Tag: photo books

9 cool Instagram photo gifts for the Instagram-loving mom. Isn’t that all of us?

As a new mom, I’d adore a Mother’s Day gift that takes my favorite Instagram shots and transforms them into an awesome keepsake so that I don’t have to. After all, I can hardly find time to back up the several billion pictures I’ve taken of my 2-month-old, much less arrange them into a baby book. Which is why I’ve rounded up the some of the coolest Mother’s Day photo gifts that’ll preserve Instagram shots long after a mom or grandma has forgotten whether she prefers Juno or Slumber. Just be sure to double check shipping dates — or package that IOU in a beautifully handwritten card. CMP...

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Preserve old photographs (yes, real ones) with Google’s new PhotoScan app

As much as I love my iPhone camera roll and the thousands of photos it houses, I do have a very soft spot for old photographs. The ones where the color is a little faded, the edges are a little worn and the memories come flooding back. Thanks to a new Google app called PhotoScan, there’s a super easy way to combine old with the new to get the best of both worlds, just in time for holiday gift giving. Related: The quickest and easiest way to share iPhone photos and videos Related: 21 tasteful ideas for showcasing your favorite...

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15 custom photo gifts to make your friends and family swoon | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

We love finding cool custom photo gift, because hello, we’re moms! We’re sentimental like that. But also, they make great gifts because they demonstrate that some real thought and love went into creating it, even if it doesn’t cost a fortune. Next up in our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve got 17 really creative, cool ideas for personalized photo gifts. Just order soon! Personalized gifts do take a little longer than others. And hey, as great as it is to put your kids all over everything, open your mind beyond family photos. Think about a great photo of your home or neighborhood, favorite travel...

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Joy gets your photos and video off your phone and onto an interactive digital album

If you’re a photo hoarder like me, but never actually get your photos off your phone or tablet for anyone to see, I bet you’ll be as intrigued as I was by this new interactive photo album called Joy. The Joy Album is a gorgeous digital gadget that allows you to share, view, and preserve your memories without having to print them out or pop them into a physical photo album. Created by former Apple and Sonos designers, the 13″ touchscreen showcases individual photos, and also features montages and customizable layouts that incorporate photos and videos into one screen. It’s basically an ongoing...

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Turn your summer memories into a cool keepsake

Take the Chatbooks photo books and add in The Novogratz Family design sense and you get a very cool way to turn your favorite summer photos into a keepsake. Simply download the Chatbooks app, then enter the code SUMMER16, where the cool illustrations and artful prompts from The Novogratz Family will populate your photo book. Then, just add your favorite photos, rearrange them how you like, and order your book. It’s just that simple! Related: Need Instagram photo gift ideas? The Novogratz can help. Such a fun summer tradition, or hey, holiday, vacation, or any occasion where you’ve got tons of photos on...

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An easy new photo book service for those of us who just want something fast and beautiful

Now that so many of us have a zillion photos stored on our laptops or phones, I love creating any gift that takes the best of those photos and puts them onto something we can hold onto So, for some of my favorite people, I’ve turned recently to Snapbox to make beautiful and affordable photo gifts. In the past I’ve ordered their custom canvases and Peel & Stick Fabric Posters, and now they have one more option worth checking out: Their new Layflat Photo Books which are so so easy I think a ton of us busy parents will appreciate them. And just in time for Father’s...

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14 cool custom photo gifts for everyone on your holiday list: 2015 Holiday Tech Guide

Next up in our 2015 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve put together 14 really cool custom photo gifts for anyone on your list We’re talking sleek photo books, unique prints, amazing keepsakes, even a tasty photo treat or two — basically, more reasons to finally do something with those favorite digital pics still taking up space on your phone! We’re super pleased to share this guide on behalf of our sponsor, the Tile Bluetooth tracker. If you’ve ever lost your keys, misplaced your camera bag, or been asked “Where’s the charger?” for your kid’s favorite tech toy well, you need to meet Tile. You won’t regret it. And of course,...

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It’s a selfie world, and we’re just living in it

Okay all ye mothers who felt guilty about not getting those baby books filled with photos representing every little milestone: You are no longer alone! Because now, you don’t even have to have kids to feel the pressure of owning a photo album completed with requisite captured moments of your life’s highlights, thanks to My #Selfie Journal: A #Nofilter Look at Your Life.  (Also, that #NoFilter thing? Yeah, don’t worry about that. We wouldn’t want you preserving your least flattering photos or anything.) Related: An amazing photo book service for all your Instagram photos This  paperback gift book by professional SF based photographer Brock Sanders is definitely the 21st...

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Recently Magazine App turns your photos into a magazine…of your own life

Getting excited at a recent dentist visit to sit and read an actual magazine made me realize how little time I have to myself. (And perhaps that I need to find a hobby). People aside, turns out I found a magazine of sorts that I’ll most definitely make time for every month, thanks to a new app called the Recently Magazine app . Even if my own kids are the star of it, and not Jennifer Lawrence or Channing Tatum. Related:2 super easy new photo book apps for iPhone CanDo Baby, the makers of one of our former favorite Baby Book apps (now sadly defunct),...

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2 super easy new photo book apps for iPhone that will have the dad or grad in your life smiling

We’re very pro-photo book around here. Actually, we support any service or app that helps us get all the digital pics we snap off of our devices and on display for all to enjoy. And with Father’s Day and graduation season officially underway, here are two, new photo book apps for iPhone to consider if you want to give a special dad or grad something lovely, personal, special, and definitely worth a thousand words. Related: Tips and apps to help you finally clean up your photo library Cleen photo app This app’s primary focus is helping you de-clutter your iPhone Photos — a function the Cool Mom Tech...

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