It wasn’t so long ago, that I thought that Flip-Pal was the best thing since sliced bread. Haven’t changed my opinion too much, but, I just returned from Roots Tech 2012, with the best thing since sliced bread.
The new “toy” is Flip-Pal Sketch. The Sketch comes with a WET Pen, and the Sketch comes protected.
Pretty simple. The Wet Marker Pen is important, for cleaning purposes. A dam cloth is used to gently clean notes off Sketch. Dry thoroughly.
Here is a picture of the Flip-Pal, instructions for Sketch, and Sketch still protected with the WET Marker Pen. In this case, the Flip-Pal is open.
Below the Flip-Pal cover is closed.
I have a picture that is marked on the back, (very lucky to have that) but which order are the people on the photo?
The Date is there (barely) with the names. Here is where Sketch comes to play. OR what if the photo is not marked on the back. You lay Sketch right on top of the photo, add the Date, and names right over the image, Scan with Flip-Pal with the cover off and upside down directly onto the picture.
The red circles show the names and date. Remove Sketch, and scan again.
Then, with your photo editing program, you can add the names and dates with the photo.
I purchased two Sketch Kits, for two reasons. 1) I will be marking up the “next” photo, while the first two scans are being done, and 2) allow Sketch to dry completely.
This was my first practice with Sketch, and will probably mark directly over the face, as it doesn’t matter.
I have a stack of photos that I want my Aunt to help me identify who are in the pictures. Flip-Pal and Sketch will help me do that.
Lesson Learned: Sketch makes is so much easier to put names and other information onto a photo.