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Photo Nov 07 5 59 19 PMHi, and welcome to The Idea Door, my name is Liz. I grew up in Utah, well I moved there when I was 5. After I got married we moved to Arizona, which I love (well ask me anytime except about August and September that is when I don't like it all that much). I am married to my best friend and have 4 wonderful kids. I have been a member of this great and wonderful church all my life. The church brings great blessing into my life. I have served in many calls, such as Primary, Young Women, Cub Scouts, Achievement Days, Nursery, on the Activities Committee, Relief Society, Sunday School Teacher, I guess pretty much everywhere. During these times I have come up with different ideas and activities and I wanted to share them with others. So, presto this web site was born.

 

I started my first web site oh, probably in 2000, it was very small - maybe 4 pages. Now, I have well over 3500 pages and well over 8200 files, which are files that you can print and it is still growing. I started it for two reasons: one, to share pictures with my family and friends who did not live by my family; and two, to share ideas with others who are LDS like me, but I do have things on this site that can help anyone.

 

I have never charged for this web site and never will, I enjoy doing it and know that there are many people all over the world who can benefit from things that are on this site.

 

To help cover my cost for this site, I have placed adds on the site, with a site this big and the as many hits I get in a day there is a large cost to run this, I wanted to keep it free for everyone!

 

What a wonderful church we belong to, we are a world wide church, with so many different kinds of people in it. Now, with the Internet we are able to meet one another, help one another and learn from one another. My goal with this web site is to bring ideas to all those members that can use them. Although the only language I speak is English, I do have a few things up in a few other languages. If you see a printable you would like in another language, just email me the info and I can cut and paste it in and send it to you, like in a bookmark, baptism book, stickers or anything you might need.

 

If you have an idea you would like to share, just email me and I will post it for all to read! May God bless all of you!

I hope you enjoy and find something on this web site useful. If you have an idea and would like to share, please email me!

Have a great day!

Liz 

 

 

 

Here is a tutor about how to add text to any of the images I have, like the 4 x 6 images, or the 8 x 10 image ( door signs etc) This will help you add text to an image and keep it the same size so you can send it to the photo shop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AS6f7p8kdc&feature=youtu.be

I have a few emails that last few weeks from people thank me for my web site and asking if there is a cost to use this site, NO there is not!! I want all to be able to use it. A couple have asked if they could donate as a thank you, so I decided to put a donate button up for those that would like to donate toward the cost of keeping this site up and running.

Thanks so much!

It says the dontation is going to Brown Bag Gifts, that is because that is what my Paypal account is called.

 

 

If I have it in an ebitable format, such as WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT, I will include it. But when I make "stuff" I use a program called PRINTMASTER, I can do so much with it, but no many people have that program, if you happen to have that program and want to be able to edit a file, please email me and I will share the file with you. Please remember that font shown in a file, unless they are installed on your computer will not show up in any editable File you open.

About Copyright issues concerning church materials

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From The Idea Door; (www.theideadoor.com)Terms of use: Prints are for personal use only. They are not to be resold for any type of profit. I am not making any money on any of my  printables.Source for Images and text: LDS.org or other areas where listed on the web site.Compiled by The Idea Door Web Site.Items that fall under this Term of Use are as follows but not limited to:
  • Visiting Teaching Handouts, Home Teaching Handouts, Quite Books, All 4 x 6 Photo Prints, Baptism Book, Cub Scout Booklet, Young Women Handouts and printables.
Questions can be directed to; Liz at info@theideadoor.com">info@theideadoor.com or you can leave at message at 480-331-5861 and a we will return your call with in 24 hours (business days)About Copyright issues concerning church materialsAccording to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints web site: http://lds.org/legal/terms?lang=engAll material found at this site (including visuals, text, icons, displays, databases, media, and general information) is owned or licensed by us. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your personal, noncommercial use unless otherwise indicated. In addition, materials may be reproduced by media personnel for use in traditional public news forums unless otherwise indicated. You may not post material from this site on another website or on a computer network without our permission. You may not transmit or distribute material from this site to other sites. You may not use this site or information found at this site (including the names and addresses of those who have submitted information) to sell or promote products or services or to solicit clients or for any other commercial purpose.

