Does the very thought of putting this many
photos on a layout fill you with dread? Well, it does ME! Here's my thought process:
Me: Wow, I have so many great photos to scrap from that event.
Me: No problem, I'll use a multi-photo quick click.
Me: But it's SO hard to go through all these photos!
Me: I think I'll work on a quick 2 or 3 photo layout instead. I'm tired.
Me: Goes and does an easier layout.
BAH!!!! I won't do that anymore! My multi-photo layouts need to GET DONE!
Seriously, for over a year I have scrapped that way! I used to do multi-photo layouts all the time, but got what I now refer to as 'lazy' and my MPs weren't getting done. I apparently forgot that they didn't have to be finished in one sitting.
So, since I want company on this excursion, you are volunteered! Challenge yourself to do a seriously MULTI photo layout this month! You'll feel much better, I promise!!
Do you want an incentive? I'll give you one of my multi-photo quick clicks FREE! But then you HAVE to use it! So there!
Here's the deal - in the store, look through my quick clicks which hold a ton of photos - really, there are quite a few because as I said, I used to do those kinds of layouts all the time! Nominate below the one you want to get free by putting the name of it and a link to it in your post. A picture is nice but not required. When I have what I think are enough nominations, I'll put up a poll and you can all vote for the one you want. Easy peasy; you hardly have to do anything...
Until you get the qc.... *evil laugh*
I'm actually working on a multi-photo layout right now, using my Double Dog Dare
quick click. Really the hardest part was going through my photos from the event, which happens to have been a Disney parade. You know I can't leave out any of the floats or dancers! Well, I have. But not many. It holds no less than 28 photos. I notice I added into the description of that product: Got an hour, a day, a week, or a year of unforgettable photos? Bring 'em!
When you give me your nominations, make it a GOOD multi-photo quick click, none of those wimpy 3 to 6 photo ones; they don't count! A two pager is fine and those are even better for versatility because you can use one page or both many times. But it's up to you! Now show me your nominations!
Even if you don't want to nominate quick clicks or use one of mine, still challenge yourself to do a multi-photo layout this month! There are lots of quick clicks in the store to help you if you need it! And here's what I do to finally get control over all the photos:
I open up all the ones I want to use but shrink them to the bar size.
I divide them into 'vertical' and 'horizontal' and 'square or possibly square if cropped' ones. I put the verticals on one side of the page, the horizontals on the other, and the square potentials in the middle. As bars, not as photos I can see.
Quickly I save it as a workspace. If my computer crashes I don't want to have to do all that again!
I count up how many I have of each orientation and make a note of it.
I find a quick click (or decide to make one, sometimes) that has about the right number of each orientation, and open that - usually it's a two pager so I might have both pages open. I might save my workspace again with this on it.
I then go down the queue of verticals - the ones that absolutely have to be verticals/portrait orientation, and fill them into the qc.
I do the same with the horizontals/landscapes.
I edit each photo as I go, as regards any corrections it needs.
I look at the square ones to see where they will fit after that. Of course, I sort of had an idea to begin with and might squash them around on my workspace to help me remember - like the ones that are vertical but might could go square - well I've left a vertical spot open for them if I don't have to put them in a square, so they might get nudged to the mid-section between those two on my workspace.
I save my layout EVERY time I add a photo. This is not something I want to have to repeat in case of a power surge that cuts my computer off (which happened a little while ago to me.)
I close each used photo as I go (decide whether you want to save the edits; I don't), so they can get out of the computer's memory.
I get all the photos added, then usually finish the layout with products at a later time. I save my workspace again if I don't get all the photos added at the first sitting though. If the photos are all filled, I only have to open the pages after that.
The point is to sort your photos however you want first, then fill.
On my example here - I have some side by side - that means I can choose one or the other when I do my fill b/c the photos are very similar. So I wait to see which fits the space better when I finalize.
Of course you might find something easier for you; this is just what I do. Let us know if you have another great way!