dotphoto News 9/23/2022 dotphoto speeds up servers for 5GIf you noticed that dotphoto is faster, it’s because we upgraded our servers. dotphoto works great on 5G phones! Use 4×6/D (not 3×5) for Back-Printing DocumentationWe recommend that customers who use back-printing for documentation use 4×6, 4xD or 5×7 prints. We can no longer guarantee back-printing on 3.5 x 5 prints. … Continue reading "dotphoto News"
They’re back! Pumpkin spice photos! 9/23/2022 Can’t get enough of pumpkin spice? Smack these Scratch & Sniff stickers on your photos from Everything Smells. $2.99 gets 24 stickers that are 1.25″ wide.
Easy links to dotphoto 9/7/2022 We’ve made it easy to contact dotphoto, find help, and more! Just remember words like “contact”, “help” and “benefits”.Contact usdotphoto.com/contact Helpdotphoto.com/help Benefitsdotphoto.com/benefits Booksdotphoto.com/books Blogdotphoto.blog
How can I upload from my phone to dotphoto? 9/7/2022 Easy! Run dotphoto.com on your phone – no app required. Tap the Upload button, and upload directly from your phone Upload from Android Phones Upload from Apple Phones
Free Shipping is like getting 40% off 9/5/2022 dotphoto’s competitors charge as much as 40% of the order for shipping! dotphoto Club members get free shipping on every order of $10 or more. dotphoto Club Benefits
How to take photos from videos 9/5/2022 Videos can be full of spontaneous, exciting photos. When hikers hopped the fence above this Yosemite waterfall, I took a video. “Either you guys should come back now,” I said, “or I’ll be selling this to the news.” Fortunately, they were OK. Here are photos I snapped from the video. It’s easier than ever to get … Continue reading "How to take photos from videos"
How close can I crop? 9/5/2022 Why is the top of a head that is right next to the border sometimes clipped? This FAQ explains how to perfectly crop a photo. How tightly can I crop a photo?
The Most Important Picture Ever Taken V2 9/5/2022 dotphoto’s video of “The Most Important Picture Ever Taken” about the Hubble Deep Field Image has been seen over 7 million times. Now the James Webb telescope has improved the resolution! Print your own 20″ x 20″ poster for only $12.49! Print 36 Megapixel James Webb Image as 20×20 Poster
Vacationing together? 9/5/2022 Collect photos from family and friends in one album with Guest Uploads Set up any album in your account to receive guest uploads, so that you and a group of friends can make a group photo album. As the owner of the album, you will decide which uploads get edited or deleted. Guest Upload Procedure
Share Free Downloads with Your Friends 9/5/2022 You can send a dotphoto link to friends that enables them to download a full album of photos from dotphoto. It’s easier than DropBox, and, at dotphoto, you can do more with your photos! How to share album downloads
How can I share dotphoto albums, slideshows or individual photos? 6/4/2022 dotphoto’s Share button provides instant links to albums, slideshows or individual photos. Tap the green Copy button, and then paste the links wherever you like to share: emails, blogs, Facebook, Tweets, Reddit, discussion boards, or wherever you like to share photos. How to share photos, album & slideshows
Back-Printing is Back! 3/30/2022 dotphoto’s small-print lab has installed new back-printing equipment that will again reliably print on the back of small photos including 4×6, 4xD, and 5×7. The default back-print is the photo file name or caption and the photo capture date or upload date. The back-print field is 40 characters long. You can set your default back-printing in … Continue reading "Back-Printing is Back!"
