About DSD

Digital Scrapbooking Day was first established in 2007 to create awareness for digital scrapbooking – not only as a creative way to document and display memories, but also as a means to archive photos and memorabilia safely digitally. Digital Scrapbooking Day (DSD), celebrated the first Saturday of each October, is intended to act as a catalyst to set aside some time at least annually to digitally documenting your personal history.

Digital Scrapbooking most often refers to the creation of scrapbooking layouts on the computer, using graphic editing software. You can choose from a variety of digital graphic elements to build a layout – background, photos, photo mats, scanned memorabilia, and other graphic accents further enhance the finished project. The finished image can then used in several ways – it can be archived on the computer hard drive or burned to CD, emailed to friends and family, posted in an online layout sharing gallery, posted on a website or blog, or it can be printed either at home or at a photo lab.

But Digital Scrapbooking Day isn’t just about digital scrapbooking, the hobby – Digital Scrapbooking Day celebrates all that today’s technology can do to help preserve your precious memories. That means that anyone can participate in Digital Scrapbooking Day – scrapbookers (whether traditional, “hybrid,” or digital), photographers, genealogists, memoirists, personal journalists, bloggers, podcasters, and related retailers all will find something to celebrate on Digital Scrapbooking Day.

If you have memories stored in some form on a computer, you have reason to celebrate. Here are some ways people celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day:

  • sort and organize digital photos – chronologically and/or by event or theme
  • “tag” and write captions for digital photos • scan and restore heirloom photos and memorabilia
  • create a digital scrapbook layout or keepsake
  • learn a new graphic editing technique
  • experiment with new graphics software (such as FxFoto Creative)

Through a collaboration of Susan White and Angie Pedersen, Digital Scrapbooking Day was created to encourage people to remember that their memories are a precious resource that need tending.

Digital Scrapbooking Day is coming…do you know where your memories are?

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