FRECUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
What is digital scrapbooking?
In what way this site will help me for the digital scrapbooking?
What payment methods do you accept?
How does Paypal work?
If I don't have a credit card, how can I pay for Membership?
I don't want to pay through Paypal. I would prefer to make
a money transfer directly to your bank account, mail you a check, or
give you my credit card information so you can process my payment directly.
The payment site requested information that I don't have;
what can I do?
May I get a refund of the Membership fee?
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How long does my account take to be activated
and let me download?
Should I send you an e-mail if I have just paid for my
Membership through Paypal and my Membership was not automatically activated?
I can't log in. What should I do?
Could you give me some tips to make sure I am logging
What should I do if I forgot my password?
I can’t enter my information in the login field.
What should I do?
Do I have to log in every time I want to download an image?
How do I register?
I began the registration process several days ago and
now I am ready to pay for Membership, but when I register again, I get
a message saying the e-mail already exists. What should I do?
What do you do with my registration data?
What anti-spam policy does this site have implemented?
I registered my data in the past, but now I want to remove
it. How do I do that?
I want to understand
all potential problems that could occur during downloads.
I’m an AOL user
and I have a problem downloading images. What should I do?
In what format are the images offered?
What is .PNG format and with which graphics editing program
can I use it?
What is a transparent background?
How can I save an image and maintain the transparent background?
How can I be sure that the images on this site work with
my graphics editing program?
What is the difference between the images in .PNG format
with transparent background and the "Tubes"?
Why aren’t the images in this site considered clipart?
How do I download the .PNG images?
How can I learn more about .PNG format?
How else can I use the images?
Why do the actual downloaded images sometimes seem to
be different from the thumbnails shown in the site?
How to combine frames and pictures
How do I create layouts
and print at sizes such as 8x8", A4, or 8.5x11"(letter size)
using 12x12" background papers? Also, what can you tell me about
wide format and other types of printers?
USE OF IMAGES
May I use the images for commercial uses?
Can I modify the images?
If I pay a Membership fee for the images, do the images
that I download become my property?
May I share my login and password with other people?
How can you detect that the login and password are being
What would it happen if I share my login and password?
What if I need change the computer I used to register
or if I want to use more than one computer to access the site?
May I use your images in e-mails and forums?
Does this mean that I can freely share your images in
forums, blogs, etc.?
CHANGE / ADD COMPUTER
I need to know how
to change the computer I used when I registered, or I wish to use more
than one computer to access the site.
What if my doubt was
not answered here?
is digital scrapbooking?
Digital scrapbooking is the use of a computer to carry out scrapbooking
designs. You can make the same thing that in the conventional scrapbooking,
but with limitless possibilities. You can change backgrounds, colors,
fonts, pictures, elements, embellishments, almost everything in a very
easy and simple way. Then you can print the designs to add them to your
album. And the best thing is that their cost is infinitely lower than
In what way this site
will help me for the digital scrapbooking?
In this site you will find a very extensive and varied frames and layouts
templates pre-designed for pictures, with which you will be able to
make your digital designs in a very easy way. You just have to cut and
paste the pics with any graphic editing program. But even you can use
so simple programs as Microsoft Word® or Microsoft PowerPoint® due they perfectly recognize the PNG clear back image format used as
standard in the site. Any beginner will get a professional look craft
payment methods do you accept?
Payment may only be made through Paypal, which accepts credit cards
(Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express), e-check, or transfer.
Paypal is an online system with a very simple payment process. Opening
a Paypal account is not required; just provide the requested card or
account data. This site is confidential and secure.
don't have a credit card, how can I pay for Membership?
You can make an electronic funds transfer directly through Paypal to
our account at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also pay with an electronic
check through the Paypal system. Please check the requirements for money
transfers at the Paypal site http://www.paypal.com
want to pay through Paypal. I would prefer to make a money transfer
directly to your bank account, mail you a check, or give you my credit
card information so you can process my payment directly.
We're sorry, but we have not implemented any other payment system and
without exception we do not process
payments directly. We do not accept checks that are mailed, direct bank
transfers, or credit card account information. All payments must
be made through Paypal. We have implemented the services of the
world's largest online payment site to guarantee the security and confidentiality
of our customers' transactions.
