When you have a favorite photo to share, you can turn it into a poster board, a canvas bag, personalized greeting cards. What if you have hundreds or thousands of photos to share? After all, the reason you dug out your aging photo albums and shoe boxes of photos out of the closet and scan those photos to digital images is so you can view and share those old memories easily.
Below are 3 easy ways to share those years of happy memories:
1. Digital Photo Frame – These frames used to cost hundreds of dollars. Now, you can find large 15-inch digital photo frames for $100 or less. 8-inch frames can be had for less than $50. You can get plain frames that just displays your photos or sophisticated ones that also play videos, have motion sensors, turns into digital clocks when no one’s close by.
2. Photo sharing sites online – You can’t email hundreds of photos to your cousins across the country, but you can upload the photos online, then share a link to your online photo library. Some of the popular online photo sites are: Shutterfly, Flickr, Snapfish, and Photobucket. Your family from anywhere in the world can view the photos, even order prints.
3. Photo books – There are many online photo book creators. If you have a lot of photos, like hundreds, the one I recommend is Blurb.com for pricing. Pricing is similar when you are making a 20-page book. But when you go up to 100 pages, Blurb.com remains affordable ($48 for hardcover, additional pages is 20 cents). A page can fit anywhere from 1 to 10 photos. $48 gets you a coffee table book to display hundreds of photos, now that’s a good deal!
Recently, Shutterfly bought out MyPublisher, a popular photo book publisher. I expect the integration between your online photo library and producing a hard coffee photo book will become even easier.
There really is no excuse for you to hoard your family’s treasure of photos in the dark closet. Bring them out into the sun, get your photos scanned to digital images and share them with your friends and family using any of the suggestions above.