About Copyright issues concerning items on this site and items containing church materials


You can print this out and take it to the print shop, it is the right a copyright release for The Idea Door items and info on Church items..pdfterms_of_use_from_the_idea_door.pdf930.55 KB
From The Idea Door; (www.theideadoor.com)Terms of use: Prints are for personal use only. They are not to be resold for any type of profit. I am not making any money on any of my printables.Source for Images and text: LDS.org or other areas where listed on the web site.Compiled by The Idea Door Web Site.Items that fall under this Term of Use are as follows but not limited to:
  • Visiting Teaching Handouts, Home Teaching Handouts, Quite Books, All 4 x 6 Photo Prints, Baptism Book, Cub Scout Booklet, Young Women Handouts and printables.
Questions can be directed to; Liz at info@theideadoor.com">info@theideadoor.com or you can leave at message at 480-331-5861 and a we will return your call with in 24 hours (business days)About Copyright issues concerning church materialsAccording to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints web site: http://lds.org/legal/terms?lang=engAll material found at this site (including visuals, text, icons, displays, databases, media, and general information) is owned or licensed by us. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your personal, noncommercial use unless otherwise indicated. In addition, materials may be reproduced by media personnel for use in traditional public news forums unless otherwise indicated. You may not post material from this site on another website or on a computer network without our permission. You may not transmit or distribute material from this site to other sites. You may not use this site or information found at this site (including the names and addresses of those who have submitted information) to sell or promote http://www.theideadoor.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=8690&action=editproducts or services or to solicit clients or for any other commercial purpose.

The biggest thing you need is to save the image in a highest quality you can get it needs to be at least 690x460 pixels, for a 4x6 (that is why I don't have all of the older images) otherwise it will print blurry.
It can be a longer process...... what I have to do,

  • usually is open the PDF file (ex a Mormonad) (the image shown on the church site is usually to small)
  • then "print the image to a image" it is a software I have,
  • then save the image,
  • OR take a "snap shot" (found in "view" on the tool bar of the PDF file which you opened),
  • then paste that image info something like "paint" (on windows not sure what it would be on a MAC) then save the image.

**I tell you to save the image so if something happens you still have it.

Once you have saved the image one of the 2 ways I mentioned above, you need to open the image in a Photo editing software, a EASY free one is called Photoscape, then you have to add a border to it (for Mormonads I had to make the border lareg on the top and bottom to size right, I just had to play around with it), there can be 2 reasons for this is, when you crop it to a 4 x 6 it can make the quality to small, and or it could cut off part of the image you want to keep. So I add a border around it, then I crop it to a 4x6 size. (they have an option in Phtoscape of the size you want it cropped to)

Then save it again and its done!

Again biggest thing make sure it is sized to at LEAST at 690x460 pixels, for a 4x6 photo card

 

Like I said from the begining this can be a long processes, depending one how you want it to look..........

ChirstusHere is the FREE way do do this:Download this free Photo Editing Software - Called Photo Scapehttp://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php 1) When you go to the link above you will get to a page that looks like this.PS 1  2) Click on the DOWNLOAD tab  at top of page, to go to the download page, then make your choice of where to download it from,ps 2  3) I picked the first one, clicked download and saved it to my computerps 3 4) Save the download (make sure you watch were it is being saved)ps 4 5)Then clicked on the download and started the installationps 5 6) This is the start of the downloadps 6 7) Then it shows up on my Desk top, it looks like thisPhotoScape01ps 7 8) Software will open, click on Editorps 8 9) Then on the left side pick the image you want to edit (or find your image first, then right click on it and OPEN WITH.... Photoscapeps 9 10) Here I picked a temple pictureps 10 11) In the bottom box click on the filter button, and the Antique Photo11 12) Then click on nu,mber 712 13) Now you need to lighten it, so click on Bright,Color and go to Brighten and click HIGH, sometimes depending on the image I lighten it more.13 14) Then I add a frame, I use CALI 1314 15) Then just save it, MAKE SURE YOU "SAVE AS" so it does not replace your original.15 

Image Resolution -      What is the best file size?

