Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Cheater's Guide to Fast and Awesome Mini Albums Part 2

Thanks for letting me share with you the mini-albums I've created for Scrapquick. I believe that the tutorials on Christine Smith's website about free software for creating digital scrapbooking have not received the attention they deserve so I'd like to continue to share them with you today and tomorrow. - Sincerely, Julie Ann Shahin

Discover {Free Download Below}

to Create Mini-Albums

by Featured Scrapper, Christine Smith

Copyright 2007 Used with Permission

What is

Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. (Description from It includes red-eye remover, instant conversion to B&W and sepia and a good selection of more advanced photo editing tools. However, it is very simple to use it to customize your ScrapQuickArt™ without having to learn a lot of extra stuff if you don't want to!


We are pleased to host a software download for the convenience of our site visitors. Please do not link directly to the download for this program as it causes an unnecessary drag on our site's performance.

Note: The download is a zip file. You will need unzipping software to install More information on free zip software can be found on Scrapquick's main tutorials page.

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You will be prompted to "open" or "save" the file.

Click "save" and choose a convenient location on your hard drive such as

My Documents > My Downloads

After you choose your location, you will get a download dialog box like this:

leave the "close this dialog box" box UNCHECKED.

When it is done downloading, all you will have to do is click the open button to extract the file.

note: the file is about 51 MB

To start the download, click here.


After the file is done downloading, click on the "open" button in the download dialog box to unzip it.

When the file is unzipped, just double-click on the icon to install it. It is self-installing. Partway through the install, choose "Quick" installation (not "Custom")

You must agree to the license terms in order to install the program. After the program optimizes for your system, you will get a button that says "finish" to complete the installation.

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