Digital-Imaging-Bundle

Once again, Family Roots Publishing is offering a popular digital imaging bundle that they made available a year ago or so – this time as a FRPC Exceptional Bargain Offer running for just two days. Sorry – this sale will not be extended. It will run thru Midnight PDT Tuesday, August 5 – and that’s it.

The Digital Imaging Bundle is made up of 4 popular items: Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians; by Geoff Rasmussen; Photo Restoration KwikGuide, a Step-by-Step Guide for Repairing Photographs with Photoshop Elements; by Gary W. Clark; Paper Trees: genealogical clip-art, by Tony Matthews; and the Fun Pedigree Charts brochure.

Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians; by Geoff Rasmussen; Nov 2012; 150 pp; 8.5×11; Black & White; Item #: JR02

This volume currently comes with a FREE immediate download of the full-color pdf eBook. Upon placing your order, you will be able to download the FREE PDF eBook directly from the FRPC screen. You will also be sent an email from where you can click on the link and download the item. You can only download the PDF eBook once, so if you make your order from a computer other than your own, you might want to wait until you get to your computer and do the actual download from the email. Your book itself will be mailed by USPS media mail, and can be expected to arrive within 7 to 10 days within the United States.

After downloading the FREE full-color eBook, click on “File” in the Adobe Acrobat menu bar at the top of the screen, then click on “Save As,” and save to a location on your hard drive or other storage device.

This book is also available in an electronic pdf format as a stand-alone product.

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

Click here to preview the Table of Contents, the complete index, and a few selections from the book (31 pages).

Digital Imaging Essentials” Book Review

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Photo Restoration KwikGuide, a Step-by-Step Guide for Repairing Photographs with Photoshop Elements; by Gary W. Clark; 96 pp; Softcover; Published: 2012; 8.5×11; Color; ISBN: 9780983578536; Item # GC01

The Photo Restoration KwikGuide delivers easy-to-follow steps to help solve your photo challenges. Most restoration jobs involve one of seven kinds of damage. In this guide you will learn how to:

  • Repair tears, marks, and scratches.
  • Remove dust, stains, and blemishes.
  • Recreate missing pieces and damaged areas.
  • Bring a faded picture back to life.
  • Recover a picture from near darkness.
  • Restore accurate coloring.
  • Fix red eye and skin blemishes.

Using the popular Adobe Photoshop Elements as the image editing tool, this KwikGuide shows how to fix the seven most common kinds of photographic damage. Illustrated with over 200 photos and screen image examples, the Photo Restoration KwikGuide offers step-by-step guidance to repairing damaged photographs.

In addition, the Photo Restoration KwikGuide explains the fundamentals of image editing, along with tutorials on scanning, file formats, resolution, and other imaging concepts. A companion web site lets the reader download the exact images used for illustration, allowing the reader to perform the same steps during the learning process.

Gary Clark is a professional photographer, restorer, and genealogist who has merged these skills with his passion for collecting photographs. The results are a series of books on old photographs, restoration, and guides to improving today’s digital images.

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Paper Trees: genealogical clip-art, by Tony Matthews; 100 pg; 92 Charts; Paperback; ISBN 978-0-8063160-7-9; 1999; Item GPC3832

Paper Trees is a unique collection of hand-drawn family trees and charts which you can fill in and color by yourself (by computer or by hand). All of these beautiful designs are original, and they are available as clip-art for use as family gift cahrts, cards, announcements, book covers, section dividers, reunion T-shirts and mugs, newsletter designs, research aids, or for any of a thousand other things.

Filled in by hand, calligraphy, or type, and hand-colored in pen, paint, or computer program (like Photoshop Elements), each of these family trees is guaranteed to be unique, and each illustration–whether elegant, whimsical, or just plain folksy–is a joyful celebration of your family. Uses for it are limited only by your imagination.

You can photo-reduce the family trees for use as note cards and stationery, or you can enlarge them to show family detail at its optimum. Remember that each of these family trees is an ancestral tree. The tree starts with you, and each generation back doubles in size, showing two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, etc.

You’ll have a great time with these illustrations, and you can pass them on finished or unfinished, to be treasured as keepsakes or to be embellished and completed by others.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS.

“If you need a wide variety of charts, this book would be useful…”–FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES FORUM, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Fall 1999), p. 34.

Click here to see the Paper Trees Genealogical clip-art book review at GenealogyBlog.com.

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Fun Pedigree Charts is a colorful instruction brochure explaining how to color and fill in the names and statistics in formerly black & white pedigree charts using Photoshop Elements 10 (other Photoshop versions are similar, but may have slightly different menus and tool bars). The brochure is made up for use with a Flip-Pal mobile scanner, but it’s generic enough that it’s useful for anyone using any scanner, and Photoshop Elements.

Purchase the Digital Imaging Bundle at the FRPC Website for 25% Off.