5 Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea to Print Your Photos

It is highly likely that you shoot dozens of photos every day and share many of them on your social media accounts. This practice has become the usual norm for most people. There may be thousands of pictures on your smartphone, memory card, computer, or on the cloud. Have you ever wondered about printing your photos? Even when it is an old custom, it can make a new experience for you.

Here are five not so obvious reasons why it’s a good idea to print your photos.

The first thought that comes to your mind when thinking of seeing your photos in print is the opportunity to cherish their beauty. However, there is more to printing your digital images than the elegance that emanates from them in the tangible form.

1. Longevity

You may have an archive of thousands of digital photos. How many of the images from the past do you see once in a while? Chances are you have already forgotten about the pictures you captured even a few months ago. That is not the case with your physical photo album. You cherish them from time to time, especially when friends and family get together. There is a certain charm to printed photos that soft copies lack.


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Your printed photos will be accessible to your children, and probably your grandchildren howsoever you desire to preserve them. Your children may never be able to know where you saved your collection of digital photos. Will they be able to access your cloud account? JPG and other current image formats may become obsolete in a few years.

2. Sense of Satisfaction

There is a deep sense of satisfaction that comes from seeing and holding an image on a beautiful print. A print is a physical manifestation of your effort. It speaks volumes about your creativity. Once you hold it in your hands, you will realise there is a world of difference between the pixels on the screen and a tangible piece of print.

3. Become a Better Photographer

Taking photo prints can make you a better photographer. People can spend their entire life capturing photos on their smartphones and digital cameras without ever printing them. Consider the following points:

  • The print version of your photo will amplify any technical issues
  • Digital screens don’t allow you to view the image in detail
  • A photo’s beauty and problems will be visible far better in print

Therefore, you will be able to learn about your mistakes and improve on them the next time you shoot with your camera. You will no longer have to learn how to fix issues later in Photoshop. Photoshop is a great tool, and you can use it to create stunning masterpieces. However, if you desire to become a better photographer, you will have to see your work in the print.

4. Bring Old Photos to Life


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Printing allows you to bring your old collection of photos to life.

Everyone has pictures of special events, children, and family. Printing them can bring back some great memories.

You can also use them to teach your children how to create stories by printing photographs.

5. Decorations

Printed photographs can make creative decorations in your home. These can be photos of nature or personal memories. You can choose frames of different sizes and styles and select images that may inspire you or bring back great memories.


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Ideas of What You Can Do with Your Printed Photos

There is so much more you can do with your printed photos. Here are some creative ideas you can try:

  • Print portraits of your kids and other loved ones and stack them just like photo booth photos.
  • Print your photos in black and white and one size and fill a wall with them. You may also use some other colour theme.
  • You can also print pictures to use them on glass candle holders.
  • You may also print the pictures of your child growing up and display them on the walls of their room. You can print family photos to create a family tree on a large wall. There are no limitations on how creative you can be with your printed photos.
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