As the designated family photographer or the keeper of a multi-generational photo archive, you want to enjoy and share your images rather than keep them in the digital equivalent of a drawer. Trapped on your camera memory card, mobile or desktop computer, your photos remain your private viewing material. To display your family's milestones, memories and cast of characters, look to your digital devices for assistance.
Whether you use a smartphone, digital tablet, notebook or desktop computer, each of these digital devices includes one or more places in which you can display family photos. The Home and Lock screens on phones and tablets accept images from the gallery of stills you capture with its digital camera. You can select different photos for each of the two screens and change them frequently to feature new shots. Your computer desktop provides another place to display individual photos or a slide show that shows different parts of your family, an age progression from birth to toddlerhood or any sequence that does you proud.
Digital Picture Frame
Copy favorite images to an electronic picture frame which you can set up on a living room table, mantel or wall to display a long sequence of prized family scenes, whether you capture them with a digital camera or scan them on your computer. Take one of these lightweight gadgets to your next family reunion to show relatives or to display the images you take while you enjoy a day together. If you load one of these frames with a set of pictures that includes captions in large type, you can create a memory-stimulating gift for an older relative or a therapeutic aid for a child with autism.
Choose from wide-ranging options among social media platforms with built-in or linked image galleries. You can share your photos privately with other family members or more widely with some of your Web connections. Give careful thought to the privacy preferences you set when you upload images of babies, toddlers and other members of the youngest generation to protect vulnerable children from misuse of their likenesses. Before you upload images of tweens and teens, remember that the same pictures you find endearing may cause their subjects deep, dramatic embarrassment.
In Printed Form
Printed snapshots and portraits don't just come from the photo lab. You can upload your pictures to a photo-book site and receive a bound volume of family memories suitable for the coffee table. Put your desktop printer to work and adorn the obligatory Christmas letter with an image montage on a separate sheet. Take a photo to a pastry shop and have it printed in edible icing on a birthday or reunion cake. Before anyone cuts the cake, make sure you take a picture of it.
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