Over the weekend Eric and I did pretty much nothing other than errands, work, and hanging out. A total weekend of relaxation was much needed and I spent a little time on Saturday flipping through a stack of my photo books. These photo books make me so happy! I’ve printed multiple ones for Eric as gifts and there is no better way to jog your memory or appreciate moments than by revisiting them through pictures.
With all the different applications and channels of social media, we are inundated with a consistent stream of information. We often use Facebook or Instagram as the medium of choice for displaying our pictures. If I want to find a photo from our family reunion four years ago, I simply can look it up in my web albums or on one of my sister’s pages. I no longer need to flip through books and books of photo albums I’ve created.
But goodness, I want to! Why don’t we print our pictures anymore? Why don’t we create physical albums that we can touch and look at in years to come? Let me tell you something guys. I still do it. And I hope I always will. Now some of you might be thinking- c’mon Meg. Who says I don’t print my pictures? But I’ve heard over and over again from different people including my parents that with the digital age and our ability to take a zillion pictures makes it more difficult to flip through them and choose what to print. Let me help you make it easier.
Phone pictures: Man phone cameras these days are great! I use mine all the time for my blog and can even make prints that are high quality! I love it! There are many apps from which you can print your pictures but I like to plug my phone into the computer and either save them on my iphoto stream (if you’re a mac user, this is super easy) or save them in a folder on my desktop. You can also try downloading Picasa. It works on any type of computer and it’s free! It’s a wonderful editing tool. If you don’t know how to plug your phone into your computer or you use an ipad, try emailing the pictures to yourself. Then you can save them to your desktop.
Prints: I took a photography course several years ago and asked the teacher where he recommended ordering high quality prints. Walgreens does not cut it anymore guys! They change your coloring! Try mpix.com :) I printed my wedding photos from this site!
Books: Shutterfly is my all time favorite website for creating photo books. I create them every year! There are so many themes and they are great with uploading facebook pictures if you want to snag some from your friends ;) They keep the quality pretty good! And they always have great deals. Another website that is awesome is Snapfish. I use that when I order mugs or mouse pads!
How do you print your pictures?!