OK, but I don't have a PayPal account or I don't want to use my account, can I still pay the membership fee?
Absolutely! When you register your data at our site, please pick PayPal button and when you reach the PayPal page there will be information about using a credit card for your purchase instead of a PayPal account. You will not be required to create a PayPal account, instead you will enter your credit card information into PayPal's secured site so that it can be processed by them.
site requested information that I don't have; what can I do?
In this case, we cannot do anything. The payment site (Paypal) is totally
independent from our Web site services, and you should direct your question
to Paypal's customer service.
get a refund of the Membership fee?
Because our Web site has implemented the Instant Payment Notification
(IPN) system, which allows images to be downloaded immediately after
paying the Membership fee, without
any exception we have a NO REFUND
For this reason, we strongly recommend that before
payment, our visitors:
Read all information about image file formats,
resolutions, and downloading in the link
at each of the site pages.
Read all information about images, quantity
and type offered, resolution, designers, etc. at this link
Read the Help
and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Inspect the details in actual size (100%) of
our graphics artwork in the link that is on each of the site pages:
“Click here to see real size artwork details of some of these Printable Photo
“Click here to see real size artwork details of some of these Printable Template
“Click here to see real size artwork details of some of these Victorian Photo
“Click here to see Megakits artwork details”
Evaluate the quality of our graphics with the
free samples provided at the link “Free
Frames” on each of the site pages.
Carefully evaluate the previews of all our designs
and collections to ensure they meet the exact specifications you
are looking for.
Do not allow children or other unauthorized
family members or friends to access your credit cards or your account
at the payment site to ensure that no one pays for a Membership
without your permission.
By making a payment for Membership to our site, you
acknowledge that you have read and agree to the above No
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long does my account take to be activated and let me download?
After your Membership fee has been paid in Paypal, you will be redirected
to our site. If you follow this process correctly, your Membership should
be automatically activated in our database. You will then have access
to all our designs and may begin downloading images immediately.
On rare occasions -for example, if your Internet connection is lost during
this process or you close the window after making your payment- your Membership
won't be activated automatically in our database. In these situations,
Memberships are manually activated. Manual activation usually takes place
in less than an hour, although in some instances, it may take up to 24
I send you an e-mail if I have just paid for my Membership through Paypal
and my Membership was not automatically activated?
No, you don't need to notify us. We receive immediate Membership payment
information directly from Paypal and, upon receipt, will work promptly
to activate your membership.
log in. What should I do?
If you made your Membership payment and the payment was correctly processed
through the Instant Notification Process, you should be able to log in.
Please be aware that you can log in to our site on any of our Web pages
that include a login field. Your login name is the email address that
you used to register.
you give me some tips to make sure I am logging in correctly?
Of course. Some of our Members are not experienced in Internet/Web access,
so here are some basic guidelines:
- You can log in on any of our Web pages where
the blank spaces (called "fields") for Login and Password
appear. You can also log in on this page:
- Enter your e-mail in the Login field. Your complete e-mail should
be entered, for example: email@example.com.
- Enter your password in the Password field.
- Click on the button "Login"
- Don't use uppercase letters.
- Enter the information carefully to ensure you don't make errors.
- Only use the Link "Forgot your password?" if you have
forgotten your password.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LOGIN PROBLEMS:
According to our experience, 99% of login problems are because a member does not log in with the email address and/or password used for registration or has more than one email address registered in our database and he/she is not logging in with the email associated with his/her active account.
It is the responsibility of all members to make sure the information registered in our database is correct. We will not answer any emails about login problems when it is evident that the user is not using the correct data (email address and/or password).
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW VERY CAREFULLY
If you have more than one email address, please, be absolutely sure, when logging in, you use the same email address you used when registering with our site. If you cannot remember the email address used at the time you registered, and try to log in with a different address, you will receive an error message because the email address you are trying to use is not registered in our database, and therefore, is not recognized by our system. .
For some reason that we do not understand, 30% of our members have registered more than one email address in our database. Remember that only one (1) email address belongs to your ACTIVE account. If you have more than one email address recorded in our database and log in with a different email address than the one associated with your ACTIVE account, the system will recognize you but it will not allow you enter to your private area and/or download files.
