How to Store Kids’ Artwork Digitally

As a parent, it’s hard to throw away your child’s artwork. The scribbles and doodles that they create are priceless memories that you want to cherish forever. However, with time, these artworks pile up and take up too much space in your home. Digitizing the artwork is an excellent way to preserve these memories while also decluttering your house.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to store kids’ artwork digitally so that you can keep them for years without worrying about losing or damaging them.

Step 1: Organize the Artwork

The first step towards digitizing kids’ artwork is organizing it into categories. You can categorize by age group, themes, or even colors. Once sorted into categories, decide which artworks are worth keeping and which ones should be discarded.

Categorization Techniques

  • Age groups: Group the art according to their age; ages range from pre-schoolers all through high school.
  • Themes: Sort the art based on their different themes (e.g., animals theme)
  • Colors: This method sorts the arts according to color schemes present in specific pieces of work.

Step 2: Choose a Scanner/Photographer

After organizing your kid’s art by category and quality selection process done move onto selecting a scanner or camera appropriate for scanning large physical documents like canvass artworks.

If you have many artworks scanned regularly using flatbed scanners at high resolution may not be practical; consider outsourcing scanning services here.
If there are only a few pieces of work involved using mobile phone cameras capable of taking high-resolution photos is good enough.

The Best Scanning Options:

You can choose between two options when choosing how to scan your artwork. They include:

  • Flatbed Scanners
  • Digital Cameras or Mobile Phones

Step 3: Editing the Artwork

Editing is the final step in digitizing kids’ artwork. Here you use photo editing tools and software to adjust things like brightness, contrast, and color correction.

If you used a flatbed scanner to import your kid’s art into your computer, you could edit it using simple image editing software that comes bundled with most operating systems like Microsoft Windows Photo Editor or Apple macOS Photos.

The following are some recommended free photo editing tools for more complex enhancements:
– Adobe Photoshop Express
– GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
– PicMonkey

Tips When Editing Digital Images of Your Kid’s Art:

  1. Crop off extraneous parts around the edges of images.
  2. Adjust Brightness and Contrast levels correctly depending on lighting conditions .
      e.g., if there were bright lights shining directly down onto specific areas while photographing or scanning them may require less contrast adjustment
  3. The Color Balance should be appropriate based on what type(s) of media were used in creating each piece.
    Feel free here to make significant adjustments only when necessary due mainly if pieces look dull after underexposure.
  4. Conclusion

    Digitizing kids’ artworks can preserve precious memories for generations without taking up valuable space in your home. Organize artworks by category and choose an approprate way to scan/photo document them effectively. Finally, invest time using free photo-editing tools available online,it will enhance details from each artwork as well as transforming photos taken at different angles into even sharper digital copies. With the above steps, you are well on your way to preserving and storing your kid’s artwork digitally!

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