Sunday, 30 June 2013

When your best photo's drop off the front page....Posterfriend Review

If you're anything like me then whenever you take a photo that you think is great you immediately want to share it and you Instagram or Facebook or G+ it. It sits at the top of your timeline hopefully attracting a few comments and giving everyone a smile or a laugh or a 'wow'. Two days later though, and it's gone, forgotten, disappeared.

I've often intended to save a collection of my photo's and get them printed off, but I've never got around to it.

It's a well-known fact that the best ideas are generally the simplest. The clothes peg is the usual example of something everyone could have invented if we had only thought of it first...I think that Posterfriend really have hit on one of those incredibly simple yet brilliant ideas. They take your chosen Facebook photo's and turn them into a poster. Simple. You can even choose some of your friend's photo's for your poster if you wish.
My full poster
I decided on an A1 poster with 63 photo's that were smaller, although still plenty big enough to see from a distance, as I wanted to show how my children have grown over the last 5 years and needed to include examples for everyone. I also had the perfect clip frame already. There are tons of different sizes and photo options available, as well as different colours for the photo surrounds. I think if I was putting together a poster for a life event like a Christening or Wedding I would choose less photo's in a bigger scale, and if I was doing a photo for a special birthday then I'd want to have as many photo's as possible and a bolder background/frame colour. 

All in all it took about 40 minutes to design my poster, it was incredibly simple and intuitive. You tend to remember which photo's you were most proud of, and because of how Facebook arranges pictures into albums it's really simple to search through. You can't take photo's directly from your 'timeline', they have to be in an album, so I actually specially re-uploaded a couple of mine. There was even one where I don't have the original any more, so I saved it to my laptop from my timeline, then re-uploaded it to a Facebook album.


I had an absolute blast going through my pictures from the last 5 or so years, the memories for me came flooding back and it was great to put them all together on one big poster I've chosen to frame before displaying on my wall. I did pinch a couple of photo's from my partner's Facebook and I resisted the urge to just make a poster from everyone's profile photo's, but I will be back - including to put together a poster for the Grandparents for Christmas. 

 
The only 2 points that aren't perfect are the inability to use timeline photo's directly, and the fact that the photo's are sometimes slightly cropped to fit, so in fact I ended up with one photo that I'm not happy with, but if I'd been a tiny bit more observant then I'd have realised and recropped it so that it fit better.

I have to say I absolutely love my poster. It's full of my own best and favourite photo's. The funniest and happiest moments from the last few years. The quality is lovely and the printing is excellent. It's genuine photo quality and really sharp. What's not to love really?



The children have really enjoyed looking at this, and it's going in the hall where we'll all walk past it every day and hopefully remember something with a smile, or spot a photo we'd forgotten about.


Posterfriend has various options starting from a 16"x16" (42cm x 42cm) poster at only £12 
with 25, 36 or 64 photo's. 




I was sent a poster free of charge for review.

24 comments:

  1. This looks fab - I had one arrive a couple of days ago too and it's great, lovely quality and so easy to do.

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  2. Looks great! I did pretty much the same with mine, mix of pics from the last 5 years and I love it! such a cool idea!

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    1. It is an excellent idea - I'm stunned no-one thought of it before :)

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  3. Love this poster! so many memories!

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    1. It really is. The children had great fun trying to work out where they were all taken, and remembering great days out :)

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  4. What a fantastic idea!! It seems such a shame that most of my images get lost on the computer, I want to show them all off! Well... maybe not ALL of them :P

    Sim @ Sim's Life x

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    1. Hahaha...yes, there are definitely a few photo's best left to history! :D

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  5. I'm really thrilled with our's, I think it's a brilliant idea.

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    1. It really is :)
      Glad you're as pleased with yours as I am with mine!

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  6. That looks great! It really is a great idea isn't it, we love ours too!

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    1. Thank you! It is great, I just saw your post actually, yours looks great too :)

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  7. Lots of lovely photos there. I love looking back on old photos. Brings back all the memories.

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    1. It certainly does. It's nice to see even my kids being nostalgic :)

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  8. I'm a big photo fan and try to print some off at least once a year, this is a great idea. Thanks :-)

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    1. You're welcome. I also started off getting the best ones each year printed off, but it's easy to forget... :/

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  9. What an awesome idea! A great way to display memories

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    1. It is brilliant. So simple but clever :)

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  10. I was so surprised by how easy it was to create the poster when I made mine and it was great being able to access other people's albums too. It's a great idea.

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    1. I liked that you could so easily use other people's photo's - there are a couple there from my partner's Facebook that I really love :)

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  11. What a great idea - and at a reasonable price too!

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    1. It's incredibly reasonable, you wouldn't pay much less for any poster!

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