How to Use QuickFlics

How to Use QuickFlics

Are you looking for an easy way to store your photos and videos, and perhaps turn them into something more? Are you wondering how the QuickFlics system works? What’s so great about it? What makes it different from other similar providers? Well, this is the post for you.

The QuickFlics app is quick and simple to use – not to mention that its also free to download on the App Store. Let’s get into the details:

1. Uploading

Uploading is easy, especially since when you use the app for the first time, you’ll find a whole bunch of handy hints to help you on your way. If you have a lot of photos, it might be an idea to upload them over night, since it may take a few hours. You can organise your photos into albums too, to make the ordering process even more straightforward. You can of course download the photos in the Cloud back onto your device whenever you want to.

2. Ordering DVDs or USBs

After you have selected your photos and videos, its time to choose between a USB or DVD. You can choose more than 1 shipping address to send your delivery, as well! There is a maximum of 98 videos or 199 photos per DVD/USB. Once you have signed up to our mailing list, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest sales and discounts!

3. Ordering photo books and other products

If a DVD or USB just isn’t your style, we also offer a whole range of other products, including photo books, prints, and many more!

3. Storage

QuickFlics isn’t just a delivery service. You can store up to 3GB of photos and videos for free on our system, or you can get the Quickflics Premium package, which, as well as offering 25% off all products, gives you unlimited storage.

 Got any more questions? Take a look at our FAQ page, or drop us an email at simon@quickflics.com. We’re always happy to help!

6 Best Things About Fall

6 Best Things About Fall

Autumn, fall, whatever you call it – its the favourite time of year for many people, myself included. Its a time for all things warm and snuggly, for jumping in puddles, wrapping up warm, long walks in the woods, and child-sized muddy boot prints which squelch their way across your clean kitchen floor. Here’s 10 reasons to love it:

1. the changing leaves

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Without doubt, the best thing about fall is the gorgeous colours. There’s nothing better than being out for a walk in the morning, feeling the crunch of frosty brown leaves under your shoes.

2. the drinks

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Whatever your poison is, be it coffee, hot chocolate, or those pumpkin-spice latte things that Starbucks do, fall is objectively the best season for hot drinks.

3. the fashion

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Scarves, beanies, chunky knits, and vibrant colours. Sound good to you?

4. rain

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At first, the idea that rain can be a good thing might sound foreign to some people. But I can assure you that there’s something truly special about sitting inside in the warmth, hearing the pitter-patter of rain drops on the roof.  Or re-living your childhood by stamping in the biggest puddle you can find. Or smelling the sweet scent that comes after the rain has fallen, carried to you on a damp breeze.

5. pumpkins

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Carve them into jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. Turn them into a pie. Roast them. They’re integral to the fall season.

6. the walks

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Fall is a great time to sally forth into the outside world. Grab a kid or two, wrap a scarf around your nose, and wander the yellow streets, taking in the brisk, sharp air.

-the QuickFlics team-

“Storage Almost Full”

“Storage Almost Full”

If you’re a mom, it’s a message that you probably see almost every time you open your phone. And the culprit? the 3000 photos and videos you keep on your camera roll. If you’re anything like me, you most likely just don’t feel up to the mammoth task of transferring those 3000 photos to your laptop. Sister, we’ve all been there. But here’s the thing: You are eventually going to have to get round it, and there’s no way of escaping that. So to help you on your way, here’s 3 handy ways of sorting through those photos effectively so that they will be useful and easy to reach in future:

1. DON’T store them on your PC

What if your laptop crashes permanently? You could lose years and years worth of memories! There are plenty of free online storage options available which will keep your photos much safer – the iCloud and Dropbox to name the two most mainstream options. These services are great because of the amount of storage they provide for free, although if you find yourself needing more, you can buy it. The QuickCloud is also an excellent option. Not only does it provide a secure and easy storage service, it also allows you to transform those photos and videos into home videos, prints, photo books and much much more. You can download the app here!

2. Don’t stop at storing them

Storing is boring, as a great philosopher once said (not really). But really, if you have a goal in mind regarding all those photos and videos, you will find yourself much more motivated to shift them off your phone to somewhere a bit safer. You could get them printed and turn them into a scrap book, or you could frame them, or, as mentioned in tip #1, you could order a home video containing all your favourite moments, and have it on your doorstep within a few days – that last one’s a particular favourite with our customers!

3. Delete the doubles

Yes, I know, its so hard to choose between 2 or 3 very similar photos, but you when you actually go through your camera roll, you will discover that you have several copies of pretty much the same photo. Trust me, you don’t need all of them. Let them go. Just. Let. Them. Go. This will whittle your hoard down to a far more manageable number, and you will appreciate it. I know it’s hard (because oh, weren’t they so cute back then, and you what if you accidentally lost the one you saved, and what if, what if, what if), but this tip promises to halve your workload.

 And there you have it!