If you're a member who has paid your membership fee and you are welcomed after you have logged in ( "Welcome back .....") but the system does not let you enter to your private area and/or download files (shows the message "Only for subscribed members .... ") it is because you've registered more than one email address in our database and you have logged in with your INACTIVE account. If this is the case, please be certain you are logging in with the email address associated with your ACTIVE account in order to download files from the member's area.
To avoid confusion, please remove from our database any extra email addresses that you have registered with our site, because you can not download files with an INACTIVE account
. To remove your inactive account(s), please, use this link: http://www.mangelsdesigns.com/remove.php This link only allows you to remove Inactive accounts, so do not worry, you will not remove your Active account, it can only be removed directly by the site administrators.
If you have forgotten your password, please, use the link "Forgot your Password
" that you'll find on every page of our site. Remember that passwords in our database are 100% encrypted and we do not have access to them. The only way to recover your password is using the link provided
. Please do not write us asking for your password because we cannot help you and the emails will not be answered.
If you change your email address, please update your data in our database. This is more important than you can assume because if you forget your password it will be sent exclusively to the email address registered on our site. If you lose access to your mailbox and definitely forget your password, we cannot help you and you will completely lose access to the site. To update your email address and/or your password, please, use the control panel that you will find after you log in.
Our system is 100% operative and login & access programs are working perfectly. We ask our members to have total control over their data recorded in our database.
Please write them down and keep in safe place
You have a lifetime membership; however if you lose your login data we cannot help you and you will not be able to download any more.
I do if I forgot my password?
If you forgot your password, just click on the link “Forgot your
password?” This link is on each Web page. In the form that appears
after you click on the link, enter your e-mail address (the one you registered
with), and an e-mail will immediately be sent to you with your login information.
enter my information in the login field. What should I do?
Our Web site has been designed for full interoperability with Microsoft
Internet Explorer 5.0 and later, which is the browser used by 95% of our
visitors and users. It is possible that some of our tools may fail with
other browsers, such as Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, WebTV, etc. To solve
this problem, we have designed a universal form with which you will be
able to log in using any of the well-known browsing programs. If you are
a user of a different version of Internet Explorer or a different browser
program and you cannot log in, please use the form that you will find
at this link: http://www.mangelsdesigns.com/login.php
have to log in every time I want to download an image?
No, you only have to log in once at the beginning of each session, and
you can download all the images that you want in any of the categories.
For security reason and to respect the user's privacy, our site doesn't
create cookies. For this reason, every time you start a new session (that
is, every time you close your browser and reopen it), you will need to
enter your login name and password again.
Registration to MangelsDesigns is very simple. Just click on the link “Subscribe Now,” enter the requested data, and make your payment
using the method indicated (Paypal).
the registration process several days ago and now I am ready to pay for
Membership, but when I register again, I get a message saying the e-mail
already exists. What should I do?
If you registered in the past, your information is already in our database
and you don't have to provide it a second time. Log in using the e-mail
address and password you used to register, click on the payment processing
site button and follow the instructions.
you do with my registration data?
The data you provide during the registration process is kept strictly
confidential. We don't sell or share your personal data or profit from
it in any way. We only use your e-mail address to notify you of site updates,
addition of new designs or categories and new sponsors. For further information,
anti-spam policy does this site have implemented?
MangelsDesigns is committed to Permission-Based email marketing practices
and as a result has established a no-tolerance Anti-Spam Policy based
in the USA regulations. Members have agreed during their registration
process our Anti-Spam Policy which may be read here.
my data in the past, but now I want to remove it. How do I do that?
Simply click on the link http://www.mangelsdesigns.com/remove.php
and enter your e-mail address. Your data will be automatically removed
from our database and the e-mail list.
to understand potential problems that could occur during downloads.
Most problems encountered during downloads are caused by a poor or interrupted
Internet connection, software firewall, antivirus software, or the download
manager. These issues are more likely to occur with large file downloads,
but may also show up when downloading small files as well. It is also
not uncommon to successfully download several files, and then encounter
a problem with just one file.
