We think there’s a big story brewing with the transition to mobile photography…
There has been a *huge* increase in the number of people that had previously very little experience revealing their creative-side publicly, but have now amassed tens-of-thousands of loyal fans and supporters in a very short time. These are not just pros, but also students and homemakers that are suddenly producing art that is interesting and desirable to a worldwide community.
We’re also seeing people catching on that Instagram is much, much bigger than simply “Twitter for Pictures”. The Instagram platform enables a level of communication and community on par with and potentially even greater than Twitter (when you consider that it’s only 9 months old and only available on iPhone).
All of us mobile photographers — we may be at the beginning of a major revolution. For the first time in the history of mankind, almost anyone — with a cell phone & an internet connection — has the possibility of capturing a scene in any place in the world & of sharing it almost instantly with the rest of the (wired) planet. Technology can be a tool to enslave us, as Thoreau might say. But it can also be a tool for the People of the world to acquire more freedom & build more solidarity. We may be in a revolutionary process similar (in scales & effects) to the post Gutenberg revolution, with a multiplication of the possibility to spread books, knowledge, enlightenment, freedom & awareness— Eros Sana, Paris, France
I started using Instagram a while back when Japan was hit with the earthquake in March and everyone was very fearful and uneasy. At that time I took a peek at the Instagram popular feed and saw a photo of the Japanese national flag and the words “Pray for Japan”. Seeing this, I remember feeling deeply moved and at peace. I felt happiness knowing the world was tied together as one. At that time, more than words, I truly felt the magnificence of “Photo Communication”. — Koji Yokoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Ahhhh…. that’s better, isn’t it? Keepsy now supports importing your pics directly from Picasa. Or should we now supposed to call it “Google Photos”? Just start an album and click on the Picasa tab to get started.
Did you know you can mix-and-match photos from different sources? If you’re
disorganized like me, you’ve got your digital library strewn all over the place. Well now you can pull photos from all of the majors to make your album with just a couple of clicks.
Easy. As. Pi(casa).
It’s easy to share photos on Facebook. But what if you wanted to share the actual pages of your photo album? No way. Just think of all the time you’d spend scanning pages. It would take forever, right?
Well, not any more.
Here’s a fun new feature that lets you share the digital pages of your album directly to Facebook with just a couple of clicks. Here’s how:
1) Click this link that sits right above your album:
2) If you like, edit the name of of your album, then click “Create my Facebook Album”:
That’s it. Your entire book — including the cover — will be published as a Facebook album that all of your friends and family can see instantly. Friends can comment and Like your album pages just as they would any other photo. They can even view it as a slideshow. Cool, huh?
Do you have a website or blog? We have a new Partner Program that is super quick and easy to get going.
Visit our Partner page and pick a banner or link style that fits your site design. Then, just let us know you’re ready and we’ll send you a partner code.
We’ll pay you $5.00 (U.S.) each time someone buys a printed album from us. And if they don’t get it on the first visit, it’s no problem — Your referral will get credit for a full six months. Over time that can really add up.
Our partners include:
… and others
So grab a banner and drop us a line when you’re ready.
As always, we’re ready for your questions at: support (at) keepsy (dot) com