When determining how many pixels you need, it all boils down to how you will be using the photo and what size it will be printed. Here's a handy chart to guide you when determining how many pixels you will need for printing standard size photos on an ink jet printer or through an online printing service.

What is the best resolution for photo gifts?

The table below shows the recommended resolutions for photo gifts and prints.

Print Size/ProductMinimum image resolution required
4 x 6690x460 pixels
5 x 7805x575 pixels
8 x 8920x920 pixels
8 x 101150x920 pixels
8 x 121380x920 pixels
11 x 14 Enlargements1610x1265 pixels
12 x 121380x1380 pixels
12 x 18 Enlargements2070x1380 pixels
16 x 20 Posters2300x1840 pixels
20 x 30 Posters3450x2300 pixels
11 x 14 Collage Posters1260x990 pixels
12 x 18 Collage Posters1620x1080 pixels
16 x 20 Collage Posters1800x1440 pixels
20 x 30 Collage Posters2700x1800 pixels
Wallet Prints374x259 pixels
Photo Gifts900x600 pixels
4¼x6 Postcards900x600 pixels
Notebooks480x480 pixels

How to use these handouts/images, I have made a lot of my images in a 4 x 6 size
(photo size), I try to make them in the highest quality I can, (it depends the on the picture I use) you click on a picture and save it to your computer. Then you can your image print them. Or send the image to a photo printing place (like Wal-greens, Costco, Wal-mart etc) They will print as a nice photo, and the cost is only about .13 - .19 cents each.

 

Here are screen shots on how to print an image from your computer, since I do not have an apple I cant show you that one, but I am guessing it is pretty much the same.

Here is some screen shots on printing a image. You can click on an image for a larger view.

  • Pick image,
  • download to computer,
  • find image on computer, look in download fold or picture folder),
  • right click on image - pick print,
  • from print window - pick paper size,
  • layout,
  • and the number of images you want to print,
  • then print!
 
DOWNLOAD THE IMAGE, for more help with that click here:Downloading an image or file
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Problems Printing PDF files Make sure that you are clicking the print button in the Adobe reader window (the window in which the file opens) and not the print button in the browser window. Otherwise it won't print off the whole picture. Make sure when printing a PDF file, you click the "print" button in the PDF window NOT the browser window! · NOTE: printing a PDF file onto stickers, labels and/or CD’s. When you click print, notice what the "Page Scaling" says. I have been looking into this a little more. People have told me that they are not fitting or printing right on the paper. You will need to make sure that the "Page scaling" says NONE. I print in that (NONE.) When I print in "fit to printer margins" sometimes it is off!! So try this and it should print right!! · When printing other items in Adobe Reader make sure you look in the window "preview" window in the print box and see how things fit. If you are printing something that is made in "landscape" make sure your paper prints that way. In the Abode Reader print window click on "Properties" and then change the paper to landscape! ALSO: Some people are having a problem with some missing letters and they don't print right. Thanks to Heather S., she has helped me understand why! The answer to the problem is that people need to update their Adobe Acrobat Reader to the newest version. When this is updated, all the letters will be right and everything is great. Just go to adobe.com and you can download the updated version for free. Click here to get the download

Once you have downloaded it, You can download this free software  http://www.gofree.com/vlcmediaplayer.php?gclid=CPeEvdHjk6QCFRL4iAodkhsbHQ so you can play ISO files on you computer.

Always make sure that the file you downloaded is the same size listed on the download page, that will help ensure a good download!

