A Tribute to Apple

Yesterday, Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. But Jobs’ contributions to the world will live on–especially in scrapbooking. The layout by Janna Wilson, below, uses photos she snapped with her iPhone for a creative way to document unexpected photo opps. The iPhone (and other camera phones) have made capturing moments on the fly easier than ever. Unfortunately, too often these photos either star stored on your phone, e-mailed or texted to friends, or uploaded to a social network, and never actually printed out. Give a nod to Steve Jobs by using photos from your iPhone to tell a story of where you’ve been, things you’ve seen, and moments that were special enough to grab a photo. Follow these tips for printing–and using!–them.

 Sources: Patterned paper: Bella Blvd. Font: Smiley Monster off the Internet. Stickers: Making Memories (letters), Chatterbox (felt heart). Transparencies: Cut & Create Designs (circle date), Creative Imaginations (negative frame). Brad: BoBunny Press. Punches: Fiskars.



  • Including several small camera photo pictures on a single page is a quick peek into your life at a particular time.
  • Print photos smaller than you might normally–phone photos are often lower-resolution than those from standard cameras.
  • Include photos that other people have sent to you on your phone.
  • Edit your photos if necessary. There are several free programs available to do this (we show you our faves below!)
  • Include captions that tell a short blurb about the photo if you don’t have room for longer journaling.
  • Mat photos with a small white border to make them appear larger and help them stand out on your layout.
Edit your pics with your iPhone:
  • Adobe Photoshop Express: This mobile version of the popular image-editing software provides basic tools, such as cropping, lighting adjustments, conversion to black-and-white, and vintage and vignette effects. (free)
  • Camerabag: This app allows you to apply eight different professional filters to your photos. ($1.99)
  • Picoli: This traditional photo-editing program lets you edit the brightness and sharpness of your images and offers such effects as sepia, night vision, and color dithering. ($4.99)
  • Pano: Use Pano to create seamless panoramic photos with up to 16 photos. ($2.99)


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4 Responses to “A Tribute to Apple”

  1. There are countless great apps to add to the list…here’s a few of my favorites:

    Instagram – photo sharing (i’m kidgiddy – look me up)

    Diptic or Pic Frame – Give you the option to put up to 4 pics (in PicFrame) or 9 (in Diptic) into 1 picture.

    SnapSeed – (way more options for filters, saturation, brightness, center focus etc) This is by far my favorite editing app!

    iwatermark – to add a watermark to prevent “stealing”

    Phonto to add text

    ColorSplash to highlight one key item/color

    Hipstamatic – countless lens options (additional ones are additional fees)

    Then there’s a Postal Pix app for printing also.

    There’s so many more and not all become your favorites! Have fun! Thanks to Steve Jobs and all the other people that supported him and worked beside him to bring the newest technology to life!

    - kg

  2. I was just thinking about this layout a few days ago. Is there a sketch for it in the gallery?

  3. Stephanie, there’s not a sketch in the gallery. Sorry!

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