Do you remember what you were doing one year ago today? How about two years ago? Three? Do you have any clue what you were up to ten years ago today? Picturelife does - with its new Memories.
It’s always been easy to go back in time with Picturelife. You could use Timeline to view photos from the day you moved into your first apartment. The Discover section might show you interesting photos from a few years ago, or some of the best shots from your family’s favorite vacation spot. You could use Search to find those hilarious videos from the night of your best friend’s wedding.
I’m happy to introduce a brand new way to look at your past - called Memories. Today’s date is September 30, 2013. What were you doing September 30, 2012? Where were you on September 30, 2011? Who did you see on September 30, 2010? What camera were you using on September 30, 2009? Memories can tell you at a glance what you were doing on this day in history, every year, as far back as you’ve had a digital camera.
Not only that, you can use Memories to focus on any day of the calendar year! Check out all the videos of you blowing out your birthday candles over the years. View photos of all your most ingenious (or not so much) halloween costumes. See who you were with on every New Year’s Eve. Remember how you celebrated each wedding anniversary!
That all sounds like a pretty neat trick, and indeed it is! But I’ve personally found it to be an eye-opening experience. I tend to travel and move around a lot, and I can never keep straight when I was in one part of the world or another. With Memories, I can see that last year I had just completed the move to Chicago. Two years ago I was embedded in the hipsterdom of Brooklyn. Three years ago I was walking the old streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. Four years ago my girlfriend was giving me a haircut in Bangladesh. Seven years ago I was photographing a Red Bulls soccer game in New York. Eight years ago I was studying abroad in Tasmania. Nine years ago I had just gotten settled in my sophomore year dorm room!
It’s fun for me to see all those times gone by together on one screen, and it’s something that I could never even begin to accomplish by my own brainpower. Seeing those jumps from year to year is also rather inspiring though. I can start to remember everything that happened in between, and how one part of my life led to another. It makes me quite excited to imagine where I’ll end up one year from now! It also makes me want to take even more photos.
That’s the best part about Memories, and indeed about Picturelife as a whole. It only gets better the more photos and videos you take. You never have to worry about our software slowing down, or running out of hard drive space, or about not being able to find your way around a growing library. You just focus on capturing the beautiful moments in your life, and we make sure that you never lose track of them.