When you make the leap from traditional scrapbooking to the digital scrapbook, the range of ideas that are possible is greatly expanded. The added benefits of creating a digital scrapbook? The many ways to incorporate all your digital stuff! We have tons of photos now available via cell phones, digital cameras, etc. With the Internet dominating the technological revolution, photos can be sent from relatives and family very quickly. You used to have to wait a few days to a week to get photos through the mail from friends and family. Now you can get them instantly, and build up a great portfolio of images to start creating your scrapbook.
Everything is kept neat and tidy when designing a digital scrapbook on a computer. There is no risk of bending corners of the book, pets eating them, or pages falling out. This is especially important when trying to preserve nostalgic value, like scanning in or taking pictures of special pieces like your baby’s wristband from the hospital or ticket stubs from your favorite concert. Then you can back up the originals along with your digital scrapbook! You can also share your finished product with the rest of the family by emailing it to them. There is no more waiting for the family to visit before you can show them.
The advantage of speed is another reason the digital scrapbook design process is so appealing. It is likely that different people will want different formats and sizes of scrapbooks. If you were to do this on paper away from the computer, then you would incur a much greater cost in materials, since you would have to purchase various types of materials in multiple sizes in order to get the desired outcome, not to mention buying the materials in multiple packs to make copies if you desired. With the digital scrapbook approach, you can have many different sizes and formats for free. And…you can do this an unlimited amount of times! This is one of the biggest benefits of going digital.