Organize your digital scrapbooking collection! QuickTip1

Today I wanted to share a quick tip tutorial to help you organize your digital scrapbooking files. If you're like me, it doesn't take too much time before the scrapbooking kits piles up in a folder or two....

Did you know there was a nice way to have large thumbnails of your kits, so it makes it easier to locate the files you are looking for?

Note: I'm using Windows XP, but you can probably do the same thing with newer windows versions.

First, I wanted to show you the final result screenshot:


Here's how you can have those big thumbnails.

First, go your main digital scrapbooking folder, and select the thumbnail view:


The default view will be like this:

Now right-click on the file thumbnail and select properties:

Select the Customize tab, and then Choose picture

Select the picture you want, then click Open, followed by Ok.

You're all done! No more searching through files with obscure names!!! I started including the Cover picture in my freebies so you can use them as thumbnails. Let me know in the comments if you found this little tutorial useful!

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My name is Rosemarie or known as alias Rosemarie Pixel. I am a photo, digital scrapbooking, and blogging enthusiast. I created this blog in 2009 to share everything I am learning about these three new medias.


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  1. Melanie says:

    Very helpful----now I can see what is in my folders! Thanks!

  2. Rosemarie says:

    @Melanie: Glad you found it useful :)
    I'd never go back the old way!

  3. amyjo1976 says:

    Thank you so much! I've been in the process of sorting out folders for weeks now because a year ago when I started, I didn't realize how much of a hobby this would become. I downloaded so many things and never organized them. Now I have the time consuming task of figuring out what's in the folder and then placing them in the right category. This helps out a lot.

  4. Rosemarie says:

    @Amyjo: I soooo know what you mean! I decided to dump everything in one Scrapbooking folder in the end! I wish we could tag windows files!


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  6. Anonymous says:

    very helpful Thanks!!!


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