 

You will have several options to download, an ISO file just needs to be burned like an image to a disk but will play on a DVD player. A MPG file will play on your computer, and some DVD players. Otherwise you will need to take the MPG file and import it in to a DVD software which will convert it and then help you burn it to a DVD.

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Most movies will take some time to download, depending on your browsers and or computer, you might be able to see the progress of the download as seen below

 

Once it is done downloading, you will see it in the spot you save it to, I only download the ISO file in this shot, you can see it on the desk top,  by the yellow star. If you downloaded the ISO file, now you just burn it to a DVD. Remember unless you have the software to watch a ISO file you can not watch it on your computer (see link at top of page for that software)

 

Share an Idea Important things to know when sharing: YOUR NAME: Let us know how you want your name on the page, we want to give you full credit, but don't want to invade your privacy. For example, if your name is Lisa Smith, do you want, L. Smith, or Lisa S. WHERE YOU LIVE: It is always fun to hear where people are from, but again privacy is important, if you want to share where you live, we can put something like Lisa S. from Mesa, AZ or L. Smith from AZ EMAIL ADDRESS; most of the time I do not include your email address, but if you don't mind and you think someone might have a question about your idea, then I will add your email address. IMAGES: Please make sure anything you send, that has images on it, are not copyrighted, it is illegal to use clipart you have bought on handouts or what ever you make and then place it for anyone to download. Most companies that sell clipart have a stipulation like this: personal use of our images on web sites is allowed provided the images are not *downloadable* or *printable* in any fashion. WHAT TO SHARE: ANYTHING, you can just share a thought about something, an idea you have, handouts, anything you have made, activities, poems, skits, basically anything. HOW TO SEND IT: The best and easiest way is to email it to me. Any text can just be sent in an email, a Word.doc or Work file. I do not have Publisher so I can not open anything sent in that format. I usually change everything sent to me that is a printable to a PDF format and post that as well as the original file. I do that so that all can open it.So are you ready to share?? Wonderful, you can email me anything you want to share at info@theideadoor.com">info@theideadoor.com
Show and download Videos from LDS.ORG This info comes from http://www.lds.org/help/showing-videos?lang=eng I offer a few video downloads at The Idea Door (Video Messages / Movies ) I already have those available in format you can burn them with out having a software to do it. For info about downloading those click here: Screen Shots for Movie Downloads To ensure technology doesn’t interfere with the Spirit in your lesson, download the videos ahead of time instead of relying on an Internet connection in your meetinghouse. Meetinghouses have limited bandwidth, which is shared among an entire ward of possibly simultaneous users. This may cause your video to pause or stop, leading to a poor viewing experience. Downloading Video Download to a Laptop Computer Download to a Tablet or Smartphone Create a DVD Playing Video Connecting Moble Devices to TVs HDMI Cable Option Composite Adapter Option VGA Adapter Option Playing the Video Other Methods Western Digitial TV Media Player Getting Help
To UNZIP a file or folder: To decompress (unzip) a file or folder on a Mac, double-click it. To open a zipped file on a PC, drag the .zip attachment to the desktop. Once the file is on the desktop, you can double- or right-click to open it. Double-click the zipped file to see its contents. When prompted, drag the files out of the window to the desired location or click Extract All. When you click Extract All, the files are unzipped in the same location as the original file unless you specify a different one in the Select a Destination window. Right-click the zipped file and select Extract All. By default, files are extracted to the location as the original zipped file. Use the Select a Destination window to save the files somewhere else. NOTE: If you are using Windows 2000 or earlier, you need software such as WinZip or StuffIt.
Definition: An ISO file, often called an ISO image is an "image" of an entire CD, DVD, or BD. The entire contents of a disc can be perfectly represented in a single ISO file. Burn the ISO file to a CD, DVD, or BD disc. It's a different process than burning a bunch of music or document files to a disc because your CD/DVD/BD burning software must "assemble" the contents of the ISO file onto the disc. How To Burn an ISO Image File to a DVD, CD, or BD