Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

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. Nikki-ann says:

    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. Ken Spangler says:

    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. Lori Thornton says:

    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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