Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Quick Notes: Downloading/Upgrading Stitching Software

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Quick Note: Download Files / Upgrade SD CardDo you have a Flip-Pal mobile scanner? If not, you may want to consider obtaining one of these easy to use little scanners to add to your portable research kit.

However, if you do have a Flip-Pal scanner, when was the last time you updated the software? Do you remember how to quickly make the update? Could you use some help, or a quick reminder of how to do this?

Family Roots Publishing has available copies of Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Quick Notes: Downloading/Upgrading Stitching Software. This simple 2 page laminated guide, with pictures, covers the 10 easy-to-follow steps in finding, downloading, updating and storing on SD card the most recent upgrades available for you scanner’s stitching software.

If you have a Flip-Pal scanner, then get a copy of Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Quick Notes: Downloading/Upgrading Stitching Software from Family Roots Publishing, and keep your scanner up-to-date.

Purchase a Flip-Pal With Creativity Suite 3.1 and get over $50 in Free Stuff!

How about creating some beautiful customized pedigree charts as Christmas gifts this season? How about getting a new Flip-Pal to enjoy the season even more?

Over a year ago, while playing with my Photoshop Elements program that came with my Flip-Pal Creativity Suite, it dawned on me that this would be the perfect program to colorize and share pedigree charts designed by Tony Matthews, an old friend who I haven’t seen for years. Back during the 90’s, Patty and I bought quite a number of hand-drawn printed – and then hand-colored pedigree charts that Tony produced. We gave most of our purchases to friends and family, as the charts were beautiful, and we knew others would enjoy them as much as we did. We now market a printed versions of two of these charts, Jubilee and Celtic Rose.

In 1999, Tony compiled a book entitled Paper Trees: genealogical clip-art. The book is made up of 92 unique printed pedigree charts. Although the book was initially compiled for those who might want to fill in and hand-color the charts, last Christmas I proved that by using Photoshop Elements, I could computer colorize and fill in the names, dates, and places – making personalized, gorgeous, and unique gifts. Once again, I’m doing the same thing for the holidays this year!

Realizing that most of us (myself included) can use an extra boost when it comes to tech stuff, A year ago, I hired my friend, Tom Underhill (he owns Creative Continuum), to design a brochure instructing folks on how to use Photoshop Elements 10 to colorize and fill in the pedigree charts found in Tony’s book. Tom’s written several books on using Photoshop, so I knew he had the expertise. He didn’t disappoint me, producing a 4-page color brochure with step-by-step instructions entitled Fun Pedigree Charts – Ready for your color! Although it’s written for Photoshop Elements 10, and the Creativity Suite 3.1 now has Photoshop Elements 11 included in it, the concepts apply to other Photoshop versions, although the menus and toolbars might be slightly different.

This all led to what is now the Family Roots Publishing Christmas 2013 Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3.1 promotion. It works like this – Buy a Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3.1 from Family Roots Publishing between now and midnight MST, December 24 2013, and we will throw in our popular Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM, the More Dating Old Photographs book, and a copy of Tony’s Paper Trees genealogical clip-art, with the Fun Pedigree Charts instruction brochure. These items are valued at over $50 – and they are FREE with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3.1! This is a great deal on the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, and I’m so excited about it, as I know anyone buying the package will have fun! fun! fun! this holiday season!

To read more about the Paper Trees genealogical clip-art book, see my review, also published in the Genealogyblog.

As I have written numerous times before, I now use a Flip-Pal mobile scanner for most of my on-the-road scanning projects, as well as the scanning of any photos under 4×6 inches in size (that’s the size of the scanner bed). I have had a personal unit nearly a year now. Dale also has one of his own. In that time, we’ve scanned more photos than ever before in our entire lives! We got started when Dale and I had a business trip in which we had to drive nearly 3000 miles. During the drive, Dale scanned thousands of my pictures – right there about 3 feet from me. We had a large box full of photos, many still in the envelopes from the processor – most 30 to 40 years old. Many I hadn’t seen since I took the pictures. Last October, my brother, Steve, flew down from Washington State, bringing a suitcase full of the old family photos with him. We scanned many of them, and more when he came to visit last December And we’ve have a couple major scanning sessions since then.

I’ve been scanning my genealogy documents as well as my pictures. I’ve been using a flatbed scanner, as well as a high-speed scanner with a feeder attached. I’ve now added my Flip-Pal to that mix. The flatbed scanner is still my scanner of choice if I’m home and I’m scanning 8.5 x 11 documents. Otherwise most of the scanning has been switched to my Flip-Pal.

As I’ve said before, The big advantage for me has been that I can scan my “under 4 x 6” photos a lot faster then usual using the Flip-Pal. Large photos and documents can be scanned in several shots, and then stitched together perfectly using the software provided with every Flip-Pal. This works equally well wheither I’m using a PC or my Mac. (Note – if using a Mac, be sure and shut off the auto-upload to iPhoto). Scanning albums is nearly as easy as scanning indiviual pictures. I recently scanned an album that belonged to my mother, with many of the photos glued into place. I took the lid off of the scanner, turned it over, laid the scanner on the pictures on the album page – lined it up by looking right through the scanner – and pressed the scan button. The scanner has a little window on it where the user can check to see if the scan came out good – just like your digital camera. Scans can be made in both 300 dpi, and 600 dpi. I leave my scanner defaulted to 600 dpi, just in case I want to blow them up. As noted above, the software supplied with the scanner is both Windows and Mac compatible.

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The Flip-Pal is battery-operated, allowing full portability. When I made my first scans, I was using typical AA batteries that I bought in quantity at Costco. As I remember it, I was getting about 400 scans or so on a set of four batteries. I quickly realized that I was going to save huge quantities of money by purchasing an AC AA battery charger and a dozen batteries. That was a smart move. When I purchased my Flip-Pal, the only case available had no pockets for supplies. A deluxe case is now available – complete with pockets where I keep my extra SD Cards, Sketch, and batteries. The earlier cases have been discontinued.

Another innovation is the Flip-Pal Sketch. You just lay the Sketch on photo that you wish to make notes on (like people’s names!), and scan the picture through the marked-up Sketch – thus identifying folks in the picture. It works great – making identifying photos while in your relatives’ homes easier than ever. Nearly 2 years ago, my friend, Pat Rchley (DearMyrtle), pointed out to me that she uses two Sketches – one that she’s scanning, and another that she’s having her relatives doing the writing on, thus speeding up the process. The Sketch now comes with 3 wet-erase pens in the initial package. Dale pointed out to me a few days ago that baby-wipes work perfectly for wiping the Sketch clean between pictures.

A while back, Flip-Pal came out with a unique scanner cleaning cloth that I absolutely love! Costing only $4.99, the cloth can be used for a number of uses. Not only can you clean the fingerprints, smudges, and dust from your scanner, but the dense-knit cloth can be used as a dark background when placed over 3D objects (medals, coins, jewelry, etc.) for scanning.

Two other innovations are software collections put together on DVD for the Flip-Pal, and available only with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scannner. A DVD product available is the Flip-Pal Creative Suite 2.1 software which runns on any PC running WindowsXP. Vista, 7 & 8. The package includes PagePlus Essentials; PhotoPlus Essentials; WebPlus Essentials; Digital Scrapbook Artist 2; and SlideShow Expressions; software. The downside of this software is that it only runs on PCs.

