Thursday, January 5th, 2017

January 2017 desktop calendar

January 2017 desktop calendar

Our first desktop calendar for 2017 was taken this week at Keyhaven near Lymington. The combination of high tide and sunset made for the great view!

To use this image for your desktop wallpaper, please click here to download the hi-res version.

(For best results, set wallpaper to ‘centre’). For personal use only – thanks.

Friday, November 18th, 2016

How to download your instagram photos

So you’d like to download your Instagram photos, but are not sure how it’s done. Well please read on, as we can help!

Whilst Instagram is great for creating and sharing photos, it’s a shame for them to sit on your computer. Now you can show them off in a stunning Forty Niner photo collage (see the example below). There is an easy way to take your photos off your phone so you can send them to us and you can also keep a backup. We have written a step by step guide for you below.

Instagram photo collage

Your smartphone photo library is likely to contain your most recent uploaded Instagram photos.  However, older photos may have been uploaded on a previous phone so you no longer have access to the