From Clever to Kooky: Options for Sharing
Want to post your photos on your Facebook page? Sure! On Flickr? You bet! But those sites are old hatwhat you need are some unusual gems and brilliant solutions that snap-happy folks have made available on an Internet site near you. For instance, check out Photojojo, a haven for chic items as useful as a tripod that sticks to anything, and as novel as clips that allow you to turn your photos into building blocks.
Visit your regular old online photo-printing services like Shutterfly, Mpix, or Snapfish, bypass all that printing wizzamagut, and breeze on over to the "store" or "products" section. Yes, you'll find custom mugsold news, but worthy; but you might also see options like these:
- Spiral-bound flipbooks
- Life-sized wall clings of your favorite person
- Personalized storybooks with a photo character inserted by you
Just thinkyour kid, center stage, starring in SpongeBob and [Your Kid's Name]: Super Detectives! If you want to embarrass the older kids, get them notebooks with pictures of you on the front.
Getting hungry? Cookies with edible pictures of your kids might hit the spot. Lady Fortunes can put custom photos on all sorts of cookies. When it's time for cake, Baskin-Robbins photo ice cream cakes are a classic. You won't see them on the Baskin-Robbins website, but take a hardcopy photo print to your local Baskin-Robbins a few days ahead of your party, and you'll be happily serving up some delicious slices of photo-cake-ography in no time.
Here's a hands-off and handy gadget that gets photos from your camera to your computer and photo-sharing websites. Eye-Fi and Lexar (using Eye-Fi technology) make memory cards that wirelessly transfer your photos over any Wi-Fi network you can register, or in certain Wi-Fi hotspots. As long as your camera is on and you're within range of a registered Wi-Fi network, your photos are transferred to a place that you designate on your computer or external hard drive. Additionally, Eye-Fi can be set to send your photos to a selection of online services, such as Flickr, Facebook, and Picasa for sharing or storage. It's an almost effortless way to get photos out of your camera and onto your computer.
Let's not forget those photo books. Here are a few of the services that provide photo-book publishing, from one book at a time to copies for the whole family and more: