The Practicing Parent: Photo Resolutions
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 23:50:24 GMT —
You know you have them -- but what do you do with them? In the age of smartphones and digital cameras, many of us record every moment of our lives, but the pictures rarely find their way to a printer. If you'd like to make a change in your photo habits in 2014, here are some tips to help you with your photo resolutions.
A classic example of this trend is the disappearance of baby books. Our parents used to print out photos and put them in albums -- not so much with the new generation of babies.
It is so easy to take a picture these days, but so difficult to make yourself get it printed. Money Magazine offers some ways to get that hard copy of your great moments.
Many retailers offer apps that allow you to send your pics from your smartphone or tablet, directly to the store for printing. For example, Walgreens' app charges users 29 cents for a 6X4 inch print.
If you want to make that baby book before your kid heads to college, there are plenty of scrapbooking sites that create professional looking books and holiday cards, but watch out for steep shipping charges.
money Magazine likes Snapfish, which only charges $8 for delivery.
And, if you want to print them yourself at home, there are plenty of good quality printers that don't cost a fortune. Money Magazine recommends the Epson Expression Premium XP-610. It costs about $150.