How to sell photos at dotphoto 3/2/2022 Every month, photographers, newspapers, clubs, schools, museums, and artists earn thousands of dollars by selling their photos on dotphoto. Turn your uploads into money.dotphoto fulfills your orders, handles customer service, and sends you money! Here’s how: dotphoto frees up your time and handles customer service.dotphoto fulfills your orders — and also handles problems. If a shipper loses an order, we … Continue reading "How to sell photos at dotphoto"
Send a letter from dotphoto 10/30/2021 People often don’t respond to emails. Email addresses change, emails are ignored, or email systems shunt messages into an unmonitored box – even though you might be a good friend. At dotphoto, when we want to remind people that they have photos in an abandoned account, we sometimes send a photo letter. A dotphoto letter often reaches people … Continue reading "Send a letter from dotphoto"
Halloween Pet Costume Slideshow 10/25/2021 Some Halloween pet costumes are more elaborate than people’s costumes. This dotphoto slideshow has over 30 of the most inspired pet costumes. Halloween Pet Costume Slideshow How to share your own dotphoto slideshow
Colorizing Photos and Slideshows 10/21/2021 We collected and colorized some of the first photographed celebrities in history to create this dotphoto show. Among others, these include probably the first person born to be photographed, sixth president John Quincy Adams, a 16-year-old Emily Dickinson, a survivor of the Revolutionary War, Harriet Tubman, the Wright Brothers, and more. Learn more below on … Continue reading "Colorizing Photos and Slideshows"
The Comedy Edition 10/21/2021 When beloved comedian Norm Macdonald passed away, a video circulated of Norm explaining the evolution of photography in about a minute. As always, he was right on target. We’ve collected some other photography jokes, which we hope you’ll enjoy. Here’s to Norm, whose dry, laugh-out-loud humor we will dearly miss. Norm Macdonald on Photography PHOTOGRAPHY … Continue reading "The Comedy Edition"
Publishing your memoir 10/12/2021 Most of us want to be remembered by our loved ones, and we have interesting experiences and lessons to impart to the next generation. Many people publish their memoirs in retirement, but some of the best stories that were not recorded as they happened are lost to time. How best to pass along your experiences … Continue reading "Publishing your memoir"
Is photography art? 5/6/2021 Braxton Wilhelmsen has some interesting observations at Fstoppers such as “If you’d like your work to really come across as art, the concept should predate the shutter actuation.” If you imagine your goal, then every decision supports that goal. Wilhelmsen also cites a mastery of these photography fundamentals: “Shape, line, texture, perspective, value, color, negative space, focus.” … Continue reading "Is photography art?"
How to Make a Photo Book 5/6/2021 dotphoto photobooks make thoughtful gifts that will be cherished forever. Add multiple photos per page, wrap a single photo around the front and back cover, and add a title to the spine. Customize every aspect of your book. Economy shipping is free, and 20-page 8×10 photo books are only $29.99 Up to 60 pages per book. Step-by-Step Photobook Tutorial Shop for Photobooks
How to Add Text to Any Photo in dotphoto 5/6/2021 Select your photo by tapping the photo. Tap the pencil edit icon in the upper left. Tap the T icon in the editing menu. Choose your font, size, color and shape. Add and position your text. Tap the check button and choose File / Save. You will keep your original, and save another photo with text. Step-by-Step Procedure for Adding Text to Photos
NFTs Explained 5/6/2021 NFTs or “non-fungible tokens” are a popular new way of selling art or photos. NFTs are tracked on the Ethereum blockchain, and enable someone to buy and own the original copy. Oddly, you can buy the original, but the digital copies are the same quality. If you are a photographer, it is good to know … Continue reading "NFTs Explained"
How to send a fax with dotphoto 5/6/2021 When we started dotphoto in 1999, we didn’t imagine that faxes would be around in 2021, but a surprising number of offices – medical, legal, accounting and others – still require faxes. Fortunately, you don’t need a fax machine: you can use dotphoto’s share link to share an image to a free online faxing service. How to send a … Continue reading "How to send a fax with dotphoto"
dotphoto Cyber Week Specials are Here! 12/2/2019 Use coupon code CYBER to get these amazing deals through Saturday, December 7 – plus Free Economy Shipping to Club members on all orders of $10 or more. See the dotphoto newsletter for Cyber Week Specials!
The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop 7/14/2019 The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop lets you try different frames, multiple colored mats, and different sizes before you buy. Even better: the dotphoto Frame Shop is not limited to standard sizes or print ratios. Square, narrow or oblong, the photo you see is the photo you get! Shop for Custom Frames Watch a video that explains how to … Continue reading "The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop"
Latest Photos from Space 7/14/2019 Astronaut Christina Koch’s hair floats above her head inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory aboard the International Space Station. This Atlantic photo essay also includes spectacular photos of earth from the ISS. See Views from Above: Eight Months in Orbit
Add comments to your dotphoto albums 6/3/2019 Facebook shrinks your photos, but it does one thing extremely well: Facebook makes it easy to get feedback from your friends. You can Like and Reply to comments, and it’s fun to get feedback on photos. It feels like appreciation. That’s why dotphoto has added Facebook’s comment capability to your dotphoto albums. You can comment only to your dotphoto … Continue reading "Add comments to your dotphoto albums"
Mother’s Day is May 12! 5/2/2019 Our most popular Mother’s Day gift continues to be our mugs — large, small, black, white and MAGIC MUGS that reveal their photos only when filled with hot liquid, but dotphoto offers many other beautiful ways to remember Mom. Shop for Mugs (even Magic Mugs)
Where are my Android photos? 4/20/2019 Where are my Android photos? My apologies to the nice dotphoto customer who called to ask about uploading Android photos. I suggested that she watch our video about uploading, which is usually very helpful; it only occurred to me later that she could not find her photos in her phone. Android devices can keep photos in many … Continue reading "Where are my Android photos?"