All the best,

-the QuickFlics team-

No-mess Snacks for Busy Moms

No-mess Snacks for Busy Moms

Snacks are a bit of a conundrum for most moms out there. Either the ones you hand out to your little ones are delicious (so delicious that you guiltily keep 3 behind for yourself) but unhealthy, or they are packed with more nutritional benefits than you can count on both hands, and taste like spinach. Either way, they aren’t doing your kids any good. If they’re unhealthy, they’re not the best option for a kid’s daily lunchbox. And if they taste like salad – well, do you really think that little Sammy is munching away at his Ginger Orange and Watercress Lunch Mix while all his friends are working their way through KitKats? Not likely. Here’s a list of kid-friendly snack ideas for lunchboxes, road trips or just chilling at home:

1. Granola bars

Leave out the watercress on these babies, and you still end up with a snack which will keep your child happy while containing at least some of their 5-a-day. The awesome thing about granola bars is their versatility. A recipe may tell you to include raisins, but you can just as easily swap those out for apple, dried apricot, or cranberries. This means that the snack doesn’t get boring when you make it often. Here’s an easy recipe to get newbies started: Goodfood’s Cinnamon Berry Granola Bars.

2. Fruit/veg and hummus

Chopped apple and carrot on their own might not appeal to your little ones, but pair them with a yummy dip like hummus, and they’ll be an instant hit. This is a snack which takes 5 seconds, especially if you buy your hummus from the store. If you’re feeling brave, you could also make your own, but that’s not for everyone. Make these a lunchbox staple by packing portions of hummus in little Tupperwares, ready to eat.

3. Rice crispie cakes

Rice crispie cakes wouldn’t be considered your healthiest snack at first glance, but like granola bars, with a little twisting, they can be another way of selling that good old 5-a-day to the stubbornest 5 year old. Here’s a basic recipe, to which you could add all kinds of dried or chopped fruit!

4. Crackers + toppings

Whip out the graham crackers, slather them with peanut butter, top them with fresh fruit, and what do you get? A snack so yummy that you’ll finish it before it even reaches your kids!

Good luck!

-the QuickFlics team-

4 Better Ways to Display Your Photos

4 Better Ways to Display Your Photos

Sometimes, the old formula of sticking your favourite photos in a picture frame and putting it on the mantelpiece seems to get a bit tired. Spice things up a bit with these 4 easy ways to make your photo displays special! 

1 Put them in a scrap book or photo book!

 way of keeping all your most treasured photos in one place, while also making them look pretty. If you have the time and energy, digging out the old scissors and glue to make a scrap book is great fun – you could even get your little ones to join in! If not, QuickFlics offers a diverse range of photobooks, which are quick and easy to create, and will arrive on your doorstep within days! Download or open the app to check them out: http://bit.ly/quickflicsiphone  

2. Peg them to fairy lights  

Fairy lights + photos are a nostalgic combination which will look cute literally anywhere. Just string up the lights, clip the photos on using pegs, and boom! Instant prettiness!  

3. Turn them into magnets 

Why not be a little different, and turn your photos into magnets, instead of plain prints? Stick them to your fridge, and they’ll warm your heart every time you fetch a yogurt. Once again, QuickFlics is to your rescue with easy-to-order, bargainous prints right at your fingertips! Download or open the app now, to see what I mean: http://bit.ly/quickflicsiphone  

4.. Turn them into a home video  

If you’re someone who takes just as many videos as they do photos, you face a conundrum every time you decide that you want to turn those memories into a physical format. Home videos are a simple solution. You can free up space on your phone by putting the videos on a DVD or flash drive, and your kids will love watching the videos over and over again! QuickFlics will do the whole job of burning your files onto a DVD, and delivering it to you, making the entire experience much easier and faster! Open or download the app to get creating: http://bit.ly/quickflicsiphone  

Best,

-the QuickFlics team-

How to Stop taking Boring Photos

How to Stop taking Boring Photos

 

We’ve all been there. Your morning coffee is looking especially artistic, or you’re looking at an amazing view, or your kid does something especially cute, and you just want to capture that moment, so you can look back on it later. You whip out your phone, and snap a photo. You take a look at the result. Aaaaand it sucks. The picture contains none of the charm of the original. It looks boring and flat. Well, like I said, it happens to all of us. To help you out, we’ve compiled a short list of 3 ways to stop taking boring photos.

 

1.Find a New Angle 

 

 

It may just be that a picture looks boring because of the angle at which you are taking it. Try spicing things up a bit by taking a different viewpoint. ‘Shooting from the hip’ is a technique often used by photographers, which just means lowering your camera a little to produce a more interesting result.  This works especially well when taking photos of people, because it is more flattering. Alternatively, when taking pictures like that of the building above, go for a really low angle to emphasize the enormous height of the object.

 

2.Lighting is key

 

You don’t always have many options, lighting-wise, but when you do, always take into account the direction of light and whether you are using natural or artificial light. Natural light is always more flattering, so whether you’re taking a quick selfie, or snapping a shot of your new Cath Kidston mugs, remember to head outside (or to the nearest window!).

 

3.Get up close and personal

Sometimes, the problem is simply that you are too far away from your subject for it to stand out. It’s surrounded by so much other stuff, that the resulting shot looks confused and messy. The eye doesn’t know what to focus on. If you zoom in closer, that problem disappears!

 

And there you have it! 3 easy ways to get your photos looking better than ever! Now go forth and get snapping!

-the QuickFlics team-