A while back, a Flip-Pal Creativity Suite 3.1 (updated from 3.0) on DVD was added to the Flip-Pal line-up. This software package will runs on PCs and Macs – and includes the unsurpassed Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, and is what I’m using to colorize and fill in the pedigree charts I’ll again be giving away this Christmas. This software also helps you turn your precious photos into sensational photos. Use automated options to crop, fine tune, repair and retouch your photos, tag and share photos with your social network and quickly organize, find, view and manage all your photos and video clips. As a Mac user, I’ve been using this software on a daily basis for years – and virtually every illustration on GenealogyBlog.com has undergone manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also included is Corel’s Paint It! software. It allows you to choose a painting style and watch the automated painting process create perfect hand-painted photo art. A third software on the DVD is Logo Design Studio Pro, allowing the user to produce professional logos for any business, non-profit, or personal use.

The Flip-Pal has been approved for use not only in the Library of Congress, but in many libraries and archives worldwide. It’s gentle on documents, as it’s very light, and you do not move it across a document. And speaking of light, very little is used in the scanning process – thus protecting those precious old documents. Items that could not be photocopied can be scanned with the Flip-Pal.

Family Roots Publishing stocks Flip-Pals – and ships them on a daily basis. The Flip-Pal unit itself sells for under $150, while the Flip-Pal with the Creative Suite 2.1 sells for under $200. The latest addition to the line-up, the Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3.1 (detailed above) sells for $209.99. Yes – it’s $10 more, but if you want to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 (which I recommend), it’s a great price, and with the offer we’re making for Christmas 2013, it’s an even better deal!

As I noted above, Family Roots Publishing is now offering our Genealogy Newsline, and GenealogyBlog readers, and customers a great deal for Christmas 2013. Buy any Flip-Pal mobile scanner and we’ll throw in:

Buy a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3.1 and we’ll also throw in:

To get the free stuff with the purchase of a basic Flip-Pal or the Flip-Pal with Creative Suite 2.1, just type the word “Dating” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

To get ALL THE FREE STUFF, purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3.1, typing the word “Pedigree” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

Don’t order the free items, unless you want additional copies, as you’ll automatically get them with your purchase.

The above offer ends at Midnight MST, December 24, 2013 – so order your Flip-Pal mobile scanner today!

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As a user myself, I highly recommend that you add on the following items when purchasing a Flip-Pal

FGS Conference Flip-Pal mobile scanner Promotion – Good Online through August 26, 2013

The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2013 Flip-Pal mobile scanner promotion from Family Roots Publishing works like this – Order a Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3.1 from Family Roots Publishing between now and midnight MDT, Monday, August 26, 2013, and we will ship you our popular Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM, the More Dating Old Photographs book, and a copy of Gary W. Clark’s Photo Restoration KwikGuide. These three items are FREE with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3.1! This is the same offer we are making at the FGS conference in Fort Wayne August 22 through 24.

As I have written several times before, I now use a Flip-Pal mobile scanner for all my on-the-road scanning projects, as well as the scanning of any photos under 4×6 inches in size (that’s the size of the scanner bed). I have had a personal unit nearly a year now. Dale also has one of his own. In that time, we’ve scanned more photos than ever before in our entire lives! We got started when Dale and I had a business trip in which we had to drive nearly 3000 miles. During the drive, Dale scanned thousands of my pictures – right there about 3 feet from me. We had a large box full of photos, many still in the envelopes from the processor – most 30 to 40 years old. Many I hadn’t seen since I took the pictures. Last October, my brother, Steve, flew down from Washington State, bringing a suitcase full of the old family photos with him. We scanned many of them, and more when he came to visit last December And we’ve have a couple major scanning sessions since then.

I’ve been scanning my genealogy documents as well as my pictures. I’ve been using a flatbed scanner, as well as a high-speed scanner with a feeder attached. I’ve now added my Flip-Pal to that mix. The flatbed scanner is still my scanner of choice if I’m home and I’m scanning 8.5 x 11 documents. Otherwise most of the scanning has been switched to my Flip-Pal.

As I’ve said before, The big advantage for me has been that I can scan my “under 4 x 6” photos a lot faster then usual using the Flip-Pal. Large photos and documents can be scanned in several shots, and then stitched together perfectly using the software provided with every Flip-Pal. This works equally well wheither I’m using a PC or my Mac. (Note – if using a Mac, be sure and shut off the auto-upload to iPhoto). Scanning albums is nearly as easy as scanning indiviual pictures. I recently scanned an album that belonged to my mother, with many of the photos glued into place. I took the lid off of the scanner, turned it over, laid the scanner on the pictures on the album page – lined it up by looking right through the scanner – and pressed the scan button. The scanner has a little window on it where the user can check to see if the scan came out good – just like your digital camera. Scans can be made in both 300 dpi, and 600 dpi. I leave my scanner defaulted to 600 dpi, just in case I want to blow them up. As noted above, the software supplied with the scanner is both Windows and Mac compatible.

The Flip-Pal is battery-operated, allowing full portability. When I made my first scans, I was using typical AA batteries that I bought in quantity at Costco. As I remember it, I was getting about 400 scans or so on a set of four batteries. I quickly realized that I was going to save huge quantities of money by purchasing an AC AA battery charger and rechargable batteries. That was a smart move. When I purchased my Flip-Pal, the only case available had no pockets for supplies. A deluxe case is now available – complete with pockets where I keep my extra SD Cards, Sketch, and batteries. The earlier cases have been discontinued.

Another innovation is the Flip-Pal Sketch. You just lay the Sketch on photo that you wish to make notes on (like people’s names!), and scan the picture through the marked-up Sketch – thus identifying folks in the picture. It works great – making identifying photos while in your relatives’ homes easier than ever. My friend, Pat Richley (DearMyrtle), pointed out to me that she uses two Sketches – one that she’s scanning, and another that she’s having her relatives doing the writing on, thus speeding up the process. The Sketch now comes with 3 wet-erase pens in the initial package. Dale pointed out to me a few days ago that baby-wipes work perfectly for wiping the Sketch clean between pictures.

Flip-Pal came out with a NEW unique scanner cleaning cloth that I absolutely love! Costing only $4.99, the cloth can be used for a number of uses. Not only can you clean the fingerprints, smudges, and dust from your scanner, but the dense-knit cloth can be used as a dark background when placed over 3D objects (medals, coins, jewelry, etc.) for scanning.

A while back, a Flip-Pal Creativity Suite 3.1 on DVD was added to the Flip-Pal line-up. This new software package will runs on PCs and Macs – and includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. This software helps you turn your precious photos into sensational photos. Use automated options to crop, fine tune, repair and retouch your photos, tag and share photos with your social network and quickly organize, find, view and manage all your photos and video clips. As a Mac user, I’ve been using this software on a daily basis for years – and virtually every illustration on GenealogyBlog.com has undergone manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also included is Corel’s Paint It! software. It allows you to choose a painting style and watch the automated painting process create perfect hand-painted photo art. A third software on the DVD is Logo Design Studio Pro, allowing the user to produce professional logos for any business, non-profit, or personal use.

The Flip-Pal has been approved for use not only in the Library of Congress, but in many libraries and archives worldwide. It’s gentle on documents, as it’s very light, and you do not move it across a document. And speaking of light, very little is used in the scanning process – thus protecting those precious old documents. Items that could not be photocopied can be scanned with the Flip-Pal.

Family Roots Publishing stocks Flip-Pals – and ships them on a daily basis. The Flip-Pal unit itself sells for under $150, the Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3.1 (detailed above) sells for $209.99. Yes – it’s $60 more, but if you want to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, and Corel’s Paint It! (which I recommend), it’s a great price, and with the offer we’re making, it’s an even better deal!