Download errors are somewhat common. Frequently these
errors do not show themselves until you try to extract the data from your
.ZIP file and you are alerted by a corrupted file, password request, or
invalid archive error message. Again, these problems are fairly common
and do NOT mean that the download file itself is bad; with VERY few exceptions,
the file you are attempting to download is perfectly fine. The most likely
cause is an incomplete or faulty download by your computer.
Keep in mind that even when it appears that your download
completed successfully, it may not have done so.
The .PNG images you will download will be in a compressed
.ZIP file. You need to have a program like WinZip, WinRar, ZipGenius,
etc. to decompress, not only our images files, but all compressed image
files on the Web that are of high resolution and, consequently, are large
files. WinZip is a free program that can be downloaded from the Web. A
Google or Yahoo search will provide the link.
Please note that we constantly monitor the integrity
of our files and repair those that are damaged or have become corrupted.
However, if you still have problems downloading image files, please carefully
read the following instructions. We are
confident that you will find the solution to any problem you might be
having since this is a summary of all the problems our members have faced
throughout our years of operation:
1) If you are running a personal firewall or antivirus
software on your machine (i.e., Norton), please disable it just long
enough to download the file. Please try this first as it is often
the cause of the download problem you are having. FIRST, however,
delete the old downloaded .ZIP file from your computer and also from
your recycle bin as the new file will automatically revert
back to it if the old file is still present.
2) It's always a good idea to make sure that you
have a steady and strong Internet connection. Due to more frequent
reliability issues with dial-up service than with other types, customers
who use a dial-up service will probably encounter more download issues.
Wireless connections also can perform unreliably, and interruptions
in the wireless connection can result in an incomplete download. These
types of circumstances are beyond our control.
3) If the problem resides in .ZIP files format downloading,
please note that for security reasons, the .ZIP files are protected
by a PHP script embedded in HTML, and you may be using a download
manager. We recommend that you disable your download manager
program (i.e. GoZilla, GetRight, etc.) and try to download
the files again. If everything works well, then you have to adjust
your download manager settings. However, take in account that some
download managers don't access protected files, so in case of doubt,
contact your download program’s technical support department.
4) If you try to download files and obtain an error
message, such as “This is not a valid file” or “URL
not found,” take into account that for security reasons, our
image files change their names automatically in a random way. In this
case, you likely have a temporary Internet file or a cookie that is
associated with the previous name. We suggest you go to Internet Tools
/ Internet Options and delete Temporary Internet Files and clear History
files and try again. If this does not correct the problem, you may
need to delete Cookies as well.
5) If a problem occurs as you’re decompressing
.ZIP files, the problem lies with the program you’re using for
this purpose. Check the program’s settings. If the program says
that items are already downloaded and they aren’t, the problem
either lies in your PC or is a .ZIP file decompression program fault,
an antivirus software and/or firewall blocking issue, a download configuration
involuntary change, or a recent reconfiguration in your ISP (Internet
6) Try temporarily disabling your firewall
protection as a test. If images aren’t showing
up and you have a firewall installed in your PC, temporarily disable
it and/or check its configuration.
Other tips that may help:
- If you recently installed a decompression (unzip)
program, make sure it was installed correctly.
- If you are using an external storage disk, make
sure that it’s appropriately formatted and has enough space
to hold the files you’re downloading.
- Check the configuration of your decompression program.
In case the program didn’t install correctly, try uninstalling
and reinstalling it.
- Make sure your storage device is working properly.
- Try to identify the time the problem started and
what actions you took up to that point. For example, did this problem
start occurring immediately after you changed your PC configuration
or installed a new storage device? If so, you might focus on this
to correct the problem.
For programming requirements, some of the .PNG image file names include
the word "JPG." This is not its actual file format, so don’t
be concerned. Just save the file as you always have and open it in your
graphics editing program. The graphics program will confirm that the image
is in .PNG file format.
an AOL user and I have a problem downloading images. What should I do?
In some cases, AOL users will have a problem downloading images in .JPG
format because AOL converts them to an .ART format. America Online uses
compression software on the graphics in its network to speed delivery
of Web pages and HTML documents to its members. It accomplishes this by
compressing images and multimedia applications that travel across the
network.. AOL uses the proprietary Johnson-Grace image format, .ART, and
all .BMP, .GIF or .JPG images are automatically converted into the .ART
format by AOL default.
