With the advent of digital photography and the fact that everyone has a small computer/camera in their purse or pocket it has become increasingly rare for people to print their photos. However, there are still some very good reasons why you should print out your favorite photos at the very least.
- Photographs are inexpensive Art for your walls. That favorite landscape shot of the cliffs of some place wildly cool that you visited last year, it should be on your living room wall!
- Yes you can create a digital albums to share photos with your parents, but you’re also putting the cost and burden on them to print out the photos they like. Instead, it is crazy thoughtful and a great gift from your kids to their grandparents to give them a photo album that has photos of the past year’s adventures. Enlist your kids’ help on selecting which photos to print and make them a photo album while your at it.
- Phones, while becoming even more amazing everyday, still have small screens; they still need to fit in your pocket! It’s really hard to see all the amazing detail of the Market in Marrakesh when it’s on a 6 in x 2.5 in screen.
- You won’t have to constantly risk your phone or tablet being broken because your kids always want to look at photos on your phone.
- Kids are very tactile – they like to hold and touch things. Photo albums and scrapbooks of your adventures will get viewed over and over again.
- When the teacher requests that their students bring in photos of their parents and siblings, you won’t be stressed because you’ll have more than a 5 yr old photo of yourself and the annual school photo of their siblings. Also you won’t be frantically going through all your digital photos looking for 3 photos to print.
- You don’t have to print all the fuzzy photos that you’d print in the days of film, just to see that you don’t like them. So what’s the harm in printing the 10 amazing photos of the weekend out of the 100 you took.
- Think of printing your favorite photos as an insurance policy, just in case your hard drive dies and your phone die in the same day causing you to potentially loose the few years of photos.