As I noted above, Family Roots Publishing is again offering our Genealogy Newsline, and GenealogyBlog readers, and customers a great deal on the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Buy the Flip-Pal mobile scanner and we’ll throw in:

Buy a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3.1 and we’ll also throw in:

To get the free stuff with the purchase of a basic Flip-Pal, just type the word “Dating FGS” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

To get ALL THE FREE STUFF, purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3.1, typing the word “FGS 3.1” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

Don’t order the free items, unless you want additional copies, as you’ll automatically get them with your purchase.

The above offer ends at Midnight MDT, Monday, August 26, 2013 – so order your Flip-Pal mobile scanner today!

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As a user myself, I highly recommend that you add on the following items when purchasing a Flip-Pal

Flip-Pal mobile scanners Back in Stock!

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Finally – production issues for the Flip-Pal mobile scanners seem to be behind us, and we once again have a good stock. Click on the links below to purchase either the basic scanner – or the scanner with Creativity Suite 3.0

Flip-Pal mobile scanner

Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3.0

Remember – we have a FREE U.S.A. SHIPPING offer in place through midnight MDT Thursday, July 25, 2013!

Also – with the purchase of any scanner, we are throwing in a free copies of:
Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM
More Dating Old Photographs book

Purchase the Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3.0 and ALSO receive:
Paper Trees clip-art pedigree charts book
Fun Pedigree Charts brochure

Flip-Pal mobile scanner Quick Notes

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“Flip-Pal mobile scanner Quick Notes” is a 2-page (single sheet), laminated beginners guide for getting to know and using a Flip-Pal scanner.

Side 1 covers features. There is a list of features along with a photo of a Flip-Pal with all its part labeled for easy identification. These are followed by six key feature points:

  • Getting Started
  • Power
  • Date and Time
  • Batteries
  • SD Memory Card
  • Protect your Flip-Pal

The second side lists and demonstrates the scanning process, including how to approach making multiple scans to capture a single image

This guide is short and to the point. This Quick Note was created by Group National Publishing, LLC.

Get a copy of “Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Quick Notes” from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $6.00

Limited Number of Flip-Pal Mobile Scanners with Creative Suite 3 Available – with FREE stuff and FREE USA Shipping!

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UPDATE: AS OF FRIDAY EVENING (JULY 5) WE HAVE 5 FLIP-PALS STILL IN STOCK.

Because of what I understand has been “parts availability issues,” Family Roots Publishing has been able to get just very limited numbers of Flip-Pal mobile scanners since March. We’ve had just enough to cover the various conferences we have attended with none left for Internet Sales. Today we got another 8 Flip-Pal mobile scanners with Creativity Suite 3 in stock, giving us nine units (9) available to sell.

These units are perfect for your upcoming family reunion, so don’t pass up your change to get your own Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3 today!

As an added bonus for our FRPC customers, we are throwing in free copies of the following items with the purchase of any Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3:
Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM ($12.95 value)
More Dating Old Photographs ($15.95 value)
Paper Trees genealogical clip-art ($18.95 value)
Fun Pedigree Charts – Ready for your colors! brochure ($3 value)

Also – during the 2013 Battle of Gettysburg week and the Independence Day Weekend, we are offering FREE USA shipping on all purchases over $25 at the FRPC website, saving our customers over $15 on the Flip-Pal mobile scanner with the above items. Offer ends at Monday midnight MDT July 8, 2013 – or when we run out of stock – whichever comes first.

The additional items listed above will be shipped automatically with each purchase of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3 during the offer period (ends Monday midnight MDT July 8, 2013). You don’t need to put anything in the Offer Code box at checkout.

To learn more about how I use my Flip-Pal mobile scanner, click here to read a previous blog.

RootsTech Flip-Pal Promotion – 3 days only! – Good Through Monday at Midnight, MDT March 25.

The FRPC RootsTech 2013 Flip-Pal is the most successful promotion we’ve ever had. In fact, the second day (of three) of RootsTech is just past, and we’ve sold out. The factory is also sold out – but, with the support of the manufacturer, we’ve still got a deal for you!

The RootsTech 2013 Flip-Pal mobile scanner promotion from Family Roots Publishing works like this – Order a Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 from Family Roots Publishing between now and midnight MST, Monday, March 25, 2013, and we will ship you our popular Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM, the More Dating Old Photographs book, and a copy of Gary W. Clark’s brand new Photo Restoration KwikGuide. These three items are FREE with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3!

FRPC will ship the FREEBIES, and any purchased accessories to you during the week of March 25 to 29. The Flip-Pal mobile scanner itself will be shipped directly from the manufacturer, Couragent, Inc., in Fort Collins, Colorado, no later than April 10. And the USA shipping charges for the scanner are only $5.00 during the sale period! FRPC and the manufacturer will make up the difference (average cost of shipping the scanner is actually is $12.35)

As I have written several times before, I now use a Flip-Pal mobile scanner for all my on-the-road scanning projects, as well as the scanning of any photos under 4×6 inches in size (that’s the size of the scanner bed). I have had a personal unit nearly a year now. Dale also has one of his own. In that time, we’ve scanned more photos than ever before in our entire lives! We got started when Dale and I had a business trip in which we had to drive nearly 3000 miles. During the drive, Dale scanned thousands of my pictures – right there about 3 feet from me. We had a large box full of photos, many still in the envelopes from the processor – most 30 to 40 years old. Many I hadn’t seen since I took the pictures. Last October, my brother, Steve, flew down from Washington State, bringing a suitcase full of the old family photos with him. We scanned many of them, and more when he came to visit last December And we’ve have a couple major scanning sessions since then.

I’ve been scanning my genealogy documents as well as my pictures. I’ve been using a flatbed scanner, as well as a high-speed scanner with a feeder attached. I’ve now added my Flip-Pal to that mix. The flatbed scanner is still my scanner of choice if I’m home and I’m scanning 8.5 x 11 documents. Otherwise most of the scanning has been switched to my Flip-Pal.

As I’ve said before, The big advantage for me has been that I can scan my “under 4 x 6” photos a lot faster then usual using the Flip-Pal. Large photos and documents can be scanned in several shots, and then stitched together perfectly using the software provided with every Flip-Pal. This works equally well wheither I’m using a PC or my Mac. (Note – if using a Mac, be sure and shut off the auto-upload to iPhoto). Scanning albums is nearly as easy as scanning indiviual pictures. I recently scanned an album that belonged to my mother, with many of the photos glued into place. I took the lid off of the scanner, turned it over, laid the scanner on the pictures on the album page – lined it up by looking right through the scanner – and pressed the scan button. The scanner has a little window on it where the user can check to see if the scan came out good – just like your digital camera. Scans can be made in both 300 dpi, and 600 dpi. I leave my scanner defaulted to 600 dpi, just in case I want to blow them up. As noted above, the software supplied with the scanner is both Windows and Mac compatible.

The Flip-Pal is battery-operated, allowing full portability. When I made my first scans, I was using typical AA batteries that I bought in quantity at Costco. As I remember it, I was getting about 400 scans or so on a set of four batteries. I quickly realized that I was going to save huge quantities of money by purchasing an AC AA battery charger and rechargable batteries. That was a smart move. When I purchased my Flip-Pal, the only case available had no pockets for supplies. A deluxe case is now available – complete with pockets where I keep my extra SD Cards, Sketch, and batteries. The earlier cases have been discontinued.

