07 February 2018

1 Way to Create a Photo Album of Your Digital Memories

My daughter grew up in the digital camera age. To be honest, I have only the first two years of her life on paper, because I didn't know how to use my digital point and shoot any other way.
But you know, she loves to flip through those old photos! But also, she has been dismayed that there are so few photos to page through. Since both of us love taking photos I thought I would try a different service to make photo albums. Well, I've used others, but this one was the simplest by far, and the only one I wanted to try again.
This is NOT a sponsored post, I just liked the ease of use and the product.






I used my laptop and signed in for free, and I did not have to give them my card number until I was done. Since it was easily accessible and organized, I began archiving one year of Instagram, but I could of chose photos from my computer photo album. In less than a minute, the company generated an album that was formatted and ready to print.  I decided to spend a couple of hours editing captions and removing some  photos, before I sent it in, because hashtags can wind up on one page if you have too many.  It allowed me to easily change the captions, but I mostly kept the hashtags, because it was my instagram. However it was certainly easy to delete them too. It also allowed me to deselect photos.





Since it was many photos, I decided on a 8 x 8 inch custom book. I think that I selected at least 175 photos, so it made the price with shipping around 75 dollars. So not inexpensive, but not outrageous considering how many photos I chose!








It took about a week to arrive. I chose the soft cover and it is bound tight. Its cover is heavy paper like one of those heavy card stock, and its pages are non shiny like high end magazines.







The photos here don't do it justice. Now, I am going to make another of my first year of Instagram.
Now if I wanted to create one automatically, I would set up an account with my credit card number. Presently, it is ten dollars for every sixty photos, which I would have 3 days to edit in the same manner before printing and mailing. A series of smaller books may be a better option for some. 








The company's name is Chatbooks. You can use photos from your Instagram, Facebook, or camera. I did the entire project on my laptop, because it is just easier for me. I input my instagram account, and it immediately accessed the photos and inserted it into a book in less than a minute. However, for some it easier to use a phone, so download the free app from apple or google. It's that easy.







I've used some other services in the past, but this was the easiest yet!
Their website explains the process, and it super simple.
I definitely plan to make more.

Coming soon
our Cottage Garden
and other projects that I've been busy with.





Have a Happy Week!

xoxo

Su

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29 comments:

  1. Hi Su, oh this looks like a fun project to make! I love making travel books but this is so nice to make from Instagram photos. I will let my daughter know about this.
    Your Instagram photos are gorgeous!
    Take care.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It was fun and easy too! Yes, I think it would make a nice gift for grandparents. Have a great week. xoxo Su

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  2. Gorgeous photos, Su. I like this idea!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  3. Oh! Thank you, Su, for this information. I have been thinking that I need to do this before something happens and things are 'lost' over time. You take beautiful photos and those make for beautiful memories. Thanks for the link. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you so much, Diana. Yes. I agree. Some of my photos are spread out over devices that are obsolete, and before there was a cloud. xoxo Su

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  4. Thank you for the great information, Su! Your photos are always so beautiful, and I am sure your albums will all be amazing!!
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  5. Thanks for the suggestion.Your pics are fairy
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  6. Su, thank you for sharing this. I need to do something like this. We just looked though a few old books and my kids wanted to know why we don't have more...

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I think our kids are the first generation to grow up without, or very few photo albums! I really liked the results and if it is just 60 photos the cost for a custom one is only about 15 dollars. On some it said the resolution could be better, but I put them in any way and they pretty much looked like what I see on the screen. So, it was fine. xoxo Su

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  7. So good to know about this, thanks! These would be a great present for love ones.

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    1. Thank you. Yes. I think they would make a great present for grandparents, family, or special event commemoration. xoxo Su

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  8. I have heard of other mom friends using Chatbooks to print all their baby photos! Seems so simple. The quality looks pretty good too! I wish I had posted a lot more to my IG; I don't post that often, so most of my photos are on my hard drive!

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    1. Hi, Lindz. Yes. Most of mine are on the hard drive, some are backed up to cloud, but that's a pain to view them. I have an external drive for a couple of our European summers, but that is it. Sort of hard for her to thumb through. So, I am going to try to make some books this year. xoxo Su

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  9. I have been using a service to print pictures recently. I really enjoy old fashioned photo albums or pulling out a photo box or basket of prints. And if you have company it is much easier than having people gather around a computer. I have been wondering when good old fashioned prints would make a comeback and hopefully this becomes a trend or history might not be told (as well) as a picture can describe. I think we need to also get back to letter writing so that kids learn or remember how to use a pen or pencil. Your photos are beautiful and I wish i could thumb through your photo book. Blessings.

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    1. Thank you Tonita. You make a great point. xoxo Su

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  10. Su, this is a beautiful book. I really need to do the same. I also heard there's a great book for blogs. I need to investigate that one, too!

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    1. Hi, RJ. I really like it, and it was easy. I tried some others and have abandoned it do to time involved. xoxo Su

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  11. Su this is awesome. What a great book and great way to keep all your beautiful pics. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  12. I too have used Chatbooks and the paper was what impressed me most. All the other books I made were too shiny.

    I only have a small book - about 5x5, but I think I need to make an 8x8.

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    1. Hi, Carol. I really like 8X8, because of the image size. It is really enjoyable to view and easy on the eyes. xoxo Su

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  13. Oh how great. I am going to have to get busy and make some books. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea. The pictures look terrific.

    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary. So nice to hear from you. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo Su

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  14. This is awesome! Your pictures are so beautiful they need to be in a book! Thanks for sharing the link! Mary <3

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  15. Thank you so much, Mary. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  16. How absolutely fabulous Su. You have inspired me to get busy and make a few albums. They'd make great gifts too.
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm sure many people are as inspired as I am.

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