Photos are not only my treasure, but also my bane. At least the ones in the boxes upon boxes in my closet. And with this blog, I'm constantly in need of photos, but most of the time, they're in those boxes and I have to remember in which envelope. It costs too much to have someone else convert them for me. So my goal after this book launch is to convert them all myself to digital so I can organize them in an iPad like an electronic photo album. And yesterday—cue exciting, epic, rapturous music—Spencer found a new quick easy app for me to use I just have to share. This sounds like a commercial but it's not. (Well, okay maybe it is a little bit in some sense, but no one is paying me.) It's this cool Google thing that takes pictures of pictures without it looking like a picture of a picture. Takes out the glares, and you can easily fix the edges and corners. I'm so excited! I just wanted to share it with everyone because it's soooo cool. I've been using my flatbed scanner but this is way better.
I just took these two pictures of Jason and me as babies that were still in the old albums. I didn't even have to untape them. (Horrors, that tape. And horrors that tape was even used.) We were pretty good-sized babies. Nothing like our little tiny peanuts. I weighed 8 lbs. 3/4 oz. and Jason weighed 8 lbs 13 oz. Molly, Spencer, and Charlie combined didn't even weigh as much as I did.
You should try this app if you have a smartphone. I was just taking pictures for fun yesterday. (Well, one picture; I didn't have time for more than that.) But as soon as I took it, I knew this was exactly what I need. There is a great promotional video if you want to see more about this. It's called PhotoScan. The video is funny and clever and entertaining on its own. And really, I'm not selling anything. This is just so way cool, I had to share it. Plus is gives me a chance to show you what Jason and I looked like so many years ago. Tell me what you think about the app. Or the funny video. Happy snapping!
(Now really. I have to go back to work on my book. The Top Ten Count Down starts TOMORROW!!! Keep a look out for it....)
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