Trips ‘n Travels: What to do with your travel pictures?


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


the beginning of a long hot day
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


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


Amsterdam - cinemascope
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


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


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


A birthday calender I made with holiday pictures… a gift to myself ๐Ÿ™‚


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


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.


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




16 thoughts on “Trips ‘n Travels: What to do with your travel pictures?

  1. 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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    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your comment! Have a lovely Sunday. Kathleen x

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    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Sunday! Love, Kathleen


    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. These are all such lovely ideas ๐Ÿ˜„ 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 โ˜บ๏ธ x

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    1. 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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