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A basic rule to live by in scrapbooking is to crop your photos. Why waste good space on a photo whose subject is in the corner of the photograph? Instead lop off excess by considering what no one would miss. Is anyone really going to miss that huge view of the ceiling over your heads? Or the trash can in the background? You can buy stencils to make this easier. If you want to make straight lines, the human eye is terrible at this. Use a ruler. Also, if you are cutting off a landscaping view you may want to keep it in a scrap pile for a later purpose.