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Everybody has a cell phone on them, right? That also means that you’re carrying a camera in your pocket. Which means that you’re probably taking a lot more photos that you realize. But what do you do with all of those pictures once they’re taken?
Back Up Your Pictures
If you have pictures of your friends and loved ones, the first thing you should do is back up those pictures! Use a cloud service like Apple iCloud or Google Photos. If you lose your phone or somehow destroy your device, you’ll be sorry that you didn’t back up those photos.
Sharing Pictures Online
You can share your photos on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or a multitude of other platforms. You can also share your pictures on photo platforms like Flickr or Photobucket. However, we cautious… like any online service, you are bound by the terms of service these companies offer. In addition, they have the right to pull their service at any time without being responsible for the loss of your collection.
Print Your Pictures
You can buy a reliable photo printer for your home use. Don’t buy one of those cheap inkets at a big box store. You’ll regret it in the long run with poorer quality and huge ink bills. Epson makes a line of serious photo printers that are actually really great in quality. If you invest in a good printer, it can last for years. Expect to spend $300 or more.
You can also get your pictures printed by using one of many online services like Shutterfly. Stores like Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS have photo centers where you can walk in and print your photos. These stores also offer online services where you can upload your photos and pick up the prints.
If you really don’t care about your photos, delete them. Again, the average user probably takes hundreds, if not thousands of photos that just sit on their phone. Go ahead and start purging your photos.