In today’s digital age, there is a mass of people clicking away with their cameras and galleries being filled till the memory notifies them that it’s full. This is where the struggle of managing photos comes into the scene. Sure, you can put them in your laptop or external drive, but what if you want to keep them somewhere other than their digital home?
Polaroid photos have been all the rage ever since Instax made its way back to the photography scene and with that came the photo-printing services for the people who don’t have the means of buying a Polaroid camera.
This opportunity was tempting to me and I’ve been dying to print my photos for such a long time, if not only for the fairly pricey consequence.
Storytell Prints is an app that allows me to do this without feeling sorry for my pocket or feeling nervous about the outcome of the product.
The Storytell Prints app is free on both Google Play and the App Store. It allows you to choose from numerous types of Polaroid photos to types of material its printed on.
Every type of product allows you to choose photos ranging from packages of 16/24/32/48/64 pieces. This gave me the giddy freedom to just pick every photo from my Camera Roll.
After you’ve chosen everything you need to print and the method you want to pay through, you will merely have to wait 3-5 days for them to arrive at your doorstep.
Once I had them resting in the palms of my hands, a surge of nostalgia flooded through me. I don’t know if it was the smooth paper or the washed-out yet vivid color each one had, but I flipped through all of them with a smile on my face and with an even larger one when I gave duplicates to my family.
Having this tiny dream of mine fulfilled, I only had the urge to do it again because of a short trip back to photos stored from years and years ago because the combination of old photos on printed paper is where the stories come to life in a heart-tugging, happy-sighing kind of way that sometimes digital photos cannot fulfil.
Photographs have the capability to tell a story and live up to their word of being worth a thousand words.
With Storytell Prints, however, recounting events came with a fleeting emotion that I’d like to get back to over and over again.
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