Photo developing used to be a highly specialised skill requiring training, experience, specialised equipment and access to a wide range of potentially dangerous chemicals, as well as other specialised material such as photographic paper. This is why it was something which had to be placed in the hands of experts, meaning that, once you’d taken the photograph, your part in the process was over, and you had to trust a specialised lab to develop and print the photographs exactly how you wanted them. Digital photo prints, however, are entirely different. Having spent a holiday or an event such as a wedding snapping every significant moment that you noticed, you can then go through the huge number of images captured on your camera and select the ones that really hit the mark. Having done this, the act of turning the digital images into actual tangible photographs is as simple as pointing and clicking your computer mouse a couple of times and then waiting for your printer to whirr into action. As well as making it incredibly quick and easy to turn your images into photographs, digital technology opens up a whole new vista of possibilities, by making it possible to turn any and every image you desire into any one of a huge range of photo gift ideas.
The concept of making your own gifts to give to the people close to you has always been a popular one, due to the extra emotional impact that can be drawn from an item when the recipient knows for a fact that you’ve taken the time and trouble to design and craft it yourself. That’s the concept, however, but unless you’re a talented artist of craftsman, the actual object you produce may well end up leaving quite a lot to be desired in terms of quality. Using your images to create photo gifts, however, is different, because the technology is used to manufacture goods which are of the highest possible quality, meaning that they are both intensely personal whilst at the same time being genuinely excellent. At one end of the spectrum there are greeting cards which, instead of being generic and mass produced, boast images of a deeply personal and touching nature, such as a shot of smiling children on a Father’s day card, or a beautiful, candid wedding shot on the front of an anniversary card. Photo cards such as this are produced to as high a standard as any sold on the high street, and can even feature a text or greeting of your choice.
If you want to really make a splash with a multiple selection of images you can use as many as you like and have them printed onto the pages of bespoke, luxury photo books. In both cases, the software has been made as simple as possible, meaning that absolutely anyone who wishes to do so can use their own memories to create bespoke and utterly unique one off items.