Choosing a well-composed photo is extremely important. With modern day digital technology this task is made a whole lot easier than in the past. All digital cameras have a delete function so if you are not happy with the photo’s composition you can easily delete it and retake the picture. Take time to study all the capabilities of your camera and use them to create the picture you desire. Many cameras have functions like sepia mode, black and white mode and polarise mode that will give the pictures you take for your online photo album a different look and feel beyond the standard mode of taking pictures.
Many of your old Kodak photo moments will need a little extra bit of work to place them in a digital format so that they can be placed on the web. Analogue photos will need to be scanned onto your computer before they can be placed into your online photo album script. To be able to do this you will need a scanner with some form of photo editing software. Often scanners are purchased with a bundled scanning and photo editing software package. This software uses a technology called TWAIN which allows you to scan images directly from your photo editing software. Scanners are generally very basic in operation, just place a photo or picture on the scanning bed, view your picture in the preview function, crop or resize the picture if necessary and then scan the picture to your hard drive – its as simple as that.
If you are proficient in using photo editing software the end product of the scanned image may be manipulated in a variety of ways to enhance the final look and feel of your pictures for your online photo album. But firstly the most important point to consider is the fact of picture resolution. Scanning pictures for your online photo album should always be done at 72 dpi (dots per square inch). This will ensure that the picture size is web friendly and will also help with the upload and download of your pictures. If your online photo album caters for printed pictures then it would be advisable to scan your pictures at about 150 dpi, bearing in mind that the web browsing will be dramatically slower. Almost all other scanning and photo editing functions are entirely up to the user.