Organize your photos with the dotphoto Sort command 4/9/2019 Organize the photos in your albums by date, upload date, alphabetical by title, or drop-and-drag to a custom arrangement. Just tap the Organize command on the left and choose Sort Album. To drag photos to a new order, choose Manual Drag and Drop Rearrange after Sort Albums. More on Sorting Your Photos
Make your own dotphoto slideshow 11/7/2018 Whether you’re looking for costume ideas or just enjoy awesome creativity, you’ll enjoy this dotphoto show. Awesome Halloween Costumes How to make your own dotphoto slideshow
Custom iPhone Cases 11/7/2018 Make your own iPhone Slim, Tough, Matte or Glossy iPhone cases from 6 to X. iPhone Cases How to create almost anything at dotphoto
Getting the right colors 10/4/2018 dotphoto prints using the sRGB color space that is standardized across the Internet, computers, printers, and cameras. sRGB is often the default color space for cameras. If you are adjusting colors using the Adobe RGB color space, you will see different colors. The best way to ensure color satisfaction is (1) calibrate your monitor to the sRGB standard (2) … Continue reading "Getting the right colors"
How to Print a Panorama 9/21/2018 Camera phones now take breath-taking panoramic photos. Popular scenes include family reunions, mountains, beaches, harbors, sunsets, and skylines. But how to print a panorama economically or have it framed for presentation on a wall? Sizing your panorama Panoramas tend to be large photos because your camera is really taking multiple images and stitching them together. … Continue reading "How to Print a Panorama"
The Sinkhole Photo Essay 9/19/2018 On February 28, 2013, Jeffrey Bush was swallowed by a sinkhole while he slept at home in Seffner, Florida. He was never seen again. We often allude to the “ground shifting beneath our feet,” but the idea that one can simply disappear while sleeping is so disturbing that I wondered if anyone had ever made … Continue reading "The Sinkhole Photo Essay"
The Secret 7.6 cent Print Sale 9/17/2018 Use dotphoto’s weekly Reader’s Reward code in the dotphoto newsletter to save another 5% on our already low 4×6 print prices. As a dotphoto member, you’ll always get free shipping on orders of $10 or more, so your shipping is free, which is one reason that dotphoto print prices are even better than “free print” services, … Continue reading "The Secret 7.6 cent Print Sale"
dotphoto Beach Towels 9/17/2018 Beach towels don’t have to be mass-produced. They can be fun and you can even add your name in the corner. Beach towels we love A full size photo of your significant other Your school mascot or logo A colorful flag A sassy saying or meme A family portrait “Reserved for [your name]” A picture of sand (funny, … Continue reading "dotphoto Beach Towels"
Introducing the Memo Magnet 8/14/2018 Consider 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 … Continue reading "Introducing the Memo Magnet"
Citizen Journalism 7/25/2018 As 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 … Continue reading "Citizen Journalism"
The Best Prices on Wrapped Canvases 5/12/2018 dotphoto’s 8×10 and 11×14 wrapped canvases are only $17.99 and $24.99 including shipping. To order, choose a photo first, and then choose the canvas from the shop menu. Tap for wrapped canvases.
Undelete and retrieve photos 4/23/2018 Have you ever accidentally deleted photos? It can be heart-breaking. I had selected a bunch of family photos on my phone to send, and I decided to delete the current photo. Bad idea: I deleted all the photos I had just selected. What to do? Most deletions are like crossing out a chapter in the table … Continue reading "Undelete and retrieve photos"
How to make a Backup Book 4/18/2018 Hard drives fail, computers break, and CDs need readers. Books, though, are one of the easiest ways to backup your memories. A Backup Book is an inexpensive way to backup hundreds of photos fast in a physical form. The cost per photo in a bound 130-page book with 780 photos is less than 10.9 cents … Continue reading "How to make a Backup Book"
Toys R Us Slideshow 4/5/2018 Generations of us have shopped at Toys R Us. We have marveled at the variety of toys, gaped at the displays, bought bikes and beds, and argued with our children over whether they really needed the latest toy trend. When we heard Toys R Us was closing for good, we thought, “There may never be … Continue reading "Toys R Us Slideshow"
Dotphoto Safeguards Your Data. 3/26/2018 This week’s news has devoted a great deal of time to the scandal in which Internet data was sold and shared with political campaigns. Some of you have called to ask about dotphoto’s data policies. If you missed this news cycle, here is a simple explanation: Vox’ Cambridge Analytica Diagram dotphoto does not sell data … Continue reading "Dotphoto Safeguards Your Data."
Tesla in Space Slideshow 2/27/2018 On Tuesday, February 5, 2018 SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Instead of the usual concrete block for a test payload, the Falcon Heavy launched Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster and a mannequin called Starman toward Mars. Two and a half minutes after lift-off, the booster rockets returned for nearly … Continue reading "Tesla in Space Slideshow"