You may have a loved one, whether it be a friend or family member, who has a cache of old photographs stashed away in a cupboard or the garage. This is a perfect opportunity to surprise them by having their photos scanned and digitised to create a unique and memorable gift. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Photo Montage

A photo montage is simply a set of individual digitised photos arranged together to create a single image. These can be done with a theme, such as weddings, birthdays or anniversaries through the years, or something else equally memorable. This is also a great gift suggestion for a recently retired family member or friend.

Video Montage

This takes the previous idea to the next level. Instead of creating a single image, you can set the photos to music and create a video utilising a series of photos. You could also create a video montage showcasing all travel photos through each decade. Choosing the theme is key, but this time the video can be enhanced with captions, transition effects and even video clips of the events.

Gifts for Special Occasions

Regardless if it’s for Christmas or birthdays, a token customised with a digitised photo can make a great gift. Popular choices include everyday useful items such as coffee mugs, a calendar or fridge magnets.

A Digital Photo Frame

If you have an old iPad or Android device laying around, then these can be repurposed or up-cycled into a digital photo frame! All you need is a device with a screen that can display your photos either from physical media such as a memory card or USB thumbdrive. More feature-filled devices can even download the photos from the cloud. This would make a great addition to the living room.

These are just a few ideas to help you take advantage of the flexibility of your digitised photos. Our team of experts at Photos2Archive can help you digitise the photos and bring them to life.