Due to the ease with which we’re able to use our smartphones for picture-taking, it’s commonplace and easy to let these photos take up space until we feel like sharing, deleting, or moving them off our device completely.
But instead of letting them languish or disappear forever, why not create something more meaningful with your photos?
Here are four creative ideas to get you started with using photos on your phone.
1. Put Together a Photo Album
Vintage photobooks and albums still provide a sense of nostalgia and allow us to harken back to childhood memories. Their glossy pages are captivating to the eyes, and their classic covers lock in the freshness of the images in a safe haven. In particular, photo albums are perfect for new parents wanting to document their children growing up and celebrating special occasions together. Thus, instead of letting your photos pile up on your smartphone with no real purpose or use, create a photo album that will provide memories for a lifetime.
2. Compile Your Photos into a Photo Collage
Instead of keeping too many individual photos, compile them in a collage to create some special artwork. For example, iPhones come with apps like PicCollage that let you combine multiple images into a single, shareable piece of art. But the best part is that you can also arrange the pictures to create a slide show. Add audio background to tell a story of your journey or memories that shaped your life. If you’re on TikTok, post collages with slideshows, and you can rest assured your posts will receive countless impressions. You can also display these photo slideshows on Snapchat and Instagram.
3. Create a Custom Photo Puzzle
With the holidays around the corner, now is the time to start thinking of creative gifts to give to family members and friends. Christmas cards featuring a family photo always serve as great mementos, but this year, you can definitely step it up a notch. Case in point: Take your family holiday portrait or use other holiday-themed photos on your smartphone to create a custom photo puzzle that can serve as a keepsake for friends and family to actually play with and otherwise put to good use. Indeed, this unique gift idea is great for everyone on your list.
4. Print Your Photos for Various Uses
Gone are the days (mostly, anyway) of taking pictures on a camera, waiting until you run out of film, and then heading to a nearby drug store or another retailer to develop them. These days, while your smartphone doesn’t contain any film to develop, you still can create physical copies of all the photos you’ve snapped over the years. For instance, you can send photos directly from your smartphone to retailers like CVS, Target, and Walgreens with apps like Kodak Moments and then pick up the prints at these retailers’ photo department kiosks.
Nothing Beats Putting Your Precious Photos to Good Use
Want to make better use of the countless pictures you’ve taken over the years with your smartphone? Rather than having them pile up and waste your phone’s memory, put your photos to good use with some or all these ideas. Because while sharing digital copies of your photos on social media or online photo albums is great, nothing beats photos you can hold in your hand.
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