Make desktop background collages on Photobucket

We were watching a rather clever Photobucket user at work last night. She was using the built-in scrapbook tool on Photobucket to make a collage for her laptop desktop background picture.

We liked the idea so much, we wanted to share it with you too!

Go into the scrapbook tool — click "scrapbooks" in the top menu bar.

Play with different backgrounds, stickers, themes. If you don’t like any of the built-in themes, start with something blank. Be sure to choose "get stickers" and "get backgrounds" to get lots and lots of new stuff.

There are hundreds of stickers to play with! Our Photobucket user thought they were really fun.

stickers

Drag and drop pics of your favorite things onto the page.

Background Image

Just save one page (you can delete the others).

In Photobucket, you’ll see a static JPG of the collage saved in its own album inside your account.  Use that JPG as your desktop background. It looks great!

16 Comments

  1. Shawnee
    November 8, 2008

    i love u!

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  2. wintersimms
    November 10, 2008

    I made a great scrapbook page! I love it!!! Why is it not loading and I get a meesage that you need to view it?!?

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  3. tookta
    November 11, 2008

    lovely

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  4. Jen
    November 17, 2008

    Hi wintersimms. Thanks for the comment. I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems with scrapblog.
    The best thing to do for all technical/editing questions is to go to our tech support forums at http://forums.photobucket.com.
    Or email them at support@photobucket.com
    They’re happy to help over there! Thanks!
    Jen at Photobucket

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  5. AMW
    November 23, 2008

    I do not like the new dropdown under my photos. They make accessing the different codes for my photos very difficult. As soon as I move the curser down to the codes, the box disappears. I have to try over and over before I can click on a code, then the box usually disappears again and I have to try to access it again. NOT a good change.

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  6. GRB
    December 11, 2008

    It was a great idea, but didn’t work for me. I deleted all the background selections except for the one I wanted to use, but they all still appear in the slideshow in my Photobucket account. Don’t know what I did wrong…thought I followed the instructions to the letter, but obviously not.
    Thanks.

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  7. cheska
    January 5, 2009

    it didnt work..what are u even saying in the end i got confused but i got the first thing down.i just need to kmnow how to make it ur desktop background

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  8. Jen
    January 5, 2009

    Hi Cheska. To save the scrapbook image, what you want to do is to go into the scrapblog scrapbooking tool. Then create your scrapbook page/collage. Usually it will save easier if you only do one page instead of mulitple pages.
    Then when you are done, save the image. It will save a jpg into your photobucket account. Click on that image, and then right click and copy the image on to your computer’s hard drive.
    Then on your desktop right click and you should see properties, click on that. Go to the desktop tab, and then you can search your pc for the image and save it as the background image.
    That’s it! I hope this helps you. If you have any more questions/comments please contact our customer service department at support@photobucket.com. Thanks!
    Jen at Photobucket

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  9. Rachel
    March 16, 2009

    Why is it so small after I make it? And so when I set it as my desktop background it’s completely blurry?
    Thanks

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  10. ksn76
    May 17, 2009

    are you talking about the small icon in my album?..when I saved it…it was a black screen w/ the scissors and cut dots instead of the scrapbook page!

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    May 29, 2009

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    February 24, 2010

    Yes, photobucket is really nice to use. i recommend everyone use it as well.

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  14. Desktop Computers
    July 16, 2010

    I made a fun collage with all your memorable graduation photos. It was a great experience.

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  15. Beth
    July 26, 2010

    Wow, I’ve been using photobucket for ages and never tried the scrapbooking tool. I just tried it and I’m thrilled with the possibilities! Loved the backgrounds and the stickers.
    Thanks!

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