I use the app to include photos of the smaller things. Moments I want to remember, but the photographs would be meaningless without the journaling.
I thought it would be helpful to give a walk-through on how to export the photos from the app, and getting them printed so they’re off your device and into your scrapbook pages.
First, to really take advantage of exporting photos from the app with the journaling, make sure you’ve purchased the Creative Pack (it’s the purse icon on the bottom of the screen). It costs $1.99 and will let you bulk export to Dropbox, custom export sizes, and give you a few design and font options.
When you take a photo you want to keep, open the app. Once I snap a photo, I select the date, and then in the Title I enter my story. Like Twitter, I’m limited to a certain number of characters. In this case, it’s 115.
You can add in a specific album, or tag it, or add notes to it. I don’t do any of that, because I’m a little lazy and I’m happy with being semi-organized. I don’t need to get all the details. But you’re welcome to if you like filling it all out! 🙂
Hit Save in the top right corner, and this is what it looks like when finished. (My font/card design is Vibrant.)
Once you get the hang of the app, it’s pretty fun. I think the most important thing about using the app is to make it a habit of actually opening it up and using it!
Anyway, eventually, you’ll have something like this, and you’ll want to get printed, or do something with the photos:
Click the “share” icon on the top right (next to the +), and then you’ll get this screen to pop up:
Click Export Photos and choose a start date and an end date. You can then select Export Style and I choose to have mine printed like this:
Once you’re finished, you click Export and I send mine to my Dropbox, or you can choose to send it to your Photo Library.
I have a folder in my Dropbox that has the Collect app in it and this is what it looks like:
Once that’s finished, I head to my computer to get it all printed out.
This is how it looks on my computer:I get them printed with 2 of the 3×4 photos on a 4×6 photo and then I cut them in half when I get the prints. They end up like this:
I have really enjoyed using the app this year. It’s been nice to add it already “done” into my album.
I hope this helps you if you’ve been considering using the app and have held back because it was too confusing. I think once you get the system, it’s pretty straightforward from there.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll try my best to answer them. I’m not a tech guru, but I’ll do my best!