Introducing the Memo Magnet

Order a Large MagnetConsider the lowly refrigerator magnet. Only $2.99, but occupier of the most visited wall in the house. While we wait for our refrigerators to become sentient – to order groceries automatically and to display pictures on our command – the humble refrigerator magnet carries on. You can wipe jelly off it, and, as new magnets join, reposition your pictures. The refrigerator magnet is one of the most reliable home devices.

Visiting Mom last week, I noticed that she often searches for certain phone numbers, so we created the dotphoto Memo Magnet– a 3.5” x 5” vertical frig magnet that has room for a photo at the top and a lot of text below. A second version has a header like the one pictured here. By the way, this quote is often attributed to Emerson, but was written by Bessie Anderson Stanley in 1904.

I sent Mom a list of her favorite phone numbers, but you can make Memo Magnets for birthday lists, favorite poems, inspirational sayings, procedures, save-the-date reminders, or any info that you might use or enjoy every day.

To make a Memo Magnet, choose Shop, Lg  Refrigerator Magnet, DesignsAll Occasions, and then add a photo and your text.

Citizen Journalism

Tap for slideshowAs we enter the age of constant cameras (and microphones), individuals have become broadcasters. Almost unseen in the recent news cycle were the riots in Haiti. The government raised gas prices to $20 a gallon to balance the budget. Riots ensued, buildings burned, three people died, and the government suspended the price hike.

A friend returning from a humanitarian mission shared these photos, and said she was relieved to have escaped. Beside the raw authenticity of these cell phone images, they are interesting because The Washington Post reported that “At one point they attempted to set a gas station on fire but were held off by police.” However, one of these photos shows a gas pump burning at a Haitian gas station.

How to print giant posters and framed prints in any ratio or size up to 42″

AGiantPosters friend asked how to cover a gash in his wall. He said he wanted a nice poster to place in a 33″ wide alcove, which is an unusual size. The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop can print posters AND customized frames up to 42 inches wide and tall, so the max size is 42″ x 42″. That’s a big image.

We added a border to the famous painting “Young Man at His Window,” set the ratio to 33/42, and used the dotphoto Custom Frame Shop to print. You can make laminated posters, canvases or framed prints in any ratio.

Most online print sites require you to print only fixed sizes like 20x 24 or 30×40. With the dotphoto Custom Frame Shop, you cut to any size or ratio.

Need help sizing your image?
We’ll set it up for you. Send your request to giantprints@dotphoto.com

The Best Time to Be Alive – Happy July 4th! – Free Facebook Cover Photos

Tap for slideshowThis may be the best time ever to be alive.

As we prepare to celebrate July 4th, it’s worth remembering that no nation has ever progressed so far in 200 years. We have more freedom, longer lives, and more opportunity than ever in history. Despite the drumbeat of frightening news, we are safer and better off than any generation before us.

Want proof? Bill Gates recently gave away a book called Factfulness to every 2018 college graduate. Examining the facts about harvests, cancer, plane crashes, child labor, hunger, technology and other concerns, Factfulness presents a powerful case for dramatic improvements in our lifetimes. This dotphoto slideshow displays 32 positive trends.

At dotphoto, we are fortunate to save billions of mostly happy photos from happy events like July 4th. Every week, we work to improve the service, fix something, or provide something you might enjoy. Here is the update for this week…

Tap for free Facebook coversFree July Fourth Facebook Cover Photos
These photos are cropped to 851 b6 315, which is the perfect size for a Facebook cover photo. You can copy and paste these images into your Facebook account, and then select them as your cover photo. You can also use the dotphoto editor to crop your own cover photo for Facebook.

How to make a dotphoto album completely private

Pepper Mill SlideshowLet’s say you want to share a single album or slideshow with someone, and you don’t want them to see any of your other albums.  Set up a guest password on your whole account, and then create a unique album password for the album you want to share. (The album password must be different from the guest password on the account.)

Note that a guest password will make your account private, so the MyWebSite feature will not be visible to the public.

12 Insanely Great Things about Dotphoto

Last week, a friend invited me to dinner. He had just returned from a trip and he wanted me to help design a photo book. My friend had used dotphoto years ago, and was so enthusiastic about the new dotphoto that I thought, “Wow! I should tell our customers how dotphoto has morphed into a really useful photo service.” So here it is!

12 Insanely Great Things about Dotphoto

  1. Dotphoto is a straightforward photo service: share, archive, print and even make money selling prints or downloads. We don’t surround your photos with advertising, sell your personal data, or push you to buy products.
  2. Dotphoto stores your whole image up to 20MB or 36 megapixels. Unlike most competitors, we don’t downsize your files, and you get unlimited storage.
  3. You control your stuff. You can download your photos from dotphoto at any time at no charge – or order a backup of all your photos on an SD card.
  4. Dotphoto is easy, though it does a lot. Commands are in a menu in the upper left: upload, shop, organize, share. For information about your account, tap your account name and choose MyAccount.
  5. Easy to learn. Tap the question mark in the upper right for detailed procedures and videos.
  6. No app required. Dotphoto works great on iPhones, Android phones, tablets and other mobile devices – just sign into dotphoto.com.
  7. You can call or write us. If we don’t pick up immediately, we’ll usually respond within an hour. Contact info
  8. 8 cent prints with free shipping for any order of $10 or more, which makes dotphoto an even better deal than “free print” sites.
  9. Get a $79 photobook for just $30 including free shipping. Use coupon SAVE49.
  10. Send a customized 5×7 folding card including First Class stamp for only $1.99. Add photos, write, add your signature, and mail right from your dotphoto account.
  11. Dotphoto’s Frame Shop is the best way to frame a picture. You can see customized frames, mats, and photos in any size up to 42” before you buy.
  12. Dotphoto has been in business since 1999 and is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.

For a more complete list dotphoto’s expanding benefits, please see www.dotphoto.com/benefits