As an AOL member, you must deselect the "Use Compressed
Graphics" option under their Web Preferences to avoid this. After
you have selected not to use AOL’s compressed graphics option, you
must still clear out your cache to see a difference. In your WWW Preferences,
you must set history to "0" pages and then clear the history.
Once you’ve done this, you must delete the files
in your Temporary Internet Files folder. AOL offers the following instructions
on how to accomplish this: "Holding down the "Control" key on your keyboard and simultaneously mouse-clicking on the Browser
Reload icon while the browser window is active will also clear your proxy
cache and display the latest data from the Website."
In addition, we recommend that after the image you want
to download appears in your window, instead of using the secondary (right)
button on your mouse to save it, use your browser’s toolbar. Use
the “File/Save as…” command and select the location
on your hard drive in which you want to place your file. It will be saved
as a HTM file, and a folder named “mangels_files” will also
be created and will contain the image in .JPG format. If these instructions
are not enough, there are many sites on the Internet that can give you
additional information about AOL image downloads. A Google or Yahoo search
should provide several links.
Other Special Notes For
These notes have been compiled from our experience with
AOL members using our online features. They are offered to make your experience
easier and less frustrating.
PROBLEM.- Some AOL users may not see
recent changes made to items or pages due to AOL's use of cache in the
member’s browser, regional cache servers on AOL's network, or both.
SOLUTION.- There may not be much you
can do as long as you are accessing data on the AOL network. You might
try clearing your cache, but this will be more effective if you use an
alternate browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape) than with the provided
PROBLEM.- AOL users might find that
images (particularly thumbnail images) on the site become blurry over
time because the AOL browser caches Web pages very frequently and the
content is compressed rather than replaced while browsing. You can try
clearing your cache to resolve the issue locally. If it is a regional
cache issue, there is not much you can do until AOL next updates the regional
cache server that is causing you problems.
SOLUTION.- As previously mentioned,
there may not be much you can do besides clearing your cache as long as
you are accessing data on the AOL network. If you use an Explorer or Netscape
browser while online, the issue should not appear because they cache Web
pages less frequently.
CLARIFICATION.- Even though you may
see blurred images, other AOL users may not see blurred images if they
are not accessing the pages as frequently as you are. Their less-frequent
use does not create a heavily cached image issue.
If you are using a recent version of AOL, the following
notes probably no longer apply. We continue to maintain them for members
who may still be using an earlier version with the noted problems.
PROBLEM.- When using the AOL browser,
I experience difficulties uploading data, whether it be registration,
homepage templates, new items, or modifications.
CLARIFICATION.- AOL’s browser
is actually a bundled version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer that is
somehow limited or restricted; possibly it is an earlier version. This
will no longer be an issue as AOL upgrades the version of Explorer that
it uses or integrates Netscape Navigator browsers and provides upgrades.
SOLUTION.- After you go online with
AOL, minimize the screen (click on the "dash" in the upper-right
corner of your screen. Do not click on the double box and certainly not
on the X, which will take you off-line). Then click on Microsoft Internet
Explorer 4.0 (or greater) or Netscape Navigator 3.0 (or greater) from
your desktop or from Start/ Programs/…. After launching one of these
other browsers, you are still accessing the Internet via AOL, but you
are now using an unrestricted browser. If you don't have either of these
browsers, you may read the reviews and download a free version.
CLARIFICATION.- Please don’t confuse
AOL with Internet Explorer and Netscape. You are not applying for, buying,
or downloading a new Internet access service. Explorer and Netscape are
browsers, and their only function is to navigate the Internet, view pages,
perform actions on pages and (if you wish) handle e-mail. They do not,
and will not, give you dial-up access to the Internet. They do not compete
with AOL’s service.
NOTE.- if you use a version of Explorer
or Netscape prior to the generations indicated above (at least 3.0 for
Netscape or 4.0 for Explorer), you will not be able to upload graphic
files interactively on any site on the Internet.
If you are an AOL user, we recommend Netscape Navigator
over Internet Explorer because Explorer prompts the user to "reload
form data" when backing up to a page displaying form results. This
will repeat the action and may become confusing, if not frustrating. Netscape
Navigator does not have behave this way.
