Last week my buddy Ian provided some practical tips for using Instagram. To follow up with his theme I thought I’d share an idea of what you can do with a pic once you have it looking the way you want.
My husband recently took this selfie of us, he edited the photo to give us the glasses, and then posted it online. I liked it so much that I wanted to make a card out of it to surprise a dear college friend, so she would know I hadn’t actually forgotten her birthday. Below is my “Here’s celebrating you!” birthday postcard. Truth be told, I’m lousy at taking the time to shop and send cards, but this was so quick, easy and fun that I had to do it.
Postagram allows you to send your photos as real postcards. And let’s face it, in this day and age with technology and social media taking over, every once in a while you want to get some fun snail mail! So, if you’re getting ready for that next vacation or spring break trip, why not use one of your own photos as a postcard?
You can download the app (available on android or iphone) or upload photos to the postagram. Photos need to be .PNG, .JPG or .GIF , should be at least 612 x 612, and can’t exceed 8MB. If you are using the app, simply select your photo or login to Instagram, Facebook, or Dropbox to get your pic. Then, crop and scale your photo and hit continue.
Finally, personalize your postcard message and click continue. Once you do, you’ll be directed to your contacts. You can select a recipient from your address book or enter a new address if needed.
I guarantee you, send one of these and you’ll make someone very happy! By the way, while I’m talking about taking and posting pics, consider sending us your favorite Valentine themed SMU pic @smuoit in our Valentine photo contest. We’d love to see who and what you love at SMU!