If you’re anything like me, there’s a good chance you have hundreds of photos sitting in your Facebook account. I am a neurotic photo back-up person, and aside from backing up to CD and an external hard drive, I also upload my favorite pics to my Facebook. Once I publish my photos, they head out to my Facebook stream, a few friends click “like” or toss up a comment about how cute my kid is (he IS pretty darn cute!), then they sit there for the rest of eternity doing nothing. PhotoPad, a fun Facebook app, gives your Facebook photos a whole new use: making fun photo books, postcards, and more.
Once you allow the app on your Facebook account, it’s really easy to create your masterpiece. Select your project to get started. I did a photo book scrapbook page using pictures from my day at the waterfalls. Choose your layout and background, then pick out your favorite photos from your Facebook albums. It takes less than a few minutes to create a page, depending on how creative you want to get with it. Add embellishments like stickers, frames, and text balloons or go with a simpler look with just a bit of text.
The interface is super simple and fun. At first, I couldn’t figure out how to change the background. I kept double-clicking on the one I wanted. It took me a few minutes to realize I just had to drag it to the page. Once I realized that, the whole process took me less than two minutes to create this page:
Did you notice that $50 Visa gift card image in the upper left corner of the first picture? PhotoPad makes using their app even more exciting by giving away monthly prizes. The points that you earn for creating projects and sharing them earn you extra entries. I had a lot of fun playing with PhotoPad, but I do wish they had a wider variety of stickers and backgrounds. Hopefully this is something they will build on in the future. Even without the wide variety, it’s still a fun Facebook app!
Disclosure: I received compensation as part of a campaign with Living Your Moment in order to write my review. All opinions are mine and mine alone. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255 concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.