Another innovation is the Flip-Pal Sketch. You just lay the Sketch on photo that you wish to make notes on (like people’s names!), and scan the picture through the marked-up Sketch – thus identifying folks in the picture. It works great – making identifying photos while in your relatives’ homes easier than ever. My friend, Pat Rchley (DearMyrtle), pointed out to me that she uses two Sketches – one that she’s scanning, and another that she’s having her relatives doing the writing on, thus speeding up the process. The Sketch now comes with 3 wet-erase pens in the initial package. Dale pointed out to me a few days ago that baby-wipes work perfectly for wiping the Sketch clean between pictures.

Flip-Pal came out with a NEW unique scanner cleaning cloth that I absolutely love! Costing only $4.99, the cloth can be used for a number of uses. Not only can you clean the fingerprints, smudges, and dust from your scanner, but the dense-knit cloth can be used as a dark background when placed over 3D objects (medals, coins, jewelry, etc.) for scanning.

A while back, a Flip-Pal Creativity Suite 3 on DVD was added to the Flip-Pal line-up. This new software package will runs on PCs and Macs – and includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. This software helps you turn your precious photos into sensational photos. Use automated options to crop, fine tune, repair and retouch your photos, tag and share photos with your social network and quickly organize, find, view and manage all your photos and video clips. As a Mac user, I’ve been using this software on a daily basis for years – and virtually every illustration on GenealogyBlog.com has undergone manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also included is Corel’s Paint It! software. It allows you to choose a painting style and watch the automated painting process create perfect hand-painted photo art. A third software on the DVD is Logo Design Studio Pro, allowing the user to produce professional logos for any business, non-profit, or personal use.

The Flip-Pal has been approved for use not only in the Library of Congress, but in many libraries and archives worldwide. It’s gentle on documents, as it’s very light, and you do not move it across a document. And speaking of light, very little is used in the scanning process – thus protecting those precious old documents. Items that could not be photocopied can be scanned with the Flip-Pal.

Family Roots Publishing stocks Flip-Pals – and ships them on a daily basis. The Flip-Pal unit itself sells for under $150, the Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 (detailed above) sells for $209.99. Yes – it’s $60 more, but if you want to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, and Corel’s Paint It! (which I recommend), it’s a great price, and with the offer we’re making, it’s an even better deal!

As I noted above, Family Roots Publishing is again offering our Genealogy Newsline, and GenealogyBlog readers, and customers a great deal on the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Buy the Flip-Pal mobile scanner (which will ship no later than April 10) and we’ll throw in:

Buy a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3 and we’ll also throw in:

To get the free stuff with the purchase of a basic Flip-Pal, just type the word “Dating RootsTech” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

To get ALL THE FREE STUFF, purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3, typing the word “RootsTech 3” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

Don’t order the free items, unless you want additional copies, as you’ll automatically get them with your purchase.

The above offer ends at Midnight MST, Monday, March 25, 2013 – so order your Flip-Pal mobile scanner today!

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As a user myself, I highly recommend that you add on the following items when purchasing a Flip-Pal

Presidents’ Day Flip-Pal mobile scanner Promotion


The Presidents’ Day 2013 Flip-Pal mobile scanner promotion from Family Roots Publishing works like this – Buy a Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 from Family Roots Publishing between now and midnight MST, February 18, 2013 (Presidents’ Day), and we will throw in our popular Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM, the More Dating Old Photographs book, and a copy of Tony’s Paper Trees genealogical clip-art, with the Fun Pedigree Charts instruction brochure, and a copy of Creative Suite 2. These items are valued at over $100 – and they are FREE with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3! This is the best deal we’ve ever offered on the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, and I’m so excited about it, as I know anyone buying the package will have a great time.

To read more about the Paper Trees genealogical clip-art book, see my review, also published in the Genealogyblog.

As I have written several times before, I now use a Flip-Pal mobile scanner for all my on-the-road scanning projects, as well as the scanning of any photos under 4×6 inches in size (that’s the size of the scanner bed). I have had a personal unit nearly a year now. Dale also has one of his own. In that time, we’ve scanned more photos than ever before in our entire lives! We got started when Dale and I had a business trip in which we had to drive nearly 3000 miles. During the drive, Dale scanned thousands of my pictures – right there about 3 feet from me. We had a large box full of photos, many still in the envelopes from the processor – most 30 to 40 years old. Many I hadn’t seen since I took the pictures. Last October, my brother, Steve, flew down from Washington State, bringing a suitcase full of the old family photos with him. We scanned many of them, and more when he came to visit last December And we’ve have a couple major scanning sessions since then.

I’ve been scanning my genealogy documents as well as my pictures. I’ve been using a flatbed scanner, as well as a high-speed scanner with a feeder attached. I’ve now added my Flip-Pal to that mix. The flatbed scanner is still my scanner of choice if I’m home and I’m scanning 8.5 x 11 documents. Otherwise most of the scanning has been switched to my Flip-Pal.

As I’ve said before, The big advantage for me has been that I can scan my “under 4 x 6” photos a lot faster then usual using the Flip-Pal. Large photos and documents can be scanned in several shots, and then stitched together perfectly using the software provided with every Flip-Pal. This works equally well wheither I’m using a PC or my Mac. (Note – if using a Mac, be sure and shut off the auto-upload to iPhoto). Scanning albums is nearly as easy as scanning indiviual pictures. I recently scanned an album that belonged to my mother, with many of the photos glued into place. I took the lid off of the scanner, turned it over, laid the scanner on the pictures on the album page – lined it up by looking right through the scanner – and pressed the scan button. The scanner has a little window on it where the user can check to see if the scan came out good – just like your digital camera. Scans can be made in both 300 dpi, and 600 dpi. I leave my scanner defaulted to 600 dpi, just in case I want to blow them up. As noted above, the software supplied with the scanner is both Windows and Mac compatible.

The Flip-Pal is battery-operated, allowing full portability. When I made my first scans, I was using typical AA batteries that I bought in quantity at Costco. As I remember it, I was getting about 400 scans or so on a set of four batteries. I quickly realized that I was going to save huge quantities of money by purchasing an AC AA battery charger and a dozen batteries. That was a smart move. When I purchased my Flip-Pal, the only case available had no pockets for supplies. A deluxe case is now available – complete with pockets where I keep my extra SD Cards, Sketch, and batteries. The earlier cases have been discontinued.

Another innovation is the Flip-Pal Sketch. You just lay the Sketch on photo that you wish to make notes on (like people’s names!), and scan the picture through the marked-up Sketch – thus identifying folks in the picture. It works great – making identifying photos while in your relatives’ homes easier than ever. My friend, Pat Rchley (DearMyrtle), pointed out to me that she uses two Sketches – one that she’s scanning, and another that she’s having her relatives doing the writing on, thus speeding up the process. The Sketch now comes with 3 wet-erase pens in the initial package. Dale pointed out to me a few days ago that baby-wipes work perfectly for wiping the Sketch clean between pictures.

A while back, Flip-Pal came out with a NEW unique scanner cleaning cloth that I absolutely love! Costing only $4.99, the cloth can be used for a number of uses. Not only can you clean the fingerprints, smudges, and dust from your scanner, but the dense-knit cloth can be used as a dark background when placed over 3D objects (medals, coins, jewelry, etc.) for scanning.

