Everyone seems to have a collection of digital photos these days. But what do you do with those photos? Are they just taking up space on your hard drive somewhere?
If you’re ready to get your photos out for you and your family to enjoy, here are four different ways to display your digital photos.
1. Create a Wall Collage
Upload the photos you’d like to display to a photo printing service, and order a basic 4X6 print of each. You can occasionally find sales to get these for just a penny each, so it won’t cost very much.
As you’re selecting pictures, it helps if you think through your collages. Do you want to make a collage dedicated to a family vacation? Will your collage show random pictures from the last year?
Here’s what you’ll need for each collage:
- 1 piece of foam board from the Dollar Store cut to 30 inches by 15 inches
- A paper cutter (or a ruler and scissors)
- Modge Podge
- A foam brush
- 60 pictures
- Adhesive backed hangers
Once your prints arrive, you’ll need to cut them down to size. Using your paper cutter, or a ruler and scissors, cut a 3-inch by 3-inch square from each picture. This square is the part of the picture that’ll be displayed on your board.
When you’ve cut all of your pictures, it’s time to arrange them on your cut foam board.
If you’re happy with the way your collage looks, it’s time to apply a thin layer of Modge Podge. Use your foam brush, and apply the coating in the same direction for the best look.
After your first coat of Modge Podge dries, add one more and let it dry. Then your collage is ready for hanging on the wall with the adhesive backed hangers.
2. Digital Scrapbooking
If you enjoy the look of scrapbooks but don’t enjoy the mess that comes with creating one, digital scrapbooking might be for you. There are plenty of sites online that allow you to upload your pictures, add digital embellishments and text, and then order a book when you’re finished.
You’ll enjoy a beautiful scrapbook that you can keep on the coffee table for everyone to check out. You might even decide to make one every year.
3. Digital Photo Frame
There are digital photo frames that you can insert an SD card into. Most have settings so you can activate a slideshow based on your pictures.
It’s a fun way to show off all your pictures without worrying about having to print anything out.
4. Computer Screen Saver
If money is tight and you’re looking for a way to display your digital photos without spending any extra money, this one is for you.
Most computers have the option of setting up a screen saver from a file on your computer that you select. Just put the pictures you’d like to display together and point your screen saver settings to that folder. You can adjust the other settings to change how often your pictures change, and how they appear on your screen.
Need Some Extra Money for a Photo Project?
If you need some extra cash, be sure to download the SideMoney app. You can earn points for watching videos, taking surveys, and more. Then you can trade your points for gift cards to popular retailers like Amazon and Target, and get to work displaying all of your digital pictures.