calendars software? You can!

Our poster is available through our cards and calendars software. Select New Card at the opening prompt; then choose the 11x17 Poster. The work space will look exactly like the work space for any of our other-sized post cards. You have the option of choosing portrait layout orientation or landscape layout orientation.
You may recognize the Thank-You card from a prior post. That same Thank-You picture was used to create this poster. You may know people deserving a great big Thank-You! This poster is 17 inches tall by 11 inches wide. It is our portrait orientation.

The poster above is an example of our landscape orientation poster. It is 11 inches tall by 17 inches wide. Our bride created a collage highlighting their wedding events. Notice that one picture has been faded back with a verse overlay. Two other pictures are black and white.

Our software allows for easy customization from choice of font, font size, font color, borders and photo enhancing options.

Please watch our blog for future poster promotions!

Keep your camera handy. Snap lots of pictures. Enjoy the season!

We invite you to download our FREE software and give it a try as you frame your memories forever. Our software for photo books, cards and calendars is very flexible and easy to use. All of our products are fully customizable from page backgrounds to fonts, templates, page layouts, picture borders and enhancements. Our blog has many tips, ideas, and suggestions to aid you in framing your special memories forever.

If you have slow internet connection, or no internet connection, request a disc and we will send our software to you! You can also sign up to receive our blog posts emailed directly to your in- box! Please visit our web site for more information on all of our products and services.

If we can be of any assistance, please email us at info@freezeframepublishing.com, or me at laura@freezeframepublishing.com

Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura

Monday, June 15, 2009

How To Delete Projects

Do you have finished projects languishing in your saved project file? It's easy to delete your completed projects. Once you have ordered your projects you may wish to remove them from your saved folder.

Here's how:

1. Open the photo book program.

2. Open a saved project. It doesn't matter which project you open, but you must open a project in order to delete any project.


3. From the drop down menu under the File tab (located on the top tool bar), select delete.




A new drop down box will appear. Scroll through your saved book projects and select the project you wish to delete.

4. Click OK.


5. Click OK. Your photo book has been deleted.

We encourage you to save a back-up file of all of your saved projects in the event you desire future printings.

Follow this process to delete cards and calendar projects, too.

If we can be of any assistance, please contact us at info@freezeframepublishing.com or me at laura@freezeframepublishing.com.

Please visit our web site for more information on our products and services.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura


How To Save Your Completed Projects for Future Printing

What would happen if next year you wanted to order another copy of a photo book you ordered this year? Could you order an additional copy? Well, that depends!

If you still have the photo book stored in the software, no problem!

Is there a way to save completed projects for the possibility of future printing? YES.

Before you delete your completed projects we encourage you to make a back-up copy in the event you need an additional copy at a future date. You never know! But with a few quick steps, you can save your files... just in case.

Step-by-Step directions for saving a completed photo book file:

1. Open your saved book project. This can be done from the opening prompt, or by choosing 'open' from the FILE tab on the top tool bar of the program.


2. Click the 'Send to FreezeFrame' button.


Your book will process just as it does when you submit your order online.




3. Check the "I have examined the proof..." box and the Continue button.



4. Select the "I prefer to bring the file with me to the store" button.



5. Prepare to save your book on your computer.


6. Select where you wish to save your project file. In this example, I have chosen to save the file under Jen's Documents. Name your file. In this example I named the file saved 8x11 pma. Press Save.

Your photo book is now saved for future printing if necessary. Please remember that you cannot read this file as it is encrypted. Also, you cannot change or edit this file. This file can be saved to a CD or flash drive and sent to Freeze Frame Publishing for printing at a later date.

Follow this process to save cards and calendar projects, too.

If we can be of any assistance, please contact us at info@freezeframepublishing.com or me at laura@freezeframepublishing.com.

Please visit our web site for more information on our products and services.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summertime Pictures!

At Last! Summer has arrived. The sun shines most of the time. The temperatures are warming. The days are long.

Like many of you, I am outside more in the summer and fall. My husband and I have planted a garden that needs tending; we enjoy fishing from the shore and from a boat; we kayak; we socialize with friends around campfires long into the night. I have many opportunities for taking lots of pictures. These pictures will be nice reminders of our wonderful Michigan summers during the cold winter months to come. But for now, it's SUMMER!

Digital cameras make taking lots of pictures fast and easy. We no longer have to think about how many exposures are left on our cameras, how many rolls of film we brought with us on vacation, do we need a flash bulb, etc. We can snap photos at every turn. And maybe, with all that 'clicking,' we will have taken a few really good pictures to remember our events. We can be very selective in the pictures we choose to keep, we choose to print.

If you've taken a great picture that you would like to share, please send it to us! We'd love to post your favorite pictures on our blog. If you have tips you'd like to share, send those along, too!

Keep your cameras handy. Take lots of pictures. Enjoy the summer season.

Thank you for reading. If you would like more information on Freeze Frame Publishing, please visit our web site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Building Your 2010 Photo Calendar--May


Summer is finally in full swing!

For the month of May for our family calendar I have chosen a picture of our upper pond. Serene! I added this picture to my calendar picture folder on my desk top, then dragged and dropped it into the picture tray of my saved calendar in the Freeze Frame cards and calendars software. Reminder: Keep your calendar pictures in a folder and keep the folder in the same place! Each time you open any saved photo project, the software looks for your pictures and expects that they are in the same folder in the same place on your computer. Should you receive a "missing image file" warning in one of your saved projects, check that your picture and picture folder have not been moved to a different location, or deleted altogether!

I used only one picture this month. I chose a blue border to accent the little bit of blue sky peeking through all of the trees.

Our family is taking a vacation in August. I plan on building a separate "Vacation" calendar to remember our trip. We have also planted a garden. I have taken pictures of the new sprouts, and will take a few pictures of our "harvest" for use in an upcoming month.

Keep your camera handy. Snap lots of pictures. Enjoy the season!

We invite you to download our FREE software and give it a try as you frame your memories forever. Our software for photo books, cards and calendars is very flexible and easy to use. All of our products are fully customizable from page backgrounds to fonts, templates, page layouts, picture borders and enhancements. Our blog has many tips, ideas, and suggestions to aid you in framing your special memories forever.

If you have slow internet connection, or no internet connection, request a disc and we will send our software to you! You can also sign up to receive our blog posts emailed directly to your in- box! Please visit our web site for more information on all of our products and services.

If we can be of any assistance, please email us at info@freezeframepublishing.com, or me at laura@freezeframepublishing.com

Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura

Monday, June 8, 2009

Add Color to Your Card Projects!

Freeze Frame Publishing's cards and calendar software can easily be customize to include your corporate colors. This blog post is devoted to helping you create personalized cards for all of your personal and professional needs. The pictured sample is one of our 4x5.5 informational post cards that we hand out at trade shows. One side is Freeze Frame green with white text and the other side has both a Freeze Frame green border and text along with our logo and a picture of our photo books.

1. Open the Cards and Calendar program. Select the card or postcard size.

2. Under the Personalize tab on the top tool bar, select Insert Objects and then Text. A text box will appear in your work area.



Grab a corner of the text box with your mouse to stretch the text box off of the work area. See below.
The illustration above is nearly ready. Continue stretching the text box until you no longer see the little squares.

3. Click on the blue square icon (see below) which is located under the "Send to FreezeFrame" button. A new box will open displaying colors from which to choose. Select your color and the text box will fill. More color choices are available by clicking the Other... tab near the bottom of the box. From this area you can customize your color precisely if you know your RGB or HSB values.

4. To add text to your colored area, simply insert a new text box and begin typing. Your font, font color and font size can be customized, too.

5. To add your company logo, or any picture, click the Personalize tab once again. Select Insert Object and then Picture. A picture box will appear in your work area. You can re-size and move the empty picture box to meet your needs.



6. To place a colored border on your project, insert a new text box and size it accordingly. Select a border width from the drop down box (see below). The default color is black. To change the color click the corner icon (see illustration below). A box will open displaying colors from which to choose just like it did when selecting a background color. Select your color and the border will change. More color choices are available by clicking the Other... tab near the bottom of the box. From this area you can customize your color precisely if you know your RGB or HSB values.

You will also want to remove Your Text Here. Double-click in the text box and then delete the text. You now have a framed work area.



6. Insert a new text box to add your text. Font, font size and font color can be customized. You can also add picture boxes.


We invite you to download our FREE software and give it a try as you frame your memories forever. Our software for photo books, cards and calendars is very flexible and easy to use. All of our products are fully customizable from page backgrounds to fonts, templates, page layouts, picture borders and enhancements. Our blog has many tips, ideas, and suggestions to aid you in framing your special memories forever.

If you have slow internet connection, or no internet connection, request a disc and we will send our software to you! You can also sign up to receive our blog posts emailed directly to your in- box! Please visit our web site for more information on all of our products and services.

If we can be of any assistance, please email us at info@freezeframepublishing.com, or me at laura@freezeframepublishing.com

Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura