You’ve taken hundreds or even thousands of photos with your smartphone.
The problem is that those images are trapped on that digital device. Sound familiar?
Oh, sure, you’ve uploaded a couple of photos to Facebook. Or you’ve turned a great shot of the grandkids into wallpaper for your laptop, phone or tablet. Or maybe you’ve even printed the odd one for a photo frame on a counter, desk or table.
But for the most part, your smartphone has become a digital shoebox.
Instead, why not free all of these memories and have a little fun with them in the process? Along with scrapbooking, here are five ideas you can use to appreciate your photos in exciting and creative ways.
1. Jigsaw puzzles
Pick your favorite photo and create a jigsaw puzzle to play on your computer, tablet or smartphone. This is a breeze with free apps like Jigsaw Puzzle Collection HD for iPhone, iPad and other tablets; Jigsaw Puzzles Epic for Android, iOS, Mac and PC; or Jigsaw Planet for Mac and PC.
All three allow you to import the photos you’ve stored on your device. Choose the number of pieces, whether the pieces should rotate (which makes the puzzle more difficult) and other options.
2. Photo fridge magnets
Proudly display your memories in a place you visit several times a day: your fridge.
Do this by purchasing magnetic sheets of paper at an office-supply store or website, usually found for less than $15 for a pack of five. The sheets then can then be fed through any regular inkjet printer.
Cut them to the appropriate size and shape and have fun dressing up your fridge door with photos of those who matter to you.