For many of us, Facebook is one of the few places our pictures are stored and shared. Sure, we have digital photos in various folders on our computers, but chances are, they haven't yet been organized into albums.
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SocialPics, a new app from Snapfish by HP, wants to help you do just that. It connects with Facebook to scan your Timeline, and creates a physical 20-page book of your most popular photos, comments and status updates.
For the uninitiated, Snapfish is a photo-sharing site that lets users upload, store, share their digital pictures, as well as organize them into virtual albums and keepsake photobooks.
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With SocialPics, Snapfish is helping users bring their Facebook photos and memories from the digital world to the pages of a physical book.
Helen Vaid, Snapfish's general manager, tells Mashable that SocialPics was created "to help people share the way they share today...taking Facebook as an input source and putting together a story of your life."
The app scans your Timeline for whatever time period you choose, including when you first signed up for Facebook, or within a narrower period of time, such as when you got engaged or on your wedding day. It then uses a special algorithm to curate the best moments from the Timeline, and displays them in the pages of a personalized 20-page, 8-inch by 8-inch custom cover photo book.
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. When you're all done, simply click "place order," and your scrapbook is saved to Snapfish, where you can purchase either the soft cover for $19.99 or the hard cover for $28.99.
I tried out the service on my own Timeline, as well as on my son's (brave college kid), and got slightly different results. I was using a beta version of SocialPics, and believe many of the bugs will be worked out in the app's final version.
What I like about the service is that 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.
Click through the gallery to see what my SocialPics Timeline pages, culled from my public Facebook profile, look like. Do you want to see your Facebook memories come to life in a photo book? Let us know in the comments.
SocialPics Cover Page
This is the profile feature page, made up of a full-page profile photo, as well as the user's top two profile pictures based on popularity.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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