Two other innovations are software collections put together on DVD for the Flip-Pal, and available only with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scannner. The last several months I’ve been using the Flip-Pal Creative Suite 2 software on my PC running Windows 7 – and I’m very impressed. The package includes PagePlus Essentials; PhotoPlus Essentials; WebPlus Essentials; Digital Scrapbook Artist 2; SlideShow Expressions; and Family Tree Heritage Platinum 8 genealogy software. The downside of this software is that it only runs on PCs. I’m including a free copy of this software with this offer.

A short time ago, a Flip-Pal Creativity Suite 3 on DVD was added to the Flip-Pal line-up. This new software package will runs on PCs and Macs – and includes the unsurpassed Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, and is what I’m using to colorize and fill in the pedigree charts I’ll be giving away this Christmas. This software also helps you turn your precious photos into sensational photos. Use automated options to crop, fine tune, repair and retouch your photos, tag and share photos with your social network and quickly organize, find, view and manage all your photos and video clips. As a Mac user, I’ve been using this software on a daily basis for years – and virtually every illustration on GenealogyBlog.com has undergone manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also included is Corel’s Paint It! software. It allows you to choose a painting style and watch the automated painting process create perfect hand-painted photo art. A third software on the DVD is Logo Design Studio Pro, allowing the user to produce professional logos for any business, non-profit, or personal use.

The Flip-Pal has been approved for use not only in the Library of Congress, but in many libraries and archives worldwide. It’s gentle on documents, as it’s very light, and you do not move it across a document. And speaking of light, very little is used in the scanning process – thus protecting those precious old documents. Items that could not be photocopied can be scanned with the Flip-Pal.

Family Roots Publishing stocks Flip-Pals – and ships them on a daily basis. The Flip-Pal unit itself sells for under $150, while the Flip-Pal with the Creative Suite 2 sells for under $200. The latest addition to the line-up, the Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 (detailed above) sells for $209.99. Yes – it’s $10 more, but if you want to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (which I recommend), it’s a great price, and with the offer we’re making, it’s an even better deal!

As I noted above, Family Roots Publishing is again offering our Genealogy Newsline, and GenealogyBlog readers, and customers a great deal on hte purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Buy any Flip-Pal mobile scanner and we’ll throw in:

Buy a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3 and we’ll also throw in:

To get the free stuff with the purchase of a basic Flip-Pal, just type the word “Dating” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

To get ALL THE FREE STUFF, purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3, typing the word “Pedigree” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

Don’t order the free items, unless you want additional copies, as you’ll automatically get them with your purchase.

The above offer ends at Midnight MST, February 18, 2013 (Presidents’ Day) – so order your Flip-Pal mobile scanner today!

.

As a user myself, I highly recommend that you add on the following items when purchasing a Flip-Pal

Valentine’s Day Flip-Pal Promotion from Family Roots Publishing


The Valentine’s Day 2013 Flip-Pal mobile scanner promotion from Family Roots Publishing works like this – Buy a Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 from Family Roots Publishing between now and midnight MST, February 18, 2013, and we will throw in our popular Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM, the More Dating Old Photographs book, and a copy of Tony’s Paper Trees genealogical clip-art, with the Fun Pedigree Charts instruction brochure, and a copy of Creative Suite 2. These items are valued at over $100 – and they are FREE with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3! This is the best deal we’ve ever offered on the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, and I’m so excited about it, as I know anyone buying the package will have a great time.

To read more about the Paper Trees genealogical clip-art book, see my review, also published in the Genealogyblog.

As I have written several times before, I now use a Flip-Pal mobile scanner for all my on-the-road scanning projects, as well as the scanning of any photos under 4×6 inches in size (that’s the size of the scanner bed). I have had a personal unit nearly a year now. Dale also has one of his own. In that time, we’ve scanned more photos than ever before in our entire lives! We got started when Dale and I had a business trip in which we had to drive nearly 3000 miles. During the drive, Dale scanned thousands of my pictures – right there about 3 feet from me. We had a large box full of photos, many still in the envelopes from the processor – most 30 to 40 years old. Many I hadn’t seen since I took the pictures. Last October, my brother, Steve, flew down from Washington State, bringing a suitcase full of the old family photos with him. We scanned many of them, and more when he came to visit last December And we’ve have a couple major scanning sessions since then.

I’ve been scanning my genealogy documents as well as my pictures. I’ve been using a flatbed scanner, as well as a high-speed scanner with a feeder attached. I’ve now added my Flip-Pal to that mix. The flatbed scanner is still my scanner of choice if I’m home and I’m scanning 8.5 x 11 documents. Otherwise most of the scanning has been switched to my Flip-Pal.

As I’ve said before, The big advantage for me has been that I can scan my “under 4 x 6” photos a lot faster then usual using the Flip-Pal. Large photos and documents can be scanned in several shots, and then stitched together perfectly using the software provided with every Flip-Pal. This works equally well wheither I’m using a PC or my Mac. (Note – if using a Mac, be sure and shut off the auto-upload to iPhoto). Scanning albums is nearly as easy as scanning indiviual pictures. I recently scanned an album that belonged to my mother, with many of the photos glued into place. I took the lid off of the scanner, turned it over, laid the scanner on the pictures on the album page – lined it up by looking right through the scanner – and pressed the scan button. The scanner has a little window on it where the user can check to see if the scan came out good – just like your digital camera. Scans can be made in both 300 dpi, and 600 dpi. I leave my scanner defaulted to 600 dpi, just in case I want to blow them up. As noted above, the software supplied with the scanner is both Windows and Mac compatible.

The Flip-Pal is battery-operated, allowing full portability. When I made my first scans, I was using typical AA batteries that I bought in quantity at Costco. As I remember it, I was getting about 400 scans or so on a set of four batteries. I quickly realized that I was going to save huge quantities of money by purchasing an AC AA battery charger and a dozen batteries. That was a smart move. When I purchased my Flip-Pal, the only case available had no pockets for supplies. A deluxe case is now available – complete with pockets where I keep my extra SD Cards, Sketch, and batteries. The earlier cases have been discontinued.

Another innovation is the Flip-Pal Sketch. You just lay the Sketch on photo that you wish to make notes on (like people’s names!), and scan the picture through the marked-up Sketch – thus identifying folks in the picture. It works great – making identifying photos while in your relatives’ homes easier than ever. My friend, Pat Rchley (DearMyrtle), pointed out to me that she uses two Sketches – one that she’s scanning, and another that she’s having her relatives doing the writing on, thus speeding up the process. The Sketch now comes with 3 wet-erase pens in the initial package. Dale pointed out to me a few days ago that baby-wipes work perfectly for wiping the Sketch clean between pictures.

A while back, Flip-Pal came out with a NEW unique scanner cleaning cloth that I absolutely love! Costing only $4.99, the cloth can be used for a number of uses. Not only can you clean the fingerprints, smudges, and dust from your scanner, but the dense-knit cloth can be used as a dark background when placed over 3D objects (medals, coins, jewelry, etc.) for scanning.

Two other innovations are software collections put together on DVD for the Flip-Pal, and available only with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scannner. The last several months I’ve been using the Flip-Pal Creative Suite 2 software on my PC running Windows 7 – and I’m very impressed. The package includes PagePlus Essentials; PhotoPlus Essentials; WebPlus Essentials; Digital Scrapbook Artist 2; SlideShow Expressions; and Family Tree Heritage Platinum 8 genealogy software. The downside of this software is that it only runs on PCs. I’m including a free copy of this software with this offer.

