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How to make free color pages using Kodak Easy Share software

Updated on August 23, 2010

Kids love to color. Even more so, they love to color pictures of themselves! Here is a step by step guide to how you can make color pages for your child using Kodak Easy Share software for free.

You can make color pages from just about any picture you take with your digital camera. Stack them up, staple the side, and you have created an entire coloring book for your child to play with! Pick a theme, or just toss them randomly together; the choice is yours.

Theme ideas include:

  • Past birthdays leading up to present day (great for birthday parties - make multiple copies for young guests)
  • Past Holidays such as: Halloween costumes, Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving.
  • Vacation memories
  • Trip to the park
  • Walk in the woods
  • Places in our town
  • Family members

Let's get started:

First you need to have the Kodak EasyShare software loaded onto your computer. If you do not have this you can go to their website and download it for free. (Link to the download page is at the bottom of this article.)

Next you select the photo which you would like to turn into a coloring page.

Double Click on that photo. It will enlarge.

In the top left corner there will be an "edit" button. Click on it. This will bring you to the editing page.

You may choose to crop and/or rotate your picture to get it just the way you want it.

Find the "fun effects" tab toward the top mid to right of your screen. Click on it.

To the left of your photo there will be a list of options. Click on the "coloring book" tab.

Next press the "accept" tab on the bottom left.

You now have the coloring book image ready to go. Click on the "save as" tab near the bottom right.

Choose which folder you would like to save your new image in, rename it, and press the "save" button in that box.

The box will close, leaving you on the "edit" page. Press "close" This will allow you to save your original picture "as is" and have your new coloring page in a separate folder.

The next screen will be a large image of your original picture. Press "Done" in the bottom right.

Close out of the program. Find the folder in which you saved your image and open it.

Double click on your coloring page image. Go to "File" and "Print".

You did it!

Now you can simply follow these steps as many times as you like, creating endless hours of coloring fun for your child!

Link to Kodak EasyShare Download:

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=130&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=29186

Before and After examples:

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      Alissa 6 years ago from Wethersfield, CT

      Wow, great hub!

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      So cute!

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination. Maybe you can make a free color page for the Hubnuggets! Check your nomination in the Arts and Design category! Vote too okay? http://hubpages.com/hubnuggets6/hub/norwegian-hubn...

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      Tiny Pearls 6 years ago

      Very cool! I'm sending this to my daughter for her little guy. Also, congrats on your nomination!

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      Mom Kat 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you! I'm thrilled to be nominated. It's a great honor.

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      SELL MY ART 6 years ago from Ireland

      Great hub, like this idea.

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      Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Fun idea. Congrats on the nomination and good luck.

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      Alissa 6 years ago from Wethersfield, CT

      Voted! :)

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      equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      This looks like fun. Great info, now I know how I can make birthday presents for my friends children, and perhaps one day for my grandchildren.

      Congratulations on your nomination for a hubnugget. Wishing you good luck.

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      bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Woweee! This would have helped me when I was teaching 2nd grade! Congrats on your well deserved nomination!

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      Lori J Latimer 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you for this well laid out Hub. You made it easy enough, I could do it...Congratulations on your HubNugget Nomination! Way to go.

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      equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Congratulations on the hubnugget. You have done it!

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      Mom Kat 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you equealla. I am very honored.

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      holdmycoffee 5 years ago

      Nice hub! I might have to try out your suggestions!

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      tiredmomoftwins 5 years ago from florida usa

      what a fantastic idea! it is much more fun to color something familiar.

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