According to recent statistics, there are close to 3 billion people using the Internet. People are sharing digital photos with friends and family in hundreds of different ways online - sometimes with just a single click. One billion people are using Facebook, 100 million are using Instagram and there are countless websites that host photos and allow you to paste your face on almost anything. It’s no wonder, the photo albums in your attic have become true items of the past.
At FotoBridge, we know these statistics can be somewhat overwhelming so we have taken the liberty to compile a list of our favorite ways you can share your digital photos.
10 Ways to Share Digitized Photos
Facebook launched in 2004 and has never looked back, creating new ways for people to interact and engage with each other. Today there is said to be around 1 billion users. What better place than here to start sharing your photos? A cover photo is a perfect place to highlight family photos, images of your pets, your friends, or vacation shots. You also have the option of choosing a profile photo, separating photos into albums and posting single photos on your friend’s page in a post.
2. Instagram / Pic Stitch
Instagram is a great tool allowing you to post and share photos with the public or followers of your choice, like Facebook, and other social media platforms, but here you have the ability to edit them.
Options on Instagram include:
- Photo Filters
Pic Stitch is another downloadable app that can be used on iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices. It is an app where you can make edits to your photos then export them to social media. Doing this has become increasingly popular among Instagram users. This app allows you to share multiple photos in one frame, at the same time.
With Pic Stitch and Instagram, you can easily and quickly take your digital photos to a whole new level.
Ever wonder what your family or friends would look like on someone else’s body? On a comic book character or a celebrity? FACEinHOLE gives you those options and more. You don’t need fancy image editing software or loads of time - it takes seconds and minimal skills. Just upload a photo, resize it and you’re done. Now get going - so many options, so little time!
As great as it is to be able to order anything with your face on it - it’s also fun to be more involved in the creation of a product. Traditionally, digital photos have been printed on mugs, mouse pads, key chains, calendars, and more; BigHugeLabs.com has created other nontraditional options for printing your digital images. See www. BigHugeLabs.com for more ideas.
One of their free options is the cube. This is a great project to do with kids. You select up to six digital images and create a cube. After you “create” the cube, there are instructions on how to fold and glue the cube together after it is printed. This is an easy project the entire family can have fun with!
5. Motivational Poster
Viral content is found all over the Internet via social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest), infographics and websites. One of the more popular viral fads has been the "motivational posters" craze. These humor based "posters" depict current events, celebrities, TV shows… anything you can make a joke about. On Big Huge Labs you can customize a photo to relate to any "motivational" text you would like along with the borders, colors, and title.
Linea is a photo sharing service allowing you to post pictures online and share them with other people privately - 30 GB of free photo storage. Linea works in three simple steps - create an account, upload photos, download the Linea app for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices. The coolest thing is the ability to create photo books on your smart phones and tablets!
7. Photo Strip
We found our favorite DIY photo project with digital images via Pinterest - a photo strip.
- Save up to 16 photos into a folder.
- Hit Command-A (Select all for PCs is Ctrl + A) to select all and click print.
- In your printer settings, make sure it is in landscape mode. Print 16 per page with no border.
- Print! You’re done!
Ever wonder what celebrity you look like or have the debate as to who your child looks like more- mom or dad? MyHeritage.com is one of the world’s first services to apply advanced face recognition technology to personal photos and family history; and it’s free!
9. iPhone Case
It wouldn’t be an understatement to say almost everyone has a cell phone - 9 years old to 90 years old. The Apple enterprise has capitalized on this phenomenon by making the iPhone one of the most sought after products in recent years. There are several websites offering customized cases with your digital photos. Shutterfly makes creating phone cases an easy process. You have several templates to choose from, allowing you to use multiple pictures and text phrases.
We love this idea because the photo can be of anything, not just people; it could be a photo of your favorite vacation spot or sports team.
This is an excerpt from our ebook, "25 Ways to Share Your Digital Photos." Click below to download the full free ebook!