A short time ago, a Flip-Pal Creativity Suite 3 on DVD was added to the Flip-Pal line-up. This new software package will runs on PCs and Macs – and includes the unsurpassed Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, and is what I’m using to colorize and fill in the pedigree charts I’ll be giving away this Christmas. This software also helps you turn your precious photos into sensational photos. Use automated options to crop, fine tune, repair and retouch your photos, tag and share photos with your social network and quickly organize, find, view and manage all your photos and video clips. As a Mac user, I’ve been using this software on a daily basis for years – and virtually every illustration on GenealogyBlog.com has undergone manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also included is Corel’s Paint It! software. It allows you to choose a painting style and watch the automated painting process create perfect hand-painted photo art. A third software on the DVD is Logo Design Studio Pro, allowing the user to produce professional logos for any business, non-profit, or personal use.

The Flip-Pal has been approved for use not only in the Library of Congress, but in many libraries and archives worldwide. It’s gentle on documents, as it’s very light, and you do not move it across a document. And speaking of light, very little is used in the scanning process – thus protecting those precious old documents. Items that could not be photocopied can be scanned with the Flip-Pal.

Family Roots Publishing stocks Flip-Pals – and ships them on a daily basis. The Flip-Pal unit itself sells for under $150, while the Flip-Pal with the Creative Suite 2 sells for under $200. The latest addition to the line-up, the Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 (detailed above) sells for $209.99. Yes – it’s $10 more, but if you want to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (which I recommend), it’s a great price, and with the offer we’re making, it’s an even better deal!

As I noted above, Family Roots Publishing is again offering our Genealogy Newsline, and GenealogyBlog readers, and customers a great deal on hte purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Buy any Flip-Pal mobile scanner and we’ll throw in:

Buy a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3 and we’ll also throw in:

To get the free stuff with the purchase of a basic Flip-Pal, just type the word “Dating” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

To get ALL THE FREE STUFF, purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3, typing the word “Pedigree” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

Don’t order the free items, unless you want additional copies, as you’ll automatically get them with your purchase.

The above offer ends at Midnight MST, February 18, 2013 – so order your Flip-Pal mobile scanner today!

.

As a user myself, I highly recommend that you add on the following items when purchasing a Flip-Pal

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner Promotion for January 2013 from FRPC


The January 2013 Flip-Pal mobile scanner promotion from Family Roots Publishing works like this – Buy a Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 from Family Roots Publishing between now and midnight MST, January 31, 2013, and we will throw in our popular Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM, the More Dating Old Photographs book, and a copy of Tony’s Paper Trees genealogical clip-art, with the Fun Pedigree Charts instruction brochure. These items are valued at over $50 – and they are FREE with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3! This is by far the best deal we’ve ever offered on the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, and I’m so excited about it, as I know anyone buying the package will have fun! fun! fun! We sold many scanners with just this package for the Christmas season – and now you can once again take advantage of the offer.

To read more about the Paper Trees genealogical clip-art book, see my review, also published in the Genealogyblog.

As I have written several times before, I now use a Flip-Pal mobile scanner for all my on-the-road scanning projects, as well as the scanning of any photos under 4×6 inches in size (that’s the size of the scanner bed). I have had a personal unit nearly a year now. Dale also has one of his own. In that time, we’ve scanned more photos than ever before in our entire lives! We got started when Dale and I had a business trip in which we had to drive nearly 3000 miles. During the drive, Dale scanned thousands of my pictures – right there about 3 feet from me. We had a large box full of photos, many still in the envelopes from the processor – most 30 to 40 years old. Many I hadn’t seen since I took the pictures. Last October, my brother, Steve, flew down from Washington State, bringing a suitcase full of the old family photos with him. We scanned many of them, and more when he came to visit last December And we’ve have a couple major scanning sessions since then.

I’ve been scanning my genealogy documents as well as my pictures. I’ve been using a flatbed scanner, as well as a high-speed scanner with a feeder attached. I’ve now added my Flip-Pal to that mix. The flatbed scanner is still my scanner of choice if I’m home and I’m scanning 8.5 x 11 documents. Otherwise most of the scanning has been switched to my Flip-Pal.

As I’ve said before, The big advantage for me has been that I can scan my “under 4 x 6” photos a lot faster then usual using the Flip-Pal. Large photos and documents can be scanned in several shots, and then stitched together perfectly using the software provided with every Flip-Pal. This works equally well wheither I’m using a PC or my Mac. (Note – if using a Mac, be sure and shut off the auto-upload to iPhoto). Scanning albums is nearly as easy as scanning indiviual pictures. I recently scanned an album that belonged to my mother, with many of the photos glued into place. I took the lid off of the scanner, turned it over, laid the scanner on the pictures on the album page – lined it up by looking right through the scanner – and pressed the scan button. The scanner has a little window on it where the user can check to see if the scan came out good – just like your digital camera. Scans can be made in both 300 dpi, and 600 dpi. I leave my scanner defaulted to 600 dpi, just in case I want to blow them up. As noted above, the software supplied with the scanner is both Windows and Mac compatible.

The Flip-Pal is battery-operated, allowing full portability. When I made my first scans, I was using typical AA batteries that I bought in quantity at Costco. As I remember it, I was getting about 400 scans or so on a set of four batteries. I quickly realized that I was going to save huge quantities of money by purchasing an AC AA battery charger and a dozen batteries. That was a smart move. When I purchased my Flip-Pal, the only case available had no pockets for supplies. A deluxe case is now available – complete with pockets where I keep my extra SD Cards, Sketch, and batteries. The earlier cases have been discontinued.

Another innovation is the Flip-Pal Sketch. You just lay the Sketch on photo that you wish to make notes on (like people’s names!), and scan the picture through the marked-up Sketch – thus identifying folks in the picture. It works great – making identifying photos while in your relatives’ homes easier than ever. My friend, Pat Rchley (DearMyrtle), pointed out to me that she uses two Sketches – one that she’s scanning, and another that she’s having her relatives doing the writing on, thus speeding up the process. The Sketch now comes with 3 wet-erase pens in the initial package. Dale pointed out to me a few days ago that baby-wipes work perfectly for wiping the Sketch clean between pictures.

A while back, Flip-Pal came out with a NEW unique scanner cleaning cloth that I absolutely love! Costing only $4.99, the cloth can be used for a number of uses. Not only can you clean the fingerprints, smudges, and dust from your scanner, but the dense-knit cloth can be used as a dark background when placed over 3D objects (medals, coins, jewelry, etc.) for scanning.

Two other innovations are software collections put together on DVD for the Flip-Pal, and available only with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scannner. The last several months I’ve been using the Flip-Pal Creative Suite 2 software on my PC running Windows 7 – and I’m very impressed. The package includes PagePlus Essentials; PhotoPlus Essentials; WebPlus Essentials; Digital Scrapbook Artist 2; SlideShow Expressions; and Family Tree Heritage Platinum 8 genealogy software. The downside of this software is that it only runs on PCs.

A short time ago, a Flip-Pal Creativity Suite 3 on DVD was added to the Flip-Pal line-up. This new software package will runs on PCs and Macs – and includes the unsurpassed Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, and is what I’m using to colorize and fill in the pedigree charts I’ll be giving away this Christmas. This software also helps you turn your precious photos into sensational photos. Use automated options to crop, fine tune, repair and retouch your photos, tag and share photos with your social network and quickly organize, find, view and manage all your photos and video clips. As a Mac user, I’ve been using this software on a daily basis for years – and virtually every illustration on GenealogyBlog.com has undergone manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also included is Corel’s Paint It! software. It allows you to choose a painting style and watch the automated painting process create perfect hand-painted photo art. A third software on the DVD is Logo Design Studio Pro, allowing the user to produce professional logos for any business, non-profit, or personal use.