IMAGES FILE FORMAT
format are the images offered?
All our images are in .PNG
with a transparent background.
.PNG format and with which graphics editing program can I use it?
The .PNG format (pronounced "PING") is the most advanced image
format. It uses lossless compression, which means that no image data is
lost when saving or viewing the image. .PNG is a universal format recognized
by all the graphic editing programs (Adobe Photoshop®, Corel Photo
Paint®, Paint Shop Pro®, Unload Photo Impact®, MGI Photo Suite®,
Microsoft Photo Editor®, Macromedia FreeHand®, etc.). Since .PNG
is a newer format, however, graphics programs prior to 1995 cannot recognize
this format. It is important to note that recent versions of popular programs
such as Microsoft Word® and Microsoft Power Point® can insert
images in PNG format, and they also import the transparent background.
a transparent background?
All our images in .PNG format have a transparent background, which means
that the image can be placed against any background, and there will not
be a white background surrounding the actual image. The transparent background
is recognized by all the graphics editing programs; however some programs,
such as Corel Photo Paint®, show the transparent background as a masked
I save an image and maintain the transparent background?
This procedure varies, depending on the graphics editing program you are
using. However, we can give you the following suggestions:
- If you are creating an image from scratch, keep
your background transparent. If there is more than one layer, merge
them as All Visible and not Flatten. This will keep the background
- When you have the image you want, you should look
for the .PNG optimization tool… something like this: File >
Export > PNG Optimizer, or you may have PNG Optimizer on your toolbar.
When the optimizer opens, click on the transparency tab, and choose
either Single Color (which will leave the edges a little rough) or
Alpha Channel, which will leave a nicer image. Be certain to set the
export for Alpha Channel Transparency. These both have transparent
backgrounds, although they may show as white.
- This works for Paint Shop Pro 7 through 9 and many
other graphics editing programs. Review the instructions or a tutorial
on this topic for your specific program.
Transparent .PNG files afford the luxury of using the
designs in a multitude of ways in a wide range of applications in all
the graphics editing programs. For this reason, it is the file format
used by almost all digital scrappers and, consequently, for all the images
on our site.
I be sure that the images on this site work with my graphics editing program?
You can download free samples at the link http://www.mangelsdesigns.com/frames/freeframes.htm
and test them in your graphics editing program.
is the difference between the images in .PNG format with transparent background
and the "Tubes"?
The images in .PNG format have the same characteristics and versatility
of the format "Tubes" in Paint Shop Pro®, with the advantages
of those mentioned above. In addition, PNG is a universal format recognized
by all graphics editing programs and creates high quality images with
a 48-bit depth of color.
the images in this site considered clipart?
All images in .PNG on our site can have up to a 48-bit depth of color,
which allows images to contain literally trillions of colors, far more
than the human eye can see. Clipart only has a bit depth of 8 bits, which
results in a very limited color scale.
I download the .PNG images?
The PNG images you will download will be in a compressed .ZIP file. You
need to have a program like WinZip, WinRar, ZipGenius, etc. to decompress,
not only our images files, but all compressed image files on the Web that
are of high resolution and consequently are large files. WinZip is a free
program that can be downloaded from the Web. A Google or Yahoo search
will provide the link.
I learn more about .PNG format?
You can learn more about .PNG format in the official site: http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/pngintro.html
can I use the images?
These images can be opened in all programs, so, in addition to using them
with your favorite graphics editing program for your pictures, scrapbooking
layouts, designs, WebPages, etc., you can also use them as backgrounds
for PowerPoint® presentations, backgrounds for e-mails (Outlook Express®
stationery), and your Word® documents. Your imagination is the limit.
do the actual downloaded images sometimes seem to be different from the
thumbnails shown in the site?
When the downloaded images are opened in a graphics editing program, they
are often adapted to the size of the window. If this happens, you may
not be viewing the image at actual size. All the thumbnails on the site
are an exact replica of the design of the real images. To see the downloaded
designs on your computer as they were intended to be, use the zoom tool
of your program and adjust it to actual size of 100%.
want to know how to combine frames and pictures.
