5 Artistic Snapchat Accounts to Follow

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They say that beauty is fleeting – and never more so than on Snapchat, the mobile app that allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and followers… for 10 whole seconds. While this social media newcomer is often home to tween selfies and celebrity makeup routines, it is also a wonderful platform for artists to share their work with the world.


Incorporating humor, drawing, photography, and a huge serving of imagination, these five Snapchat accounts will blow you away with their creativity:


1. Dabttll


Dasha Battelle is a legendary Snapchat artist who creates intricate Snaps using only her phone and finger (never a stylus). Sometimes funny, sometimes breathtaking, Dasha’s Snaps are as thought-provoking as they are visually appealing.


Her advice for burgeoning Snapchat artists? “Layering is really key for shading and for creating finer lines. Additionally, utilizing the go-back function is great so that you can be picky about what you put down.”


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Three Reasons Scrapbookers Should Scan Their Photos

Scrabookers love being able to touch physical photos, but more and more are having them scanned and digitized. Could it be the right move for you?



ScrapbookingScrapbooking is one of the oldest hobbies, and it’s also an evolving one. Many people keep scrapbooks to collect mementos, photos and letters and combine them with artistic touches. It’s a powerful way to enshrine favorite memories and when given to someone as keepsake it can be a very moving gift. But while the allure of a scrapbook is its physicality, more and more scrapbookers are using digital tools in their art – such as turning photos over to a photo scanning service. So what are the advantages of digitizing your photos?


1. Backup. This is perhaps the single biggest reason why so many scrapbookers are turning to scanners. Scrapbooks are meant to be treasured and kept for generations – but if something happens to one, you’ll be glad your photos are safely backed up. Of course, scrapbookers are used to saving negatives or copies of photos “just in case,” but in the event of a house fire or flood they can all be lost along with the scrapbook. A photo scanning service can digitize and backup your photos by the box full, so that all those memories are safe if something happens to the paper version.

2. Photoshopping. Part of making a good scrapbook is knowing how to arrange things artistically – it’s not just a matter of gluing things onto pages. That same skill can extend to touching up the photos themselves. There are many reasons you might want to doctor a photo: to eliminate red eyes, to clear up a glare or to crop out an ex boyfriend. Scrapbookers who use a photo scanning service can easily digitally edit their photos before reprinting on photo paper and using in a scrapbook.


3. More creative options. Some scrapbookers are going even further with digital tools, creating whole pages digitally and then printing them out as individual works of art. This doesn’t exclude the addition of physical elements on the page after printing, it just means that custom borders, fonts and visual elements are easier. When you use a photo scanning service to digitize your photos, a whole new generation of options open up to to you.

These are just a few of the reasons that more scrapbook lovers are scanning. What do you think? Is a photo scanning service right for you?



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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 1: The Simple Mistake And The Long Lost Letter

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Welcome to the debut episode of our new podcast: Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 


We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.


And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.


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6 Father’s Day Tech Gifts Under $60 Your Dad Will Love

father's day tech giftsDo the fathers and father figures in your life love all things technology or gadget related? If so, there are plenty of affordable tech gifts to give this year for Father’s Day—many of which don’t need to break the bank, either.


Here are a few of our favorite Father’s Day tech gifts under $60 that we think the dads in your life will love:


A virtual reality headset


With this $25 Andoer Head-mounted Google Cardboard Version 3D VR Box your dad’s smartphone can transform into a virtual reality experience. Simply download a few virtual reality apps, slide the phone into the headset, and watch dad get transported to a whole new world.


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