Thursday, July 24, 2014

Retro custom Viewfinder with your pictures! Perfect for summer vacation keepsakes! Review

I am so excited to show you this next product I got to review! It's a retro custom Viewfinder with your pictures! Perfect for summer vacation keepsakes!

I created our very own reel with Image3D’s online Reel Builder!

Steps to Creating Your Own Reel:

1. Set up an account.

2. You click on Create a Reel.

3. You upload your photos. You can upload up to 14 images, but only 7 can be used to create the reel. You can adjust the scale of your image, rotate the image, adjust the brightness, adjust the contrast, choose back and white, sepia, or full color.

4. In this area where you edit your photo, you can add type to your photos as well. I did add type, so Mica and Isaak could look their reel's and know where we went on vacation. They have 18 fonts to choose from, 5 different sizes, and 14 colors to choose from.

5. Once you are done adding your 7 images to your reel, you can pick out a background for the center. They have 32 backgrounds to choose from. If you would rather, you can upload your own photo, or background. You can also add type on the center image, which has the same options as the reel images have.

Background Choices

I had plenty of photos from our trip, that I wanted to use an image in the center.

I went with full color:
 Here's back and white:
Here's sepia tones:

Before You Buy You Can Preview Everything Once Again:

The preview even spins the circle around as you view your images. The little sliver of white in the corners of the preview box threw me a little. I was hoping they wouldn't show up on the final images. They didn't.

 I fixed this sliver of black on the edge of this photo:

Here's My Final Custom Reel:

There's 2 images on each side, so both your eyes see it. It's 3D esque. 

You can just buy the Reel, or a Viewfinder to. I got 2 reels (1 for each child), and 1 Viewfinder. Mica already had a Viewfinder. It works in Mica's Viewfinder as well. Mica's is a little more sturdy than the one we got for Isaak.

They have 4 colors to choose from:


The Reel and Viewer Set is $29.95, and a Reel only is $19.95. It's kind of pricy. I'm willing to pay the price for something custom! I didn't let the boys in on the fact that I put their Reels together. They got them in the mail, and were amazed. I heard, "Hey that's me on that!" It's a keepsake for sure!

It's perfect to show case a vacation, cruise, wedding, party, school projects, or a self promotion portfolio.

I was amazed at how fast they shipped something so custom!

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~ Noelle said...

That would be a great souvenir to get instead of the crappy things you normally buy and then throw away when they get home and break!

~ Noelle said...

although i still don't understand why you can upload 14 images, but only 7 are for viewing.......

Unknown said...

Neat. That really is such a great idea. I love the customization. I bet the kids love it.

Cascia Talbert said...

That is so cool! I used to love view finders when I was a kid.

Ai Sakura said...

This is really, really cool! We have a mini version but I didn't know they make the normal sized ones too :) Gotta tell my sis about this. She'd love it!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

mail4rosey said...

That is the coolest viewfinder I've ever seen! I love it!

The Cranky said...

What a fun idea and super keepsake!

Theresa Mahoney said...

These are so cool! I remember loving those kind of toys when I was little, but it's so neat that you can have your own photos on them now!

Eat To Live said...

I remember having view finders but we never had our own cool picture like this.

Maryann D. said...

Wow, I never saw this before, what a great idea! My kids had some view finders and always enjoyed them. They would like this now also!
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Rose-Marie said...

this is so cool! It reminds me of the viewfiender toy we had as kids, but you didn't have your own photos! Great idea!


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