I want to do something else with my pictures instead of keeping them on my computer and sharing them online. I want them printed! I have a pretty good photo printer, but if I print a lot of photos then that's a LOT of ink. I also would like to keep track of the different places so that twenty years from now I know what was going on in the picture, and not just think, "Oh that's pretty, but I don't remember what it is."
So I could just print photos and put them in an album, but that isn't going to keep track of what's going on in the photos. I could make a scrapbook, but I have a feeling that is something that I'll start and not ever finish. Plus as a teacher I have enough cutting and pasting to do, I don't need another project like that! So then I'm thinking about digital scrapbooking, but I don't know how people actually put the books together. And do they print the pages on their own printers? Again that seems like a lot of ink. Do they buy some sort of book to put the pages in?
So, my last thought was to create a photobook. I was looking online at Ritz Camera, Wal Mart, and Walgreens, and I could insert photos and text. This would take a lot of time to get it just how I want it, but I think that might be the best option. I started making one through Walgreens, but then I got nervous because what if it doesn't look good printed? Some of the pictures are cropped pretty close when they are inserted on the pages, and what if they don't come out sharp? I just am nervous about buying it and it not turning out how I expected.
Sorry for the long post. Hopefully some of you kept reading and have some advice. I really want to figure this out before I go out of town in a couple weeks. Otherwise I don't think it will ever get done! Thanks.