The Flip-Pal has been approved for use not only in the Library of Congress, but in many libraries and archives worldwide. It’s gentle on documents, as it’s very light, and you do not move it across a document. And speaking of light, very little is used in the scanning process – thus protecting those precious old documents. Items that could not be photocopied can be scanned with the Flip-Pal.

Family Roots Publishing stocks Flip-Pals – and ships them on a daily basis. The Flip-Pal unit itself sells for under $150, while the Flip-Pal with the Creative Suite 2 sells for under $200. The latest addition to the line-up, the Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 (detailed above) sells for $209.99. Yes – it’s $10 more, but if you want to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (which I recommend), it’s a great price, and with the offer we’re making, it’s an even better deal!

As I noted above, Family Roots Publishing is again offering our Genealogy Newsline, and GenealogyBlog readers, and customers a great deal on hte purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner. Buy any Flip-Pal mobile scanner and we’ll throw in:

Buy a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3 and we’ll also throw in:

To get the free stuff with the purchase of a basic Flip-Pal or the Flip-Pal with Creative Suite 2, just type the word “Dating” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

To get ALL THE FREE STUFF, purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3, typing the word “Pedigree” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

Don’t order the free items, unless you want additional copies, as you’ll automatically get them with your purchase.

The above offer ends at Midnight MST, January 31, 2013 – so order your Flip-Pal mobile scanner today!

.

As a user myself, I highly recommend that you add on the following items when purchasing a Flip-Pal

Great New Book! Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians

My friend, Geoff Rasmussen, has been working on a new book for those of us who wish to use digital images. The book is finally finished and going to press. The book details (using both text and graphics) how to scan, organize, preserve, share, and backup your digital images. I highly recommend the book, in that many of the techniques that Geoff covers in the book are ones that I speak on when lecturing on digital organization, backing up your data, and scanning (including details on using the popular Flip-Pal mobile scanner).

Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians will be in print and shipping by the end of November, with a full-color pdf electronic edition available now. The volume is 150 pages in length, 8.5 x 11 inches in size, and the paper edition is in Black & White.

As noted above, this book is also available in an electronic pdf format.

Genealogists use digital imaging technology every day. But what they do not know about it can harm their digital treasures. They have needed a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide, full of illustrated step-by-step instructions to learn how to digitize, organize, preserve, share, and backup their digital collections.

Your wait is over. You now have Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians at your fingertips. There are some books that are meant for the coffee table, but this book belongs with you at your computer.

From the very first page you will notice that this book is much more than a boring instructional manual – it is full of real-life examples that not only teach you the right buttons to push, but it thoroughly explains how to get the most of your digital imaging experience. AND this book is written specifically for genealogists!

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The do-it-right-the-first-time techniques of scanning old documents, and snapping pictures with your digital camera.
  • How to finally get organized so that you can locate any digital image in under a minute.
  • Which file formats and file saving techniques to use to properly preserve your digital images.
  • How to use Adobe’s Photoshop Elements and Google’s Picasa with illustrated, step-by-step instructions and learn about other software choices.
  • How to privately or publicly share your images and videos via printing, emailing, Dropbox, CDs, DVDs, or online via cloud technology.
  • How to access your digital media from any Internet-connected device including your smart phone or tablet.
  • How to develop a backup strategy to protect your collections from digital disaster.

So if you are ready to take your digital pictures to the next level, go ahead, open the book, and have fun!

Preview

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About the Author

Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and as host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He recently received the Distinguished Presenter Award at the prestigious RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello and basketball. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians; by Geoff Rasmussen; Nov 2012; 150 pp; 8.5×11; Black & White; Item #: JF02; $19.95

Making Personalized Christmas Gifts With the Flip-Pal, Creativity Suite 3 & Over $50 Worth of FREE Books

As most of you folks know, I’m not getting any younger. I’ve been doing genealogy for close to 40 years, and other than passing on a few GEDCOM files and sharing documents and pictures when requested, I’ve really not shared the fruits of my genealogy research with most of my relatives. And this year I’d like to change all that…

While playing with my Photoshop Elements program that came with my Flip-Pal Creativity Suite 3, it dawned on me that this would be the perfect program to colorize and share pedigree charts designed by Tony Matthews, an old friend who I haven’t seen for years. Back during the 90’s, Patty and I bought quite a number of hand-drawn printed – and then hand-colored pedigree charts that Tony produced. We gave most of our purchases to friends and family, as the charts were beautiful, and we knew others would enjoy them as much as we did.

In 1999, Tony compiled a book entitled Paper Trees: genealogical clip-art. The book is made up of 92 unique printed pedigree charts. Although the book was initially compiled for those who might want to fill in and hand-color the charts, I’ve now proven that using Photoshop Elements, I can computer colorize and fill in the names, dates, and places – making personalized, gorgeous, and unique gifts. I now know what I’m going to be giving away for the holidays this year!

Realizing that most of us (myself included) can use an extra boost when it comes to tech stuff, I hired my friend, Tom Underhill (he owns Creative Continuum), to design a brochure instructing folks on how to use Photoshop Elements 10 to colorize and fill in the pedigree charts found in Tony’s book. Tom’s written several books on using Photoshop, so I knew he had the expertise. He didn’t disappoint me, producing a 4-page color brochure with step-by-step instructions entitled Fun Pedigree Charts – Ready for your color! Although it’s written for Photoshop Elements 10, the concepts apply to other Photoshop versions, although the menus and toolbars might be slightly different.

This all led to what is now the Family Roots Publishing Christmas 2012 Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 promotion. It works like this – Buy a Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 from Family Roots Publishing between now and midnight MST, December 24 2012, and we will throw in our popular Dating Old Photographs CD-ROM, the More Dating Old Photographs book, and a copy of Tony’s Paper Trees genealogical clip-art, with the Fun Pedigree Charts instruction brochure. These items are valued at over $50 – and they are FREE with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3! This is by far the best deal we’ve ever offered on the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, and I’m so excited about it, as I know anyone buying the package will have fun! fun! fun! this holiday season!

To read more about the Paper Trees genealogical clip-art book, see my review, also published in the Genealogyblog.

As I have written several times before, I now use a Flip-Pal mobile scanner for all my on-the-road scanning projects, as well as the scanning of any photos under 4×6 inches in size (that’s the size of the scanner bed). I have had a personal unit nearly a year now. Dale also has one of his own. In that time, we’ve scanned more photos than ever before in our entire lives! We got started when Dale and I had a business trip in which we had to drive nearly 3000 miles. During the drive, Dale scanned thousands of my pictures – right there about 3 feet from me. We had a large box full of photos, many still in the envelopes from the processor – most 30 to 40 years old. Many I hadn’t seen since I took the pictures. Last October, my brother, Steve, flew down from Washington State, bringing a suitcase full of the old family photos with him. We scanned many of them, and more when he came to visit last December And we’ve have a couple major scanning sessions since then.

I’ve been scanning my genealogy documents as well as my pictures. I’ve been using a flatbed scanner, as well as a high-speed scanner with a feeder attached. I’ve now added my Flip-Pal to that mix. The flatbed scanner is still my scanner of choice if I’m home and I’m scanning 8.5 x 11 documents. Otherwise most of the scanning has been switched to my Flip-Pal.

