You’ve been using Instagram, the social network of quirky and cool pictures.
So now you have a profile with all these awesome pictures with comments, and all this other techy stuff.
But sometimes it’s nice to convert all that cool digital stuff into something analog.
And that’s why today, I’m going to show you how to make photo booth reminiscent photo strips.
You will need:
- An instagram account with pictures
- Photo paper
- Photo printer
- Rotary cutter, paper cutter, or at least scissors
The first part of this project is to make strips of all of your photos.
Start out by going to http://instaport.me and downloading all of your pictures to your computer as a zip. Instaport is a simple service that allows you to download all of your instagram photos as JPGs for free.
Once you have a zip saved and you can view your instagram images, you might want to go through deleting the ones that you don’t want to be included in your photo strips.
Step 2: Print your Photos
The next step is to open all of them up in preview. Go into the instagram folder (the folder containing all of the JPG images from instaport) and press Command A. This will select all of your instagram photos. Then just double click anywhere in the window and you will eventually get a preview window with all of your images open.
Next, press File>Print and configure the settings to look like so:
If possible, try to print borderless – your printer may or may not support this feature.
Next, hit the big Print button and let the magic happen. In a few minutes, you should have a few pages of instagram photos.
Step 3: Cut your Photos
Get out your rotary cutter / paper cutter / scissors and cut them into even strips horizontally (so that you have strips of four). Here I’m using a rotary cutter to to cut the strips evenly and cleanly.
Step 3: You’re done!
Once you’ve done that, you’ll have a ton of cool instagram photo strips.
Step 3.5: Do stuff with them
Well, now you have these cool strips! There’s tons of things you can do with them. Use them as bookmarks, give them to friends, collect them, hang them, use them as business cards, or my favorite: start an instant photo wall!
Also, feel free to follow me in instagram! My username is maxswisher.