From Autograph Book to Project Life App: Capturing Autographs


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If you accidentally forget your autograph book, the one you can purchase at several Disney shops works great. Here’s a quick way to get those autographs into your project life app using only your phone.

#1. Take a photo of the autograph in your book. The book needs to be well lit, with non-direct light (or at least more than one source of light, like 2-3 windows or a cluster of can lights). If you can see the shadow of your phone on the autograph, you need more or different light. Some examples of good non-direct lighting are: outside with cloud cover, under a porch on a sunny day, in a room with north facing windows, etc.
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#2. Crop the photo. If you want the photo to fill a 3×4 spot, choose a 4:3 aspect ratio when cropping. If you want the photo to fill a 4×6 spot, choose a 3:2 aspect ratio. Or choose the aspect ratio that fits your autograph and place the autograph on a solid colored card.

#3. Adjust the photo. I prefer to do this in the Pic-Tap-Go app, but you may be able edit the photo in your phone’s native photo app. Typically you need to do 2 things: 1. Lighten the exposure. and 2. Increase the contrast.
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In Pic-Tap-Go I use Lights On & Auto Color or Auto Contrast and sometimes one more Lights On.

4. If you need to add your autograph to a solid colored card, you can do that in the Over app. Locate your solid colored card (I saved mine to my camera roll from dropbox).
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Select add image.
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Navigate to the “fixed” autograph and place it on your card.
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Add shadows or other artwork as you desire.

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Honeybee is from Official Disney Digital Downloads.

Now your autograph is ready to be used in the Project Life app.

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  • Gabrielle McCann

    Cute! Love that you can do that!