As I’ve said before, The big advantage for me has been that I can scan my “under 4 x 6” photos a lot faster then usual using the Flip-Pal. Large photos and documents can be scanned in several shots, and then stitched together perfectly using the software provided with every Flip-Pal. This works equally well wheither I’m using a PC or my Mac. (Note – if using a Mac, be sure and shut off the auto-upload to iPhoto). Scanning albums is nearly as easy as scanning indiviual pictures. I recently scanned an album that belonged to my mother, with many of the photos glued into place. I took the lid off of the scanner, turned it over, laid the scanner on the pictures on the album page – lined it up by looking right through the scanner – and pressed the scan button. The scanner has a little window on it where the user can check to see if the scan came out good – just like your digital camera. Scans can be made in both 300 dpi, and 600 dpi. I leave my scanner defaulted to 600 dpi, just in case I want to blow them up. As noted above, the software supplied with the scanner is both Windows and Mac compatible.

The Flip-Pal is battery-operated, allowing full portability. When I made my first scans, I was using typical AA batteries that I bought in quantity at Costco. As I remember it, I was getting about 400 scans or so on a set of four batteries. I quickly realized that I was going to save huge quantities of money by purchasing an AC AA battery charger and a dozen batteries. That was a smart move. When I purchased my Flip-Pal, the only case available had no pockets for supplies. A deluxe case is now available – complete with pockets where I keep my extra SD Cards, Sketch, and batteries. The earlier cases have been discontinued.

Another innovation is the Flip-Pal Sketch. You just lay the Sketch on photo that you wish to make notes on (like people’s names!), and scan the picture through the marked-up Sketch – thus identifying folks in the picture. It works great – making identifying photos while in your relatives’ homes easier than ever. My friend, Pat Rchley (DearMyrtle), pointed out to me that she uses two Sketches – one that she’s scanning, and another that she’s having her relatives doing the writing on, thus speeding up the process. The Sketch now comes with 3 wet-erase pens in the initial package. Dale pointed out to me a few days ago that baby-wipes work perfectly for wiping the Sketch clean between pictures.

A while back, Flip-Pal came out with a NEW unique scanner cleaning cloth that I absolutely love! Costing only $4.99, the cloth can be used for a number of uses. Not only can you clean the fingerprints, smudges, and dust from your scanner, but the dense-knit cloth can be used as a dark background when placed over 3D objects (medals, coins, jewelry, etc.) for scanning.

Two other innovations are software collections put together on DVD for the Flip-Pal, and available only with the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scannner. The last several months I’ve been using the Flip-Pal Creative Suite 2 software on my PC running Windows 7 – and I’m very impressed. The package includes PagePlus Essentials; PhotoPlus Essentials; WebPlus Essentials; Digital Scrapbook Artist 2; SlideShow Expressions; and Family Tree Heritage Platinum 8 genealogy software. The downside of this software is that it only runs on PCs.

A short time ago, a Flip-Pal Creativity Suite 3 on DVD was added to the Flip-Pal line-up. This new software package will runs on PCs and Macs – and includes the unsurpassed Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, and is what I’m using to colorize and fill in the pedigree charts I’ll be giving away this Christmas. This software also helps you turn your precious photos into sensational photos. Use automated options to crop, fine tune, repair and retouch your photos, tag and share photos with your social network and quickly organize, find, view and manage all your photos and video clips. As a Mac user, I’ve been using this software on a daily basis for years – and virtually every illustration on GenealogyBlog.com has undergone manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also included is Corel’s Paint It! software. It allows you to choose a painting style and watch the automated painting process create perfect hand-painted photo art. A third software on the DVD is Logo Design Studio Pro, allowing the user to produce professional logos for any business, non-profit, or personal use.

The Flip-Pal has been approved for use not only in the Library of Congress, but in many libraries and archives worldwide. It’s gentle on documents, as it’s very light, and you do not move it across a document. And speaking of light, very little is used in the scanning process – thus protecting those precious old documents. Items that could not be photocopied can be scanned with the Flip-Pal.

Family Roots Publishing stocks Flip-Pals – and ships them on a daily basis. The Flip-Pal unit itself sells for under $150, while the Flip-Pal with the Creative Suite 2 sells for under $200. The latest addition to the line-up, the Flip-Pal with Creativity Suite 3 (detailed above) sells for $209.99. Yes – it’s $10 more, but if you want to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (which I recommend), it’s a great price, and with the offer we’re making for Christmas 2012, it’s an even better deal!

As I noted above, Family Roots Publishing is now offering our Genealogy Newsline, and GenealogyBlog readers, and customers a great deal for Christmas 2012. Buy any Flip-Pal mobile scanner and we’ll throw in:

Buy a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3 and we’ll also throw in:

To get the free stuff with the purchase of a basic Flip-Pal or the Flip-Pal with Creative Suite 2, just type the word “Dating” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

To get ALL THE FREE STUFF, purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3, typing the word “Pedigree” in the “Order Notes” box at checkout (not the “Offer Code” box).

Don’t order the free items, unless you want additional copies, as you’ll automatically get them with your purchase.

The above offer ends at Midnight MST, December 24, 2012 – so order your Flip-Pal mobile scanner today!

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As a user myself, I highly recommend that you add on the following items when purchasing a Flip-Pal

We’ve Got a Winner!… of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner With Creativity Suite 3


The Family Roots Publishing Co. / Couragent, Inc. free Flip-Pal contest was a real winner! And the winner of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner was Rebecca M Trujillo Batty, of Lehi, Utah.

We had many entries, and it was hard to narrow it down to just 25 to do the drawing from. Once we had it down to 25 entries, we let my 4-year old grandson dig through the box and pick out the winning entry.

Rebecca’s entry was a follows:

After winning the Flip-Pal mobile scanner, the best use for this holiday season would be to put together photo collages for my older siblings who have a different mom but the same dad. I have one family pic of them with their biological parents that they would all appreciate! Even the ones that don’t talk to me anymore, since our dad passed away!

Rebecca’s Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creativity Suite 3 will be shipped directly to her by Couragent, Inc. of Loveland, Colorado.

Flip-Pal Promotions


We’ve set up a tab at the top of GenealogyBlog titled Flip-Pal Promotions. Clicking on that tab leads my readers to the latest promotions available on the Flip-Pal mobile scanners. This includes both promotions from Family Roots Publishing Co. and the Flip-Pal factory. Note that the promos are dated, and will be changing regularly. Be sure and follow the instructions on each promo carefully – using the link and promo codes set up for each sale.

Click here to go directly to the Flip-Pal Promo page.

Enjoy!

FREE Flip-Pal mobile scanner Contest

In cooperation with the good folks at Couragent, Inc., Family Roots Publishing is sponsoring a contest in which we will give some lucky winner a FREE Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Digital Creativity Suite 3.0 on DVD.

In 76 words or less, tell us how you could use a Flip-Pal mobile scanner to share your family history this holiday season.

The top 25 best responses (in our humble estimation) will be placed in a drawing to be done on October 29, with the winner to be announced on GenealogyBlog.com the same day, as well as the email Genealogy Newsline of October 30. The winner will also be notified by email.

The contest is restricted to U.S. and Canadian residents.

Send your entry to: contest@familyrootspublishing.com by midnight MDT, October 27, 2012. Include your full name, street address (required), phone number, and best email address. One entry per household, please.

Contest entries after October 27 will be excluded. Entries may be published at GenealogyBlog.com with the identifying information removed.