Facebook has become a default photo hub for a bunch of my friends. But what do you do with all those awesome Instagrammed, oddball moments once you have them uploaded and sorted into albums? With SnapFish’s new SocialPics option, you can turn them into a 20-page book…and pretty easily, from the looks of it. Chris Hardwick (AKA the man behind Nerdist) even had a few choice words to share as he’s testing out SocialPics.
Honestly, the idea of an app that gathers together pictures that you post in social media and print them up makes a TON of sense to me. More often than not, I’m taking goofy pictures and sharing them up on Twitter, Facebook, G+….you get the idea. Being able to take not just the pictures that I post, but the conversations around them – that is some next-level stuff.
The SocialPics app creates a book suited to the size and resolution of photos uploaded to Facebook. So, ideally, you’re going to see a book that incorporates social content around the pictures as well. Want to drag over a couple choice comments from buddies about that picture you posted? Or include status updates? Not a problem to edit it how you see fit.
Here’s how it works: You fire up the app and you can give it a period of time to check on your Facebook Timeline. Say…a trip, a party, last Thursday night. Whatever. From there, SocialPics pulls out the pictures and instantly creates a neat 8-inch by 8-inch tome taken from what you’ve posted. Then you can turn right back around and edit the content as you see fit. In fact, over at Mashable, Andrea Smith used the app and liked how, “you’re able to customize the content as you go. If there’s a picture you don’t want included, you can simply “x” it out and scroll through alternate photos that pop up. The same goes for status updates and comments.” In short, “You can create and edit the book as many times as you like on SocialPics, narrowing down the dates or changing the images or status updates.”
We asked Chris Hardwick – who is a high-ranking nerd in his own right (comedian, actor and founder of Nerdist Industries) – what he thought about SocialPics. Here’s what he told us:
“I’ve documented many adventures through photos on my personal Facebook page, as well as the Nerdist’s Facebook page,” said Hardwick. “I thought it would be fun to share a printed edition of my Facebook Timeline, so I created a SocialPics Book. The app does all of the heavy lifting for you, so it’s super-easy to create. Now I have a book that my family and friends can sign with comments and inside jokes—it’s like my Yearbook 3.0.”
All said and done, it will run you $19.99 (or $28.99 for the hardcover version) for your own “Yearbook 3.0.” Additional information about SocialPics – including a video of SocialPics in action – is available at www.socialpicsbook.com.