More Than Just Showing Photos

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from: Longevity Explorers | Saratoga Retirement Community

Discussion Summary

The enjoyment of photo-sharing among friends and family is enhanced by the back-and-forth communication that is possible on some platforms. Saratoga Explorers share their thoughts and experiences with this popular activity.


Display Only

Several group members describe a number of display-only devices which are non-interactive:

  • iPad display with remote programming 
  • Nixplay smart photo frame
  • Apple's Mail Drop
  • Dropbox


Interactive Methods

  • Facebook - Likes and comments
  • Instagram
  • An email with photo embed or attachment
  • Instant messaging
  • Zoom with screen share of photos


Related Subjects

Although these are not interactive photo-sharing media, members are enthusiastic about some alternatives:

  •  Video visits - 
    • (Zoom with screen sharing, Skype, Amazon Echo Show)
  • Convert film negatives, prints, slides, and film reels to DVD
  • Zoom family reunion - with screenshots of participants pasted into a group photo

The wide variety of ways to share images with family and friends is an indication of the value of photographic memories in keeping connected with family and friends.


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Key words: 
Photo storage and sharing, interactive photo sharing, social engagement, family and friends