What to do with your travel pictures?

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I always take heaps of pictures, when on a holiday, but what to do with them?

In today’s post I give you some tips on what to do with your travel pictures, as there are too many fond memories attached to them, to just save them on a USB which is lying around the house somewhere gathering dust!

1. Save and file

 

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Sunrise on the English Channel between Calais and Dover.

 

  • First things first… save all your pictures on your computer! All of them… that means the ones you took with your smartphone too… and your partner’s phone… and perhaps the kids have taken pictures as well? Or other people you’ve travelled with? Ask them for a copy of their pics as well as they probably have some pictures with you in them as opposed to the pictures you’ve taken yourself!
  • Save your pictures on two places: I always save them on my computer, but also on an external hard disk to make sure not to lose them.
  • Make files and subfiles: I usually make a file per day and if we have done several things that day, I make subfiles (e.g. on the first day of our England trip last year in July, we visited Stonehenge and Salisbury, well I have made 2 subfiles ‘Stonehenge’ and ‘Salisbury’).
  • Save and file straight after coming back from your holiday!!

2. Make a selection

 

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Yip, this made the selection… taken during one of our walks in the English Peak District.

 

If, like me, you end up with hundreds of pictures of your holiday, there are bound to be more bad pictures than good ones I’m afraid…

Immediately make a selection ‘ok’ and ‘not ok’. You could delete the ‘not ok’ I suppose. I must say that I don’t always delete them, but I actually should as they take up too much space on my computer!

3. Edit

 

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I edited this picture taken in Amsterdam to give it a vintage feel.

 

I edit my best pictures. I crop them when needed, I put them straight (as I tend to tilt my camera a bit when taking pictures!), I improve the colours a bit and sometimes I lose a zit here or there.

4. Make an album

 

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Another picture taken in the Peak District, England.

 

I always make an album from my holiday pictures. I love browsing through our albums and it always takes me back to those beautiful places we have visited.

I make the albums online. There are several possibilities. Once you get used to working with the software, things can go really quickly.

I love making an album. It’s like I’m reliving that holiday all over again!!

5. Share on social media

 

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When in Paris… you take a picture of the Eiffel Tower of course!

 

Do you have some stunning pics?! Why not share them on social media and let everyone enjoy them?! It might give them inspiration for their next trips… Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest,… take your pick!

6. Make a personal gift

 

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A birthday calender I made with holiday pictures… a gift to myself 🙂

 

When exchanging gifts during the festive season, I often give presents I made myself with one (or more) of my pictures. I think it makes the present very personal.

And these days there are is such a variety of hings to make: a calendar, a phone case, a mug, a bag, a set of cards, a jigsaw, nametags, a pillow, keychains, a lunchbox,… there really are ideas for all sorts of people!

7. Other things you could do with your pictures

 

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Punting in Cambridge.

 

  • If you want to lengthen that holiday feeling at work, you could make something to liven up your workplace: a mouse pad, a diary, a pen holder,…
  • Use one of your stunning pics as a desktop picture or screensaver.
  • It’s always a fun idea to have an enlargment of a beautiful holiday picture. I’ve got some pictures of olives and garlic hanging in my kitchen. They were taken on a lovely local market somewhere in the Provence.
  • You can use your pictures to liven up a party: balloons with your picture on them, napkins, banners,…
  • etc!!!

What do you do with your travel pictures? Do you make an album or are you just leaving them on your computer? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Kathleen

Here’s a calendar I made with some travel pictures.

 

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Quite spectacular… Hampton Court Palace on a very hot and sunny day!

 

 

 

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16 thoughts on “What to do with your travel pictures?

    You Can Always Start Now said:
    March 25, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    A few friends had those photo books made with their travel pictures. It was lovely to sit and look through – plus you can add comments/saying and embellish the page.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      March 25, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      So true! I now keep the comments quite simple, but I used to write heaps of stuff in my travel albums. It’s so much fun to read that now 😀

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    SimpleSerenity said:
    March 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    When I was a kid my mom would always print photos and make album out of them. Right now we don’t do that, but I like to edit them and I store them on my laptop, share some on social media sites and that’s about it. xx

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      kaybe610 responded:
      March 25, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      Well, if you share them on social media, than you will never ever lose them! I had lost pictures from a holiday to the Provence and I was heartbroken… I was sooooo glad I had put the best pics on Facebook, so I could restore them on my computer 🙂 Thanks for your comment! Have a lovely Sunday. Kathleen x

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    Lise said:
    March 25, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Making them into a calendar sounds like a great idea, then you get to enjoy them all year! Great post. x

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      kaybe610 responded:
      March 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      I often make one to take to work 🙂 like “just like at the calendar and you know what you’re doing here girl!!!”:-) Thanks for your comment x

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    Ann Ages Gracefully said:
    March 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    I do store them savely in two places and nowadays write a blogpost 😉 but that is about it. When I was (a lot) younger I always made albums immediately after my return.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      March 25, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Having a blog is also a way of doing something with your pics!! You can always take a look back on your adventures that way 🙂 Happy Sunday! Love, Kathleen

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    Samaja said:
    March 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I make photo albums, just like you. But I’m a bit behind at the moment 😉

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      kaybe610 responded:
      March 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      It can take a lot of time making an album!! I try to do it immediately when I get home from a vacation, but I wait to order it until there’s a promotion 🙂

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    iamtinu said:
    March 22, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Fabulous pictures😇😇

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      kaybe610 responded:
      March 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you 🙂 All sweet memories of lovely daytrips and holidays!

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    AuroreBlogs said:
    March 22, 2018 at 8:18 am

    These are all such lovely ideas 😄 I have to admit, I never really end up taking pictures when I go away because I feel like I would do anything with them, but this has definitely made me want to change that for my next holiday ☺️ x

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      kaybe610 responded:
      March 22, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      I just love pictures, especially from holidays! They bring back lovely memories… so I really enjoy browsing through one of my albums! Thanks for your comment. Have a lovely evening!

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