Scrapbooking Terms

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An empty book used for writing down daily records of (usually personal) experiences.


Documenting in words and photographs the tapestry of moments and events that make up our life stories. Journal the who, what, where, when and why of the events that you are scrapbooking. Journaling should capture the moment and the emotions that you would like to share with others.


JPEG or JPG is short for 'Joint Photographic Experts Group'. A widely used format for photos and other images. Digital photos are often saved as JPEG's because the files are compressed, making it easy to transmit over the internet and store. JPEG files are lossy meaning that a high compression factor will result in some degradation in the image quality. The compression factor can be set when the image is saved in most reputable graphic editing programs and uses a scale from 1 to 10 where 1 is the least compression and will result in the largest file with very little quality degradation. The new JPEG2000 is an improved version that boasts a host of new features like saving more than one image in a single file and compression that will not degrade the quality.