From Illuminated Photo Cubes to Personalized Swim Shorts

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 10, 2016
Due to the popularity of platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, there is a growing demand for services that allow consumers to turn social media photos into tangible memories.

One of the most popular ways consumers are transforming their social media photos is by converting them into physical prints. However, unlike prints of the past, these modern-day mementos often feature creative touches that help to make them stand out. For instance, there is a service called Inkdot that prints Instagram photos onto wood instead of photo paper for a creative take on traditional wall art. Another service called Ubersnap allows users to turn social media photos into holographic GIFs that appear to be moving when held at different angles.

Beyond simply converting their photos into prints, consumers are also looking for more unique ways to display their favorite images. This can include everything from selfie-adorned clothing to temporary tattoos made from Instagram snaps. There is even a service that will transfer social media photos onto chocolate bars for a memorable and edible gift option.