This week's series is coming to a close. I hope you have found this post useful to capture your daily life. Today's topic is actually printing instagram photos along with how to use them in your life & scrapbook journals. If you haven't been saving your photos to your camera roll there is a program called instaport.me that helps you export your instagram photos to your hard drive. I have not tried it so i cannot tell you how it works or if it works well. It's just a resource for you to check out.
I usually import my photos to my PC by plugging my phone into the computer via usb cable. I copy & paste my photos from the iPhone into a folder named instagram. it's quick & easy to do for me. Another quick way to grab just one photo is to just email it to yourself. I print at home so it's easy for me to decide what size i want my photos.
If you don't print at home, don't worry there are lots of places out there to print your photos. You can also use a photo editing program (i use photoshop) and make your own 4 x 6 prints using the instagram photos. You can do many variations like 2x2 photos, 3 in a row, 2 columns; two 3x3 photos with an inch border; a 4x4 and two 2 x 2 photos. Upload these to your favorite printing places as a 4 x 6 (snapfish, shutterfly, etc). it's cheaper than printing them as individuals.
I use my instagram prints in my scrapbook pages. (Click on any of the above layouts to make them larger) I love that little square. I will print them 5x5, 4x4, 3x3, 2x2, and even 1x1 (think a month of documentation on one layout).
I use them in my mini albums & art journal pages.
I use them in project life pages. All these photos are from my camera/instagram. Because i save both sizes, i have the option on how i want to print them. I love that 6x6 photo of Andrew & I on the page (Design e).
My sweet & gorgeous friend Jude made this awesome family canvas using her instagram prints. You can check out her tutorial here! Make sure you leave her some love from me as she generously let me use her photo & link to her post. I really want to do something like this. Maybe for Andrew for a Christmas present!
Like i said, there are a great many places to print instagram prints. Here is a list of a few of the ones i have looked into. We have used Printstagram for stickers.
- Printstagram: 2x2 squares, stickers, mini prints, posters, calendars
- Canvas Pop: Canvases (i so want a grouping of these!)
- Persnickety Prints: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 Silk Cover, Matte, Pearl or Linen
- Stickygram: Magnets think about a fridge covered with those photos
- Casetagram: Custom Phone Cases & iPad cases
- PostalPix: Pics from your phone delivered to you
- InstaThis: Prints on Wood & Acrylic in a variety of sizes
I hope you have enjoyed this week of instagram and learned some tips & tricks along the way. If you'd like to follow me on instagram, simply click on the camera icon to bookmark my instagram feed on your computer or find me on instagram: rondapalazzari