10 Linea App and photo book giveaway

The other morning two of my neighbor friends were over and we got to talking about how wonderful digital pictures are, but how we don’t print the pictures anymore. I was the Queen of Scrapbooking and have dozens of scrapbooks from my childhood, college and first 4 years of marriage. Scrapbooking was a creative outlet, but also part of our family history.

Brittany mentioned that she makes a photo book at the end of each year with all her favorite pictures. I’ve been meaning to do this, but haven’t found a program that I loved. The big hang up for me is that I don’t want to have to go to another website and upload pictures.

Linea Photo Line is a great a sollution. It’s a an app that you download and can print photo books right from your ipad, amazing, huh?
Danish Mama is hosting a giveaway for 20 readers! We get to test out the product for them and get a LEGEACYBox and instructions how to make your own MosaicBook! These books are fully customizable from cover to cover and their photo boxes are made of the very best archival material – a great way to save even the oldest of photos.
I agreed to participate in this campaign because I thought it would be a fun project for us to do together! All you have to do is download the app and upload your photos to create your MosaicBook. It’s easy to make and botht he book and the box will be delivered straight to your door.

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More about LINEA: 
While digital cameras have made capturing moments easier, it’s also allowed our photo collections to get a little out of hand. With Linea, a new photo app available on the iPhone and iPad, you can instantly and effortlessly organize and share all of your images. Simply upload your photos and Linea automatically curates them into professionally arranged Photo Lines, where each new Line turns your photos into a dynamic visual story. Sleek, easy and secure, Linea takes care of your memories so that you can go on making more.

Linea is the first iPad app to offer printing services. With the tap of your finger, you can turn your Photo Lines into professional-grade photo books that are mailed straight to your door.
Setting up your account is a snap! 
Go to the Linea.com page and click the top right hand corner to create an account.


 Fill out your information and you can start using right away!
Another thing I really like about Linea is that you can invite other members to create the photo book. For example, when my father turned 60 we were trying to gather photos from all our family and it got messy with dropbox and different accounts. Linea can stream line the process in one place. 

Good luck and I’d love to see what you create with your new Linea photobook!



*Disalimer: I received compensation for hosting this giveaway. However, the opinions are my own and always try to give an unbiassed opinion. 

Tiny Prints Christmas Card Collection makes creating custom cards a snap! #tinyprints #christmas

Tiny Prints Christmas Cards

Phew!

It’s been a whirl wind of a month and am so excited to finally be able to focus on one of my favorite Christmas traditions of Christmas cards!

How many of you out there in cyberland still like sending cards? It’s a highlight for me. Why do you like sending Christmas cards? I like sending Christmas Cards because it’s a way to stay connected and let people I love know that we’re thinking of them.

For years I’ve used Tiny Prints and I’m thrilled to share Tiny Prints fresh designs and fun features with you—especially our new Premium DoubleThick™ Matte Paper, their most luxurious cardstock yet.  Here is a great video about their new uber fancy paper

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This years collection has a merry and bright, yet modern feel. I’m sure you’ll find something you love!

Here are a few of my favorites:

It will be tough to choose just one! Maybe I’ll have to do one for my blog and one for my family? Hmm…tempting, isn’t it?

Check out the Tiny Prints Special Offers page – http://www.tinyprints.com/promo/tiny-prints-coupon-codes-promotions.htm

Tiny Prints Social Channels

•             Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tinyprints

•             Twitter: http://twitter.com/tinyprints

•             Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tiny_prints/

•             Instagram: Tiny Prints

•             Google +: https://plus.google.com/+tinyprints/

•             Blog: http://blog.tinyprints.com/

 

 

*Disclosure: I received compensation for sharing my opinion on the Tiny Prints Christmas cards, but as always the opnions and thoughts shared here are my own. 

Canon Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS M 18.0 MP Compact Systems Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-M 22mm STM Lens
Canon
Product Description
From the Manufacturer
True HD Performance | EOS Full HD Movie Mode with Movie Servo AF
For those looking to capture superb quality Full HD video, the EOS M Digital Camera offers a number of advantages. Offering a large APS-C sized sensor, the camera is able to deliver shallow depth-of-field for achieving impressive cine-style results and the ability to capture clean, high-quality video, even under very low-light conditions.
With the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, the camera is also compatible with Canon’s extensive family of EF lenses for boundless creativity.

Capable of shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, the EOS M Digital Camera continues Canon’s tradition of performance, quality and simplicity. The EOS M Digital Camera enables easy manual control of focus and exposure. It also automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption.

Movie Servo AF allows continuous autofocus tracking of moving subjects while recording video. When shooting video with one of Canon’s new STM lenses, Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens’ stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF.

Resolution & Recording Sizes
Frame Rates
Recording Time Based on 8 GB Memory Card Full HD
1920 x 1080
16:9 format
30 fps (29.97)
Maximum Recording Time 29 min. 59 sec.
25 fps – PAL standard
Total Recording Time (approximately)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 22 min. 24 fps (23.976)
1280 x 720 (HD) 22 min. HD
1280 x 720
16:9 format
60 fps (59.94)
640 x 480 (SD) 1 hr. 32 min. 50 fps – PAL standard
Recording Time Based on 16 GB Memory Card
Standard Definition (SD)
640 x 480
30 fps (29.97)
Maximum Recording Time 29 min. 59 sec. 25 fps – PAL standard
Total Recording Time (approximately) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 44 min.
1280 x 720 (HD) 44 min.
640 x 480 (SD) 3 hr. 4 min.

Built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment
The EOS M Digital Camera has an internal stereo microphone for high-quality audio capture and a wind filter feature to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Sound recording levels can be manually (up to 64 different levels) or automatically controlled. A built-in attenuator is also provided to reduce audio clipping. For more advanced audio recording, the EOS M Digital Camera is compatible with many third-party electret condenser microphones with a 3.5mm diameter plug.

Video Snapshot
With the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS M Digital Camera can capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights “album.” With no editing required after shooting, the compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the camera’s HDMI port. Additionally, stills can be recorded during video shooting simply by pressing the camera’s shutter button. During playback, video clips in an album can now be reordered or deleted.

Extraordinary Image Quality and Processing Power

18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
The EOS M Digital Camera features Canon’s amazing 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor. Perfect for enlargements or for cropping detailed portions of the composition, the EOS M Digital Camera’s sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range. This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel’s light-gathering efficiency and has center pixels that aid in the EOS M Digital Camera’s accurate AF performance. This APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format).
Versatile ISO Range for shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions
Thanks to its DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the EOS M Digital Camera features a versatile ISO range of ISO 100–6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording and ISO100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) for still image shooting. The EOS M Digital Camera, with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor’s remarkable noise-reduction technology, delivers outstanding performance in low light for incredible video and photos.

DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The EOS M Digital Camera features Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor works with the camera’s CMOS sensor to deliver images with incredible detail in more situations, without the need for artificial light sources. With the power of the DIGIC 5 Image Processor the EOS M Digital Camera can achieve higher ISO sensitivity and even perform advanced functions like HDR Backlight Control, art filters, lens correction and much more. The brilliant “brain” of the camera, this engine supercharges every facet of image capture.

Hybrid CMOS AF delivers fast autofocus speed for video and photos.
The EOS M Digital Camera uses a hybrid AF system to deliver incredibly speedy and accurate focus. Its CMOS sensor has center-mounted pixels that are used for phase-difference AF. Phase difference AF is incredibly fast for general distance determination, while contrast AF is incredibly accurate, no matter the location of the focus point. By capitalizing on the strengths of phase-difference and contrast AF systems, the EOS M Digital Camera achieves precise AF, fast.

Sharp and Clear, with Tactile Controls

Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with multi-touch operation and Touch AF
The EOS M Digital Camera comes with a newly engineered, Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II. Using the same capacitive technology as today’s popular mobile devices, this new screen is touch-sensitive and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two finger touch gestures (multi-touch) can be used for zooming or changing images, menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip. The additional benefit of Touch AF makes it fast and easy to focus on any subject, by simply touching it on the screen. Displaying fine detail (at approximately 1.04 million pixels), this screen is perfect for composing and reviewing images. Thanks to a new, solid construction between the monitor’s resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, reflections are minimized, and the display can be viewed, without glare, from any number of angles. The LCD’s surface is treated with a smudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints and maintain a bright, clear image display.

A Comprehensive System Of EOS Optics

Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses (optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is required)
The EOS M Digital Camera features a new style lens mount, called EF-M. Besides the dedicated EF-M lenses, the camera is compatible with the entire family of Canon EF and EF-S lenses by attaching the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. When the adapter is used, the image quality of the lens is preserved, with no light loss or change to image stabilization.

From fisheye to telephoto and everywhere in between, Canon offers the most comprehensive lens collection on the planet, with the finest optics and most advanced technologies for whatever application is at hand.

When shooting video with one of Canon’s new STM lenses, the camera’s Movie Servo AF feature takes advantage of the lens’ stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF.

Effects for Dramatic and Gorgeous Results

Handheld Night Scene mode
Accessible right on the EOS M Digital Camera’s Mode Dial, Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas, delivering results previously impossible without the use of a tripod. By shooting and combining four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera shake, the EOS M Digital Camera’s Handheld Night Scene mode makes dramatic nighttime photography simple.

HDR Backlight Control mode
The EOS M Digital Camera’s HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too dark. By shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and then combining the images, the final result maintains detail in both the shadow and highlight areas, ensuring the backlit subject is properly exposed.

Seven Creative Filters, plus new Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect
Adding to the fun and creative possibilities available with the EOS M Digital Camera are seven different creative filters that can dramatically alter the mood and visual effect of any particular scene. Creative Filters include Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect and new filters: Art Bold Effect (makes the photos look like an oil painting, with subjects appearing three-dimensional), and Water Painting Effect (photos are altered to look like a water-colored painting). Since the filters can be applied to the image after shooting, it’s easy to try several effects on the same shot. These creative effects can also be applied to video, for additional imaginative fun.

Multi Shot Noise Reduction
To enhance its already admirable high ISO shooting capabilities, the EOS M Digital Camera features an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction tool that reduces noise even further than the camera’s sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor alone. With Multi Shot Noise Reduction activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots, merges and aligns them. This eliminates more noise than the traditional Noise Reduction filter, with little or no apparent resolution loss. Moving subjects are even optimized to minimize subject blur! Thanks to this clever new feature, high ISO shooting has never looked better.

EOS M Digital Camera Body
EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
Neck Strap EM-100DB
Battery Pack LP-E12
Battery Charger LC-E12
USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
EOS Digital Solution Disk, Camera Instruction Manual and Software Instruction Manual CD

A blur of a girl

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Capturing a one and a half year old can be tricky, especially in poor light with an iPhone. But we capture what we can. Even if it’s blurry. It captures the blur of Sunday Morning.

How do I backup my iPhoto pictures? #iphoto

How do I backup my iPhoto pictures?

Wondering where you iPhoto pictures are located?

Finding your iPhoto files on your Mac is a mysterious undertaking. Here is a brief 6 step tutorial on how to locate your iPhoto picture folder to back up photos.

 

1. First you will want to click your Mac Hard Drive on your desktop:

2. Next go to your home icon on the left hand side of your menu bar. It looks like a little house. Click on the house.

3. Then you will see some different folders. Locate the “Pictures” folder and click on that.

4. When your “PICTURES” folder is open, scroll through and find your “iPHOTO LIBRARY” folder. But wait. Here’s the trick. You CANNOT click on this. 

5. You must hold “CONTROL” (bottom left hand corner key) and click your mouse to open this icon. While your holding your mouse down you will drag the mouse to “SHOW PACKAGE CONTENTS”. (This seems very backwards from all other right brained mac thinking logic).

 

 

6. Now you can see where your files are located. You may now select the year, month and day of photos you wish to back up.

I hope this helps you back up your photos!

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