Buried under a mountain of Digital Photos like me?
I really must sort out the photos on my iPhone. I have nearly 2000 when I accessed the photos by my PC today I saw this…..
Most of my digital photos can probably be deleted and the rest filed but it’s such a mammoth task that I can’t face. I really need to set aside some time to slowly, in bursts, go through them and file them. I’m not worried about losing them as they are backed up but I feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of photographs that I’m amassing and with very little organisation this is only going to get worse.
As a blogger and due to copyright issues I tend to keep a lot of my photos, thinking, I may one day need them for a blog post. You never know when you’re going to need some random photo of a courgette!
It’s such a shame that they just sit on my phone and I do very little with them. I do create the odd Facebook album and share via Instagram.
So today, I’ve spent some time trolling the net for inspiration beyond the typical printing on canvases, coffee mugs or an iPhone cases and thought I’d share some of the ideas with you.
8 Different Things to do with your Digital Photos
You can also do this on your PC or desktop. However, we have an AppleTV, which is not actually a TV but a device that allows me to access my iTunes content via the TV. I have set the screen saver on the Apple TV so that it scrolls through my camera roll which is great as we can enjoy some of the photos.
Personalised Photo Books
I keep meaning to do this but again due to time I haven’t. There are so many companies out their such as Blurb, Snapfish, Photobox and Huggler to name a few that allow you to upload your photos and create your own photobooks. These would make great gifts or coffee table books that you could flick through on a rainy day.
I absolutely love this idea and had no idea that it could be done. Have one of your favourite photos printed onto a scarf. I have a thing for scarves and can see myself getting one soon.
Create a Movie
You could use things like Movie Maker (free on PCs) or iMovie to create your own movie using the images. They are fairly straightforward to use and you can add your own narration, music, etc. Then publish to YouTube so you can share it.
Create a ScrapBook
I’m definitely not a scrapbooker, as I don’t have the patience for it, but my sister has made them for me in the past and I really cherish the ones I have. Simply print a few off and get started. This may be a good project for the little ones
Create your own personalised coasters, saves the red wine rings on surfaces, by simply inserting your own photos. I recently saw some on Handpicked, I’ve made a mental note for Christmas presents for Granny.
It’s amazing the difference it makes by simply adding music to your photos. A while back I used Memory Blender, which is incredibly easy, simply email your photos to them. Then they select a theme, put it to music and send you the finished movie so you can publish and share it.
You can never have enough storage tins. But instead of labelling them you could have relevant photos printed on the top of the tin (e.g Biscuit Tin, Pencils, Keep Sakes, Nuts and Bolts). Again another fab idea for gifts.
Photo Credits Bags of Love and Handpicked
Win a Personalised Hardcover Photo Book from Huggler
In addition to all this talk about what to do with all your digital photos, the lovely folks at Huggler.com have offered my readers a chance to win a voucher for one of their Personalised Hardcover Photo Book .
To enter simply use the form below. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom but in short. It’s open to UK Residents, aged 18+ and closes on the 9th October 2013.
This competition is listed on Loquax, Prize Finder and Competition Hunter.