Notes from the past…

The next Carnival of Genealogy


The topic for the next Carnival of Genealogy, with entries due March 1, is gotta-have, can’t-do-without technology.
Select one piece of hardware (besides your computer): For me, it would be my printer/scanner/copier. I bought it a couple of years ago at Best Buy for $100, and it has been a little workhorse, believe me! It is the gateway to the Internet Era of Genealogy!
One piece of software (besides your internet browser): Paint Shop Pro 7 Anniversary Edition. When I download images or documents from the Web, they usually need to be resized or “trimmed” a bit to save hard drive space. Others may need to be enlarged to show details. Photos and documents that I scan and place in my database usually need a bit of adjustment, too. Dr. Kennedy’s NARA file needed quite a bit of work to get it ready to go to my gallery. I also create some of my own graphics for my websites, such as those for this blog. Paint Shop Pro can do just about anything I ask of it!
One web site/blog (besides your own) that is indispensable to you: That’s a toughy, as I have several favorites. Probably my top choice would be Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. Everything genealogy! ‘Nuff said!

3 thoughts on “The next Carnival of Genealogy

  1. I have have the anniversary 7 version of PSP too. I think it’s a great bit of software for it’s price. Many people rave about Photoshop, but I do think PSP is a more affordable version. (I have both).

  2. It’s so great to find other Paint Shop Pro users out there! I love my PSP! It does everything I need it to do and it is so affordable. I really don’t know what I would do without it!

  3. I’m also a Paint Shop Pro user at home. We have Photoshop at work, but I’m actually more comfortable with PSP. I also use Fireworks just because it came with my Dreamweaver that I use for creating web pages. I tell my students that if they can’t afford Photoshop that PSP will do most everything they need and then some!

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