Welcome to Day 24 of the series, FIND your FIT! (To return to the beginning, click here.)
Modern: meaning present day, au courant, or up-to-the-minute.
The scrapbooking of today doesn’t necessarily look like the scrapbooking of the past. Gone are the days of taking pictures with a camera containing film, waiting patiently for the prints to be processed while keeping our fingers crossed that they turned out ok. (There is an entire generation of kids who may have never seen a roll of film!) People are busier than ever and we are used to the instant gratification of digital cameras. Not everyone has the time to get crafty with paper and adhesive.
We take thousands of photos and many of them sit on our hard drives, memory cards, or phones. But, the truth of that matter is hard drives crash, memory cards go bad, and cell phones are lost or broken. While it is my hope that your pictures don’t get lost in a digital black hole, I understand that you may not have the time or the inclination to sit down to edit and print a million photos or create albums full of artsy pages.
Scrapbooking has evolved since the invention of cell phones and the internet. So, here are some resources to help you preserve your memories without a paper trimmer:
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
I know these are pretty obvious, but they count as scrapbooking—especially when you put words with the photos.
This app reminds you to take a picture every day. The photos are added to a calendar, and you can add snippets of information and detailed stories to each one. The app also makes it easy to share or print what you have collected.
ScrapPad allows you to scrapbook right on your iPad or Mac computer.
Another iPad app, Skrappy also adds movies, music, and voice memos to your memories.
Timelines of photos and stories seem to be the newest addition to standard photo-upload sites.
This Life is a new addition to Shutterfly. It will gather all of your photos from your Shutterfly account, your computer, and your social media sites, and place them in chronological order. You can add stories to each event or to each photo. Share or print directly from the site.
One Day is still in beta mode, so it is a little glitchy, but it looks like an impressive timeline site. It will also gather all of your photos from various locations and add stories to your events. The cool part of this site is that it lets you create a time capsule for anyone in your family. You can send a virtual letter to your children containing photos and movies to be opened on a particular date (like graduation or wedding day).
- Here’s a gentle reminder to upload your photos from all of your devices to your computer’s hard drive. (If you need help with keeping them organized, read this post about organizing your digital photos.)
- Do you use apps or websites to share your photos? Which do you use? Let us know in the comments below!