Whistler, my mom and I recently took an amazing family trip to Puerto Vallarta. Unfortunately papa and daddy couldn’t come along but I wanted to be able to share every moment of this awesome trip with them. So when I was asked by Marriott to try out their new Tripographer photo sharing program, I thought what better way to share than by creating a virtual tour and slide show of our adventure? With Tripographer I was able to create a slide show of everything we did, complete with actual street-view tours.
This looks and sounds like it was a lot of work but truthfully, it was fairly simple. To create the most memorable experience I first uploaded my photos to Tripographer and “treated” them to 16 editing options like blur, monochrome and over expose. The hardest part was deciding which photos to use. I could upload them from my computer, facebook, Instagram and Flickr so there were no shortage of choices. *NOTE* when you upload your photos, Tripographer decreases the resolution and they may not appear as crisp as your original photo.
From there I imported them to the slideshow via my edited Tripographer Album. While building the slideshow I had 27 transition styles at my disposal as well as the ability to display photos for varying length of times. I could also add captions to tell the funny and exciting stories behind the photos – like the time Whistler fell asleep mid-horseback ride. Even more importantly, I could tag specific locations in the photos for my family to see while taking the tour.
Once the slideshow is finished I created a virtual tour. Building the tour is easy. Just enter in the locations and Tripographers intuitive program takes care of the rest. Then it was just a matter of importing my created slideshow and adding any additional captions. Tripographer took care of the rest. Finally, I could share the tour on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google + and LinkedIn and tons more sites.
The site is still in Beta, but you can try Tripographer for yourself if you like. I hope they make this into an iPhone app, as it would much easier for me to create on the fly if I didn’t have to do it from my computer.
What I think is really neat is that my friends and family really can tour our trip. While watching the tour they can pause to look around the landscape – a full 360 degree view, as well as see any photos or audio I tagged at that location. It’s nice to have more than just pictures to show family and friends. With Tripographer they can see our entire trip and all the memories we made during our vacation no matter how far apart we are.
Disclaimer: This conversation is made possible through Niche Mommy Network & Conference in partnership with Marriott. As always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.