Our frames and layouts (pre-made pages) are in two image formats, .JPG
and .PNG. The .PNG format has transparent backgrounds that allow you to
easily insert photos behind them. To accomplish this, you need
to use one of the graphics editing programs.
The procedure is very simple: To combine a frame with a photo, you have
to treat both images (frame and picture) as "layers" or "objects" to transport and align them properly.
Even with such basic programs as Microsoft Word® or Microsoft Power
Point®, you can use .PNG images with transparent backgrounds to place
a picture "behind" the frame.
After working with transparent backgrounds a few times,
you will find it very easy. You can also refer to the tutorials included
with your graphics editing program. On the Internet, you will also find
good tutorials for the most common graphics editing programs (Paint Shop
Pro®, Photoshop®, Unlead Photoimpact,® etc.). These can be
located using a search engine such as Google or Yahoo.
There are also good software programs for novices in
digital scrapbooking. Try the free trial of our sponsor ScrapbookMAX®.
(click here) They have extensive tutorial
and technical support.
I create layouts and print at sizes such as 8x8", A4, or 8.5x11"(letter
size) using 12x12" background papers? Also, what can you tell me
about wide format and other types of printers?
To print 8x8" or other square layo uts using 12x12" background
papers, you can either (1) resize the backgrounds to the desired dimensions
with your graphics editing program or (2) use the 12x12" backgrounds
and adjust the finished print size under File>Print Preview.
To create A4, 8.5x11", or other rectangular layouts
using 12x12" backgrounds, you need to resize the image and make some
additional adjustments. If you want to maintain the size and shape of
the design in a background paper, remove the spare ends of the image using
your graphics editing program. Please use your creativity to avoid distorting
or damaging the original design. If you're interested in the rectangular
sizes, our Web site also has hundred of designs in smaller sizes, such
as the layout templates and the Victorian photo album pages, which are
at A4 size.
We size backgrounds at 12x12" for a number of reasons.
One of the most important is that it's easy to reduce the size of the
image and still retain design details and a high print quality.
You may have noticed that nearly all digital scrapbooking
Web sites offer 12x12" scrap backgrounds. Traditional paper scrappers
have generally worked with the 12x12" layout, which has now become
a standard size in the scrapbooking industry. Layouts of this size offer
a lot of workspace and are a familiar format for scrappers. Many photos
can be used, and they are clear and visible after printing. In addition,
storage and display of 12x12" layouts is easy because albums of this
size are readily available.
Digital scrappers are more challenged when working at
this size, however, if they want to print their pages. There are several
wide format photo printers currently available on the market, such as
those manufactured by Epson, Canon, and HP. While researching printer
styles, we found the following information and hope it will be helpful
1) For those who prefer to stick with the less expensive
printers, many of the newer photo printers will print borderless at the
8.5x11" size. This allows you to print all the way to the edges and
use your layout in albums without any trimming or matting necessary. Many
digital scrappers create their layouts at the 12x12” size and reduce
the dimensions to 8x8” to print them. These printouts can then be
mounted on coordinating cardstock and placed in either an 8.5x11”
album or an 8x8” album. These sizes are becoming increasingly more
popular, with many choices available at a reasonable cost.
2) For those who prefer the full 12x12” size, the
wide format printer is the choice for home printing. Using 13x19”
paper will allow you to print a full 12x12” layout with room left
over to print a couple of layouts resized to 6x6” for gift giving
or for any other projects that are 6” or less on one side.
3) You can successfully use the same sized document (12x12")
to print edge-to-edge 8.5x11" backgrounds. In fact, we had better
results because most of the background .JPG graphic files are sized at
12x12" (3600 pixels by 3600 pixels). As long as you make sure to
move your printer's paper holder so it is snug against the edge of your
8.5x11" paper, your printer won't print over the edge. (Note: While
we have had successful results using these directions, you may have to
experiment to get your particular printer to work correctly.)
4) Digital scrapbooking layouts can be printed in any
size. The most popular sizes are 8.5x11", 8x8", and 12x12".
To print layouts larger than letter size, you need to use either a wide
format printer or take the file to a printing service, such as Kinkos,
Walmart, or a commercial printer.
USE OF IMAGES
use the images for commercial uses?
Commercial Use is allowed strictly under the conditions specified for the Commercial Use Membersip. If you wish to use our designs in a monetary profit business, you must purchase the Commercial Use Membership. Please carefully read and understand the requirements here. The Personal Membership (standard subscription process) is strictly for
personal use of our designs and does not convey the right to use any of
our designs for any commercial purpose.
modify the images?
Yes, they can be modified either partially or totally
without any restriction.
If I pay
a Membership fee for the images, do the images that I download become
A MangelsDesigns® paid Membership gives you the right to download
all the designs to be used in your personal layouts only. All designs
will continue to be MangelsDesigns® copyrighted property. In no way
will they belong to any member because a Membership fee has been paid
and the images downloaded.
share my login and password with other people?
Absolutely NOT. The Membership fee is required to cover
the lifetime cost of your own bandwidth consumption to download images.
Consequently, our registered users are forbidden from sharing their login
address and password with other people to allow them to download images.
you detect that the login and password are being shared?
To detect this prohibited practice, our Web site maintains and controls
the computer’s IP of its registered members.
it happen if I share my login and password?
Any suspicious activity that might indicate that your login and password
have been shared with others to allow image downloading will be investigated
and could result in permanent Membership suspension.
I need change the computer I used to register or if I want to use more
than one computer to access the site?
For this purpose, please, follows the instructions here
use your images in e-mails and forums?
Yes, you may use our Golden Names and images in forums and e-mails, but
you may not link them directly from our server. This is an illegal use
of our bandwidth that jeopardizes our ability to continue offering our
excellent services, and it infringes on other members’ rights. If
you wish to use our Golden Names and images in forums and emails, you
must download them to your hard drive and upload them to a server that
provides this service. The use of our server to download our images directly
into forums and e-mails can result in the suspension of your Membership.
mean that I can freely share your images in forums, blogs, etc.?
Absolutely NOT. This only means that you can use
the images for your personal identification in
forums, blogs or emails, for example, as avatars, signatures, blinkies,
etc. However, share images in forums, blogs, etc. or links to the images
or to your PRIVATE AREA is a violation of the subscription terms that
will result in the immediate suspension of your Membership.
CHANGE / ADD COMPUTER
to know how to change the computer I used when I registered, or I wish
to use more than one computer to access the site.
For your security as well as ours, the address of your computer’s
IP (Internet Protocol, your computer’s unique worldwide identification
code) was recorded when you registered, and it was assigned to your
account. It is part of your Membership and Login data and is tracked
every time you log in to our site.
Membership is for your personal use only. When you
paid for your Membership, you agreed to our Terms
of Use (please read them) as shown during the registration
process. Consequently, please don’t share your data.
Any login attempt from another computer that is detected by our system
could result in Membership suspension.
If you need to change from the computer you originally
used for registration to another computer, before you log in to our
site, you must send us the IP of the new computer you wish to have assigned
to your account so we can change it in the system.
4 EASY STEPS TO REQUEST A COMPUTER CHANGE:
To request a change of a computer to be used to log
in our site, first of all you must know its IP number.
1) From the same computer you want to learn its IP (this means
using the new one you want to start using), click here:
this computer IP
2) Copy from the opened screen the IP number, go bak
to our page and open your email program clicking here:
you an IP change request
3) Paste the new IP address on the email body and write
down the e-mail address you currently use for login (please double check
both to be sure they’re accurate).
Note: We need your e-mail address to find you in our database
to allow us to make the requested IP change.
4) Send us the email.
Usually within the next 24 hours, your IP will be changed
and confirmed to you in return. Please wait for our e-mail confirmation
before starting to log in using the new computer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the IP
of your new computer is assigned to your account, you will no longer
be able to log in with the older computer.
What if I want to have
more than just one computer to log in to this site?
For security reasons and to protect your account, our system
allows just one computer IP assigned to each Membership. If
you wish to have access to our site from another computer, you must
follow the standard registration process and get a second Membership,
using a different email address and PAYING AGAIN
for the Membership fee on each computer you want to use for access.
to register for a new Membership to add an additional computer.
Do not share your Membership data (login address and password). Any
login attempt from another computer’s IP address (different from
the one and only one assigned to your account) using your Membership
data that is detected by our system could result in Membership suspension.
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