Terri M

Scrapping Sandy

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I am thinking about the pages I'm going to make about our experience in Hurricane Sandy and afterwards. Part of what I want to include is the newspaper headlines/front pages. So I've been collecting them, with the intention of scanning them (once we get our power back.)

My question is --- has anybody done this? How much can you reduce them and they still look like a newspaper front page? Any tips about the best way to treat them?

 

There's not much text -- I'm not expecting to be able to read any articles -- just screaming headlines and scary pictures.

 

I'm a total newbie to digital scrapbooking, so I'm sorry if this is obvious, just would like to get it right!

 

Oh -- and don't feel I'm ignoring you if I don't respond. Right now I can only occasionally get to places with internet access and electricity at the same time!

 

- Terri

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When I've used current things for a layout I usually take a photo of the page. It is just faster. The last one I included was of the weather forecast for the week that had all time record highs. I have scanned old newspaper articles too. Sometimes the dots in the printing will show in your scan and make a funky pattern. There is a way to fix it, but for me, a photo is way easier.

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Wow, that is a great idea. I'm in NJ and the headlines have been amazing and pretty scary. Photos too. Good thing to document and thanks April for the info.

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Photos work great - and as someone pointed out - it's so much quicker. Looking forward to seeing your layout.

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This is a great idea - I've also been saving the papers. The photos in our local paper have been scary. Hope you are doing okay and that the power keeps coming!

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I've been taking more photos lately than scanning too - it is definitely quicker! Sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone who suffered so from Sandy - the pictures I've been seeing on tv are just devastating and so sad. My heart goes out to all of you.

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And you may be able to get electronic copies of the page images online... Our newspaper has a "green edition" that renders the pages as full replicas of the paper version.

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I wonder if images I get off the Internet would be pixelated when I print them. I guess it would depend on how they make the images.

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