Summer is just around the corner and that means lots of trips to the beach, family reunions, vacations, picnics, concerts and more. With all of these calendar items comes hundreds of photos. What are you going to do with all of those photos?


Your first step is to get them off of your camera. Some people put their pictures right onto their computer as soon as they get home from a trip or family event, while others end the summer with all of their photos still saved on their camera and smartphone.

Edit Your Photos

If you want to edit your photos you definitely need to get them transferred to your computer. You can do that easily with a memory card reader, if your computer doesn’t have an internal one. Then use Photoshop to edit lighting and red eye and other issues.

If you don’t have Photoshop, have no fear. According to Bigstock, a blog about photos, you can simply use Windows Photo Gallery to edit your pictures and make them look amazing. That’s the perfect answers for anyone with a Windows operating system.

What To Do With Your Edited Photos

Now that your pictures are all look fabulous, what are you going to do with them? Sure, you can share them on social media, but you may have some great shots that deserve more than just an online blast.

If you want to save money and don’t want to print copies of your photos out, you can still do something more creative than sharing them. You can create a slideshow with them that you can share. There are numerous apps that do that, or you can use your YouTube account which allows you to share with friends or the world. You can even add music to it.

If You Want Something In Print

It used to be that in order to print photos you simply had to send them in and have them printed on stock photo paper. Now you can do it right in your own home if you have a printer and some photo paper. There are better things to get your photos printed on though.

You can have puzzles made, get your photos printed on t-shirts or tote bags, you can get a deck of cards with your photo on them, or a coffee mug even. The ideas and items are endless. These types of things make great gifts for holidays, or as just a token of family love on any given day.

Now that you have some fun and some practical ideas of things to do with your summer photos it’s time to get out there and take some! The summer won’t last forever, but your memories of it will with all of your pictures, and all of the fun things you create with them.

Don’t hesitate to try something different. There are plenty of alternative ideas on Pinterest for photo usage. You can use DIY tips for putting photos on rocks and more, you just need a few things from the instructions you find online.