Friday, December 11, 2009

Ideas for Freezing and Framing Your Memories

"Smile!" Click. Flash... "Look this way," Click. Flash... Click. Flash... "gottcha!"

Our digital cameras will be clicking and flashing a lot over the next few weeks.  How will you FRAME all of your great pictures?

Cool Photo Ideas has plenty of ideas for you.

like this great photo wall display

or this great photo tree display
They give step-by-step directions for these ideas and lots of other ideas. Perhaps you will be inspired to create new photo displays using your best shots!

Now... about FREEZING all of those cherished digital memories.  We've talked about the necessity of backing up all of your digital picture files before. Here's another article from Page2Pixel that you might find helpful.

Thank you for visiting our blog.  Please visit our web site for more information on our products and services.  If you have any tips or ideas that you would like to share, please contact us with the details! 

Charge your batteries. Clear your memory card. Start clicking!


Monday, December 7, 2009

HELP! Where did my pictures go?

With one week remaining in which to create and order photo books in time for holiday giving, we are receiving a few calls for help regarding the mystery of the "missing picture file" and picture resolutions registering at 0.

So, what's going on?  Is there a grinch in your computer ? A Scrooge "bah-humbug"-ing your attempts to create the perfect, personal, heart-felt holiday gift of a photo book custom created by you?

I think I can help you:  Create a folder specific to each photo book, card or calendar project you are working on! Put copies of all of the pictures you wish to use in that project in that folder.  Our software operates differently than online photo book companies where you upload your pictures to a folder in cyberspace.  Freeze Frame Publishing's software resides ON your computer, there is no uploading of pictures required.  Our software looks for your pictures to be in the same place each time.  For example, if your pictures came from a CD or a flash drive and you remove the CD or flashdrive you will get an error message of "Missing picture file" because your picture files are no longer in their original place.

By creating a specific folder for each photo project you are working on, you will never get a "missing picture file" message because your pictures will remain in the same place for the software to "find" them.

Hope this helps.  If you have any questions please contact us, we're here to help.  And if you have a question about a process, chances are someone else has the same question!

Please visit our web site for information on our products and services or to download our FREE software for photo books, cards, and calendars.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Fast Track Photo Books from Freeze Frame Publishing!

In a hurry?  No time to make a photo book to commemorate that special occasion?  In less than 10 minutes you can create a photo book using Fast Track from Freeze Frame Publishing!

1.  Open the photo book program and select either the Create New Book or Fast Track option.

2. Select Fast Track

To create our Classic 8.5" x 11" landscape photo book, select the Landscape option. Click Next.

3.  Select the Keyhole Cover option for our Classic 8.5" x 11" Landscape photo book.

4.  Select a theme.  For this example I chose Clean (white page backgrounds). When the book wizard is finished and before you order your photo book you can add or change background images if you like using the stock backgrounds (available in the software and accessed through the backgrounds tab near the bottom of the screen) or your own pictures.

5. You will now select your pictures. TIP: Create a folder with the pictures you wish to use in this photo book.  The Fast Track program uses ALL the pictures you select.  It will save you time if you pre-select your pictures.

6.  Select the pictures you wish to use.  For this example I created a folder, Bowl Party, with all of the pictures I wish to use in this photo book.  I clicked the Select All option from the top tool bar. You can also select individual pictures, but this will add time to your book building.

7.  This Fast Track book will have 36 pages and use all 108 pictures I selected.  The more pictures you select, the more pages your finished book will have. Approximately 60 pictures are needed for a Fast Track 20-page photo book.  Remember: you can always edit your photo book by removing or adding pictures and pages before placing your order.

8.  To place your pictures in a specific order, select Preview Pictures.

9. Click, drag, and drop your pictures in the order you want them to appear in your book. For this example, I chose the picture I wanted on the first page.

10.  Add a caption to your first page.  If you do not want a caption, leave this area blank and click Next to finish.


11.  You're Finished!  Before placing your order you can view each page and add captions, change backgrounds, change picture layouts and sizes if you like.  Send to FreezeFrame and leave the rest to us!  Remember to Share Online with friends and family.  You can send anyone on your email list a virtual copy of your newly, quickly created photo book.  Click the Share Online button and follow the prompts. TIP: send the virtual photo book to yourself and forward the link to all of your friends and family. This method will save you time, too.

We hope you enjoy using our Fast Track wizard.  If you have any questions, please email me.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.


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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Last Two Days for Holiday Promotion!

You still have two full days to take advantage of Freeze Frame Publishing's Holiday Promotion!  Through Wednesday, December 2, receive one identical 8.5" x 11" FREE when you purchase one photo book!

Photo books make great personal holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

Pushed for time?  Photo book gift kits may be the perfect gift this year.  Your recipients can enjoy creating and saving their own memories using their digital photos, Freeze Frame Publishing's software, and your pre-paid photo book coupon.

There is still plenty of time to create your photo books, cards and calendars for holiday giving.  Order by December 14 to ensure holiday delivery.

Happy Holidays... Happy memory making!


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