You’ve probably heard of about a dozen or so online photo-printing sites, right? Well, I’ve got another one for you: Snapily.
Snapily is not just any ol’ photo service, however. They use special effects to “bring your photos to life” in a manner that I haven’t seen anywhere else! Although the Snapily service itself is new, its parent company, HumanEyes Technologies, has been selling lenticular software to commercial printers for years. I read about this service recently in the New York Times gadget blog, and I was intrigued!
The Snapily website is easy to navigate, and ordering is a breeze: select a design, customize it, and order your product. Three steps is all it takes to turn your photos into a “Living Print”, which you then can apply to greeting cards, scrapbook pages, notebooks, and more!
There are several special effects to choose from:
- 3D special effect: Adds depth to your photo, no special glasses necessary!
- Morph effect: Perfect for showing your friends and family how much your kids have grown.
- Flip effect: Lets you combine your memories into one unforgettable image.
- Video effect: Coming soon, you’ll also be able to turn 2 seconds of video into a photo creation.
I was able to take a look at a few samples of Snapily products, including a notebook, a few greeting cards, an invitation, and a scrapbook page… and I’m impressed. Give someone a product from Snapily, and it’s something that the recipient won’t soon forget! Products start at $3.99 for a greeting card, but you get a discount if you buy a higher quantity.
I like the notebook, which starts at $9.99, because it’s the most useful of all the products. The photo is part of the cover itself, not just inserted into it like the greeting cards. Photos don’t do the special effects justice, so below is a short video I created of one of the greeting cards so you can get an idea of just how Snapily works. This is the flip effect:
If you’re looking for unique Valentine’s cards, Snapily’s got you covered. They offer a ton of different templates for Valentine’s Day, even “sexier” options if you’re into that kind of thing. Check out the site soon, though, because the deadline for ordering with regular shipping (and receiving by Valentine’s) is February 7th; the express shipping deadline is February 11th.
Giveaway is closed.
Snapily has graciously given me a $25 coupon code so that one of my readers can try out their service! To enter, visit Snapily.com and leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d buy with the $25 if you win. Hurry up, because this contest only runs for 3 days to make sure you get your code in time to order for Valentine’s Day!
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you don’t have a blog, don’t fret – you can also get an extra entry by sharing this post. Just email it to three of your friends and CC me in the email: mariana[at]ridingwithnohands.com
US entries only. Please leave a valid email address or blog URL in your comment. This contests ends at midnight EST on February 6th, 2009. Winner will be chosen at random, and has until the morning of February 7th to claim their prize.