Tech Guide
Apr 6, 2016

7 cool things to do with your digital photos

By: Natalie DiScala
7 cool things to do with your digital photos

7 cool things to do with your digital photos Author: Style At Home

Tech Guide
Apr 6, 2016

7 cool things to do with your digital photos

By: Natalie DiScala

You'll love these fun and creative ways to display your favourite digital photos.


Ok, so you might not be an expert photographer but you sure are a shutterbug! Snapping photos comes naturally and easily and now you’ve got hundreds (thousands?) of photos just wasting away in their digital prisons. Now what? Set them free using these cool photo printing services that’ll take your photos off your digital devices and out into the real world!  

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7 cool things to do with your digital photos

1 Apple calendars

Did you know that Apple makes it easy and virtually effortless for Mac users to turn their digital photos into glorious, glossy calendars? In iPhoto, simply click the ‘share’ button and you can create your calendar right there within minutes, then order printed copies with just a click. Personalized calendars make great gifts so consider this the next time you’re looking for a thoughtful present for someone. Apple Calendar, Apple, $19.99.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Apple Credits: Style at Home

7 cool things to do with your digital photos

2 Marshmallow photos

And now for something completely different … Boomf is a London-based company that prints your Instagram photos onto marshmallows. Yes, you read that correctly. As zany as it sounds, it’s true! A box of nine square marshmallows featuring funny photos is an entertaining gift. Or print more seasonal images to make Mother's Day or Father's Day presents. They even make ‘Mallowpops’ (marshmallows on a stick), which, let’s face it, is just plain fun for everyone. Boomf Marshmallow Photos, Boomf, prices vary.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Boomf Credits: Style at Home

7 cool things to do with your digital photos

3 Photo book

Blurb is a great service that allows you to create gorgeous printed books that look so professional, people will think you’ve signed a book deal! You can create everything from photo books and paperbacks and hard covers for distribution (if you intend to sell your book!) to magazines and e-books. All in one place, Blurb allows you to create your book, print it and sell it on your own website, Amazon or other book retailers. Blurb Photo Book, Blurb, prices vary.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Blurb Credits: Style at Home

7 cool things to do with your digital photos

4 Personalized greeting cards

Turn your favourite photos into greeting cards that are sure to make someone special smile. A great picture of you and mom will make a Mother’s Day card she’ll cherish. Or turn that rare family photo where everyone is actually looking at the camera and smiling into your holiday card this Christmas! Minted makes it easy by offering lots of options in terms of card designs, format and paper stock. Personalized Greeting Cards, Minted, prices vary.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Minted Credits: Style at Home

7 cool things to do with your digital photos

5 Customized iPhone case

Put your best Instagram shots on display by turning them into the design for your new iPhone case. Casetify lets you choose from a variety of phone cases that you can then customize. Simply choose a photo grid layout (you can use one single photo or create a collage or photo grid), then connect to your Instagram account to choose which photos you want to use. Customized iPhone Case, Casetify, prices vary.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Casetify Credits: Style at Home

7 cool things to do with your digital photos

6 Wall art

Not every photo is a winner but have you taken a shot here and there that you’ve thought would look amazing blown up and hung on your wall? What are you waiting for? Artifact Uprising makes it easy for you to upload your photos and choose the mat and frame that will turn your photo into a museum-quality piece of art. The Gallery Frames are made of real hardwood and are available in 12 sizes in a variety of finishes. Photos are printed on premium archival paper and come with an ultra thick mat. It’ll arrive at your home ready to hang. Wall Art, Artifact Uprising, starting at $99.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Uprising Credits: Style at Home

7 cool things to do with your digital photos

7 Canvas prints

Another way to turn your digital photos into artwork worthy of hanging on your walls: Print on canvas. CanvasPop offers tons of different canvas dimensions so you can choose the look and size that’s just right for bringing your photos to life. Print straight from your Instagram photos or upload a photo from your desktop. You can even add filters and effects to your photos before printing. For instance, you can give a photo a sepia or vintage tone or add effects that will make the photo look like an oil painting. Canvas Prints, CanvasPop, prices vary.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: CanvasPop Credits: Style at Home

 

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