Guest post by Niki Jones
If I asked you to guess how many photos are on your phone, what would you say? 500? 1,000? More?
If I asked you how many of those photos have lived anywhere other than your phone or social media, what would you say? A few? Maybe 10?
There’s a major disconnect there!
It’s so, so important to print your photos. Get them off your phone. Let them live among you! No one is hanging tablets on the wall, no one is pinning iPhones to refrigerators.
Over the years I’ve found some fun and EASY ways to get my photos off my phone and into my home and office. Here are five fun ways I like to give my photos life beyond my phone.
Artifact Uprising offers a mix of photo products, but my favorite is their square prints. They come in three sizes, you can include a border or not, and crop your photos or not. They are printed on thick paper and I think that’s my favorite part. They have an iOS app for easy ordering, too, and my prints always come super fast.
Chatbooks offers prints and a mix of photobook options. One of the coolest photobooks they offer is an “ongoing” book, which prints photos from your camera roll, Instagram, or Facebook. Each book has 60 photos, and you can edit it before printing in case there’s a photo on your social media you don’t want to save. If you have kids, check out the mini option. They are SO CUTE. The prices for these books are super affordable, too. They have an app for iOS and Google Play!
These photo magnets are a lot of fun. They come in sets of 9, and you can pick photos right from your phone’s camera roll. These ship from the UK so it takes a little time to get to you, but they’re worth the wait.
These magnets are a fun alternative. They’re a little bigger and you can add a fun word or two at the bottom. I don’t believe Pinhole Press has an app, or at least not that I’ve seen at the time of writing this, so there is that to consider!
I have to admit that I have not yet ordered this product, but I love the idea of making an annual book, especially now that we have a baby! I think this would be a really fun way to capture the highlights of a year. This particular product is also from Pinhole Press, so again, this would have to be created on a computer.