Scrapbooking is all over the place! The activity which emerged from a very humble background is now conquering distant skies. This activity is no more just an activity. It is now an industry! Now for a quick definition of the activity, Scrapbooking is an activity of preserving thoughts, ideas, feelings and memorabilia all in a very decorative manner. The activity requires the person indulging in Scrapbooking to use his\her creativity to produce a beautiful notebook of life.
The art of Scrapbooking has its roots in Greece, where people maintained a notebook of their thoughts, feelings and emotions called 'Hyponemata'. The art grew to a great extent when the art of printing evolved. Since then, Scrapbooking has been quite a rage. Traditionally; papers, stencils, felt pens, rubber stamps, templates, glue, scissors etc is used in the art of Scrapbooking. But with the growth of the digital medium; printers, scanners, photocopiers etc are making their way in the world of Scrapbooking.
In the very recent times, Scrapbooking has gone digital and virtual. Once confined to a few papers, quotes and decoration material, the art now has gone digital and operates on an expansive scale. Several websites have developed software for digital Scrapbooking. These software exhibit great variety among them and provide the users with a vibrant range of options for digital Scrapbooking. Scrapbooking software has now become the new order of the day.
Scrapbooking software provides users with facilities for organizing an online scrapbook. Standard layouts enable users to paste their personal photos or photos from other sources on their web page. Digital collages, picture clipboards etc serve as mediums for preserving memorabilia online. Scrapbooking software provides
users with several standard fields for creating their scrapbooks. Some of these fields include 'I Like....', 'I am happy when....', 'Places I love....' Etc.
Other websites have facilities whereby the user can create his scrapbook all by himself. For decoration, Scrapbooking software provides templates, clip art, design graphics, smileys, animated characters, many options for backgrounds, borders etc all for the sake of making the e-scrapbook look beautiful.
By means of some Scrapbooking software, one can keep his online scrapbook private and confidential. Other websites have facilities whereby users can view each others scrapbooks. This has given rise to the trend of 'online networking'. Scrapbooking software facilitates online social networking, an arrangement whereby people can meet each other online and make friends. In all online social networking websites, scrapbooks are used by the users for giving an account of themselves to others.
Scrapbooking software used in social networking sites serves several purposes, like making friends, dating, sharing of thoughts, matrimonials, job hunts etc. A person can create an attractive scrapbook to give a personal account and create a good impression among other users. A person's creativity skills are put to test in such websites. A person should himself well through his scrapbook to create a positive impact on the other users. Truly, the trend of Scrapbooking software is connecting people all over.