How we used to label photos in the past
Back when cameras were not digital, labeling photos was a process of writing on the back of the printout. If you owned a Polaroid camera, scribbling on the bottom on the photo was another way to describe what was happening in the photo. However, this is no longer the case. Digital cameras and mobile phones have become the main tools in photography. Looking at photos is now usually online. Labeling photos usually involve writing in the ‘comments’ or description of online sites. If you’re looking at photos from your computer, there isn’t even any comments or descriptions for you to understand or remember what was going on.
With apps, it’s possible to label photos on your phone, so when you print them out, or share them online, it’s already labelled with artistic flair and with great style. If you’re using your computer, the label is there inside your photo. That’s why we wanted to create a solution and now released a free iPhone app called Labelbox.
If you are not convinced, here are 5 reasons you should consider labeling inside the photos.
1. It’s neat and tidy.
Using a pen means you have to print out the photo first, everyone has to decipher your handwriting, and sometimes it can make the photo harder to see because of the indentations created from the pen. If you make a mistake, it’s not easy to erase. Using labelbox means you can easily place where the text goes and delete it if it looks wrong, no indentation marks either.
2. Stylish and convenient.
With a pen, style is mostly all about your handwriting. If your on the move when your taking those photos, you don’t have access to your computer or laptop to make those extravagant edits to label. An iPhone app like Labelbox has 8 different tapes and labels providing multiple styles to label your photos and share them wherever you are. It takes 3 actions, Select, Swipe and Type, and the photo is labelled in a stylish, well presented manner.
3. Self censor your photos.
It’s not always about labelling, sometimes you just want to share something but keep a face private, yet you want to keep the original for yourself. Easy! Select a black strip, cover the eyes and it’s ready. The original can still be kept intact.
4. Easy to Remember.
Everyone is on the go, capturing the moment is the in-thing, but when you’re capturing lots of moments, it’s easy to forget what each moment was. Quick easy tagging using labelbox means you can label quickly before you forget, so when you look at the photo later, you already have a cue. Even better if you’re trying to share instantly, labelling it means your friends quickly understand what it is your photograph is saying. When you look at the photo in years to come, the label is a nice reminder of what you was taking.
5. Get Artistic.
Tapes and labelling is only one use… You can get artistic, creating frames, layering labels, and use it as a pet art project. It makes it more fun to try to think out of the box with creative ways to enhance your photos.
If you have an iPhone, download Labelbox for free from the app store. Hope you like it!