•What is a smilebox?
Smilebox •What can I make with smilebox?
•Is it free?
•What are customers saying?
•Want to see more?
•Online Scrapbooking - Some Tips To Go Online With Scrapbooking by:
Picaboo •What’s your background?
•Fabulous Fonts and Colors
Ready to have some Fun
• Creating a Successful Tribute Book
by Anna Aspnes
Vector Magic •What are Bitmap images?
•What are Vector images?
•Why use Vector images?
•VectorMagic BETA Online
Vectorization by: Steven Clark
What is a Smilebox?
Smilebox is a exciting and engaging service that connects
you with family and friends using your photos and videos.
What can I make with smilebox?
Smilebox is one of many online services that allows you
to make digital scrapbooks, photobooks, postcards and
ecards for any occation, and allows you to email them to
Is it free?
YES! You can personalize and email or blog any design
What are customers saying?
quot;It's a new and creative way to send messages to family and
friends. It's much more personal and intimate.quot;
- Smilebox customer
quot;Am I a Super Scrapbooking Mom? No, my secret is Smilebox.quot;
- JoEllen Mitchell, Family Fun Magazine
Want to see more?
Go to Smilebox - About Us
Article by: Abhishek Agarwal
Scrapbooks describe things about our lives (Agarwal)
Scrapbooks were made to describe the individuals
Though in the present day the same can be done online
Allowing people’s work to be posted online
There are almost100,000 templates which can be
downloaded, helping the users use more than one or two
templates when making their scrapbook (Agarwal)
These templates show the persons interests and
Most sites, like smilebox offer these templates free of
scrapbooks were made considering
the individual's imagination.” (Agarwal)
Online scrapbooking has not changed the ideas and traditions
of “cut out” scrapbooking, but has simply helped the
production time when you are trying to decide about what
layouts seem right.
All websites that offer online scrapbooking are different and
can help you decide how and what you want your scrapbook to
be like: this helps with people’s different personalities.
Online scrapbooking is so much cheaper than going to craft
stores and getting your material.
The next generation of album making
With picaboo you can choose from a wide range
of backgrounds, layouts, fonts and colors, fix
your photos, and add music in the background of
your photo album slideshow.
The author (aspnes) says that a tribute with photos is
the same meaning as giving someone a gift.
Like the service of picaboo, Anna Aspnes used the
application and wrote this article about her
experiences in making a tribute book
She gathered her images, and made sure each
image had a “story” to go along with it
Anna mentions within the article that, “The photos
obviously play an integral part in a tribute photobook
but equally important are the words you will choose to
go with those images and the stories you will choose to
“A tribute could span years, decades, or even
generations, and the book provides sufficient space to tell
those stories in whatever voice you choose.” (Aspnes)
“Images tell stories”- I always thought of images
this way, but looking at it through an online
advancement perspective, I can see how well
images look and how more crisp they make the
story that is inside of them.
Converting images to black and white or
sepia, can really change the way you look at a
People’s perspectives are laid out in the pictures
that they take and share with others.
Vector Magic converts bitmap images to
crisp clean vector art.
What are Bitmap images?
Images that are described by pixals
What are Vector images?
Images that are described by shapes, such as circles and squares.
•Why use Vector Images?
•In most aspects vector images are used in graphic design, and are
used for when pictures need to be printed out, because to the human
eye the picture may look fine on the computer screen but then be all
pixilated when it is printed out.
At Stanford University Artificial Intelligence research
project made a website called VectorMagic.
This allows the whole world of online communicators to convert
raster images to vector images in a far better way than previously
Some statistics showed the “differences between the input
bitmap and the re-rasterized vector result is 100% for
VectorMagic, 215% for Corel and 255% for Adobe. While color
identification errors are 6% for VectorMagic, 66% for Corel and
50% for Adobe.”(Clark)
“While colour identification errors are 6% for
VectorMagic, 66% for Corel and 50% for
This statement above was so astonishing, and
really proved how technology is emerging
All images are made of tiny pixels that when
printed out look very distorted.
Vector magic as seen from the statistics is the
best way to make a clear picture look its best.
By seeing the different kinds of online
scrapbooking one can apply what they have
learned manually to what they can now do
online, for cheaper and more accessible.
By reading the articles found within this
presentation one can see the proof of just
how easy and reliable using the internet for
creating photo pages and different layouts
can be; and want to try to make their lives
less complicated; which is what this process
is all about.