10 Tips for Making Your #ThrowbackThursday A Viral Hit

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My mom with me, when I was about the same age as my son, is now.

 

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Mitch Goldstone as a boy in 1967 at Disneyland with his father, who died two years later. “Imagine if someone had tossed this?” he asks. Instead, a photo restoration made the old photo look new again. (Courtesy of www.scanmyphotos.com)

Recently, here at ScanMyPhotos.com, we polled a population of our customers to find out what their key motivators were for digitizing their analog snapshots. We expected to hear that people were looking to preserve family history, or salvage crumbling photo albums from Father Time.

We figured social media would play into their plans, but boy was we surprised when we found out that 45 percent of our new customers traced their motivation back to the viral hit #ThrowbackThursday!

 

If you are a social media fan, especially if you love Instagram where the #ThrowbackThursday (#tbt) phenomenon started back in 2011, then you are already familiar with the raucous laughter that this trend brings to the end of a work week.

After spending way too much office time surfing #tbt pictures, we realized that folks might like a little creative suggestion to help them make the most of their Thursday photo fun. So, here we have our top 10 considerations for getting the most out of your #ThrowbackThursday.

 

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Top 4 Ways to Share Your Pictures After Scanning

Top 4 Ways to Share Your Pictures


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If you stack up every photograph ever taken, how many times would it circle the earth if all lined up side-by-side

If you stack up every photograph ever printed it would wrap around the earth too many times to calculate, yet we know there are 3 1/2 trillion still-analog pictures. So the number is far-reaching and nearly limitless. But, what about your scanned pictures? That number is a much more manageable at 5,500–based on the average number of pictures scanned per household by ScanMyPhotos.


The more practical question is what next? Once your pictures are digitally preserved, how can you share those memories? This list of top ways to share your scanned pictures is based on our reviews and feedback shared by our customers across the nation.



  • Mimeo Photos is a powerful extension that allows you to create stunning photobooks, calendars, and cards all within your photos app for your MacOS. As an extension to the Photos App on the Mac, you can start creating your photobook right from your existing photo library. Twitter Address – MimeoPhotos

  • Aura Frames.  Imagine if you could share that moment with someone halfway across the world? Now you can with Live Photos on Aura, created to bring families closer by making it easy to share photos with the people you care about. Twitter Address – Aura_Frames 

  • Instagram photo-sharing app is the popular way to upload photos and videos and edit with filters, organized with tags and location information. You can share those nostalgic pictures once digitized publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other users’ content by tags and locations, and view trending content. Users can “like” photos, and follow other users. Twitter Address – Instagram

  • PrintMates creates modern print products quickly and easily using your smartphone and social media photos. After your pictures are digitized, this is the next step to memorialize those memories and turn photographs into works of art you will cherish. Order high-quality reproductions of your photos in a wide array of mediums, including prints in all shapes and size on quality photo paper, metal, wood, and canvas. Hang them in your home or give as meaningful gifts to your family and friends. Twitter Address – PrintMates


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5 Photo Challenges You’ll Want to Participate in on Social Media

photo challengesSocial media has changed the way in which we share and take pictures. Facebook personally ushered in the rise of the selfie while Instagram made food photography an everyday occurrence. These days, we’re so used to seeing our friends and loved ones share pictures and posts that it’s fun to step outside our comfort zones and participate in some photo challenges.

 

The following list includes five fun photo challenges you’ll want to try out. Some have been around forever and a few are currently trending. Check it out.



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3 Reasons You Need to Start Using Instagram Stories

instagram storiesInstagram lovers, listen up!

 

Whether you’re on the quest to become an Instagram star, or simply want to take your profile up a notch, the best strategy on how to stand out on this popular social media platform is shifting. 

 

While posting to your feed regularly, using hashtags, and responding to comments used to be a great strategy to build a solid following, the current trend is all about using Instagram Stories. 

 

Since launching their Stories feature in August 2016, Instagram has incrementally added more and more updates. You can now include boomerang videos in your Stories, add mentions, hashtag stickers, link to outside URLs, and–most recently–add selfie filters that mirror the floral crowns and bunny ears that made Snapchat such a sensation.  

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