HEIF or JPG

What the HEIF Happened to JPG?

Apple’s latest bombshell is a whole new image format and you may already be using it. HEIF stands for High Efficiency Image File and it replaces the JPG format in iOS 11. Where did this come from? Apple adopted it as a better way to save ever more complex images from iPhones, beginning with iOS […]

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Love holiday traditions? Here’s a great one!

We all have them – those meaningful family traditions that we replicate each Christmas season. Maybe it’s watching the big game together, baking from family recipes, decorating the tree or driving through the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights. When my children were younger, I used to dress them in matching holiday themed pajamas and […]

PRINT WITH YOUR LOCAL PHOTO EXPERT FOR EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS

PRINT WITH YOUR LOCAL PHOTO EXPERT FOR EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS

PRINT WITH YOUR LOCAL PHOTO EXPERT FOR EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS In this time of distancing, we are looking for ways to stay safe. Many of us are shopping online and using curbside or delivery service, when available. At the same time, most of us have placed a renewed emphasis on shopping local this year, supporting the […]

2020, A YEAR IN REVIEW

2020, A YEAR IN REVIEW We just can’t say it enough – 2020 has been quite a year! It’s likely that this year has brought you a few memories that you wish you could forget, as well as some very special moments that you want to cherish forever. As the holidays approach, and the year […]

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WHY THIS YEAR’S HOLIDAY CARD IS SO SPECIAL

WHY THIS YEAR’S HOLIDAY CARD IS SO SPECIAL 2020 has been quite the year, to say the least! For most of us, the holidays will feel a little different this year. Many of us will not be able to celebrate in-person with our loved ones. In this time of distancing, we are looking for a […]

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS TO PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY MEMORIES.

              STEP 1: SORT Take pictures out of albums, frames and boxes so you are working with only loose prints. Choose the photos you want to keep. Remove duplicates and poor-quality shots. Keep only the most meaningful images and toss the rest if you are working to downsize or […]

ARE YOUR MOBILE PHOTOS SAFE + SECURE?

You probably already know that your computer’s hard drive isn’t the ideal location for your beloved images. For one, hard drives routinely crash, sending the data stored on them into dark oblivion. Furthermore, pictures stored locally often get very little eyeball time, and in today’s easy media-sharing environment, there’s no reason your photos should be […]

What If I Copy This Anyway?

What If I Copy This Anyway?

You get it. Copying professional photos is illegal. So is speeding. But you do it anyway. Fair point. And no one at our photo store will stop you from doing either. No really, we won’t stop you from making a copy of a copyrighted photo if you want to. You just can’t do it here. […]

Can I copy this?

Can I copy this?

Copyright. It’s the reason you pay $1.95 for a 5×7 of your own snapshot but $19.50 for a 5×7 from the school portrait company. It exists because photographers, like artists, are heavily invested in the content they create and they have a right to recoup their investment and earn a living. How long they should, […]

How To Download Your Facebook Photo Archive

How To Download Your Facebook Photo Archive

Even if you’re not ‘quitting Facebook,’ it’s a great idea to periodically download your data and take back ownership of your photos and videos. The process is similar to downloading your Instagram assets but more robust to encompass all the different types of data collected. You can do this on desktop or mobile but the […]

How To Download Your Instagram Photo Archive

How to Download Your Instagram Photo Archive

You may never have expected your Instagram account to be such a valued keeper of memories. Intended or not, it could be home to many of your best shots and thoughts. So, what if you want them back? The method is pretty simple. And periodically archiving your digital activity is a good practice to keep […]

How To Download Your Instagram Photo Archive

How to Download Your Instagram Photo Archive

You may never have expected your Instagram account to be such a valued keeper of memories. Intended or not, it could be home to many of your best shots and thoughts. So, what if you want them back? The method is pretty simple. And periodically archiving your digital activity is a good practice to keep […]