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Have fun with photos and create keepsakes with these apps

Organizing your photo collection can be just as fun as making the memories immortalized in them. There are tons of different things you can do with those prints of you and your friends and family’s smiling faces, too.

Thanks to the wide selection of apps out there, you can even transform your photos into awesome creations that transcend mere pieces of paper, such as gifts you can actually use instead of paper photos littered around your living space.

These apps will let you actually do something with the pictures you take rather than letting them sit around in your Camera Roll or Photos app on your phone. Let them live on with these awesome apps that help you make amazing setpieces and keepsakes out of your pictures. You can thank us later.


Need a simple way to take your favorite photos off of your phone and do something cool with them? Shutterfly is a great option that can help you do just that. Not only can its app help you organize your images in one place, it can use them to create a wide variety of personalized gifts such as photo books, cards, blankets, coffee mugs and a whole lot more.

If you’ve got a photo, there’s an inspiration on Shutterfly for you. You can opt to put your photos on an interactive timeline, tag them in special albums, or make a nearly limitless variety of gifts out of the memories you shot straight from your phone. Prices will vary, but for the most part it’s all affordable and quality items. You don’t even have to leave the app to do it.

Shutterfly for iOS and Android.


TouchNote doesn’t include all the same niceties of Shutterfly, but it’s extremely simple to use. All you need to do is download the app, choose a photo, add a message and address, and the company will print and mail it for you right away.

There’s a simple designer that has you dragging and dropping your photos from your browser or your phone, which makes the entire process simpler than printing out your photos via photo printer on your own.

TouchNote for iOS and Android.


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Walgreens is more than just a pharmacy. It features an easy-to-use photo app that lets you create memorable items out of your favorite photos. Straight from your phone, you can order photo prints, photo albums, cards and stationery, posters, and a wide variety of other snapshot-centric gifts ready for you to send to friends and family.

Whether you need picture-perfect wedding invitations or baby shower announcements, Walgreens has an option for you in their app.

Walgreens for iOS and Android.


Like Walgreens, you probably know CVS primarily as a place to pick up medicine and other essentials. But CVS also has a functional photo department and app that lets you put together a selection of different gifts that you can create straight from your phone. You can also order online via the browser and pick up the product in-store the same day you place your order. Canvas prints, insulated water bottles, desk cubes, and journals are just some of the items you can expect to see there, with a different item for just about any situation you may run into.

CVS for iOS and Android.

Take your favorite photos and make something of them with these easy-to-use apps. You’re welcome!

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