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Barb Eugene

Member Since 28 Aug 2010
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In Topic: Photo Resolution

23 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

Thank you all for sharing your information.  After having to redo close to 300 layouts, I had been very reluctant to experiment by not resizing the photos before dragging them into a PSE 11 layer.  BTW, I've not regretted changing from Paint Shop Pro (in spite of the learning curve) to Elements.

In Topic: Photo Resolution

23 July 2014 - 07:40 AM



Thanks for the explanations.  I think I knew a lot of that already.  In my first book, I simply dragged the photo, without resizing or resampling, into the background layer and then resized the photo (by clicking on the corners and dragging it inward) to use in the layout.  That resulted in the poor print quality of just the photos.  In the "do over" book, I first resized the photos, which resulted in a smaller print size as you explained, but the print quality of the photos was excellent.  I was using Corel's Paint Shop Pro for my editing program at the time.  Maybe the print issue I had had something to do with Paint Shop Pro.


Since I've switched editing programs to PSE 11, I'm wondering if I have to take that extra first step to resize the photos before placing in a layout or whether I can just drag my photo with it's tons of pixels into the layout and adjust the size by using the Move tool.  I would hate to redo a 300 page photobook.  .



In Topic: Paper Cutter

16 July 2014 - 08:35 AM

Thank you for all your input.  I really liked what I read about the Genesis, but at almost $400, it is too pricey for me.  I ended up purchasing a CutterPillar Pro.  It looks very much like the Genesis but at $100 with free shipping was in my price range.  I like that the blade is always sharpening itself and that it is impossible to cut one's self.  I also like the back light that shines up through whatever is being cut.  I haven't received the trimmer yet, but expect to enjoy using it.

In Topic: Paper Cutter

13 July 2014 - 12:32 PM

I looked online a bit and found the CutterPillar Pro.  It seems closest to the Genesis, which, I agree, is really spendy.

In Topic: 2014 Calendars

21 June 2014 - 07:26 PM

Brandy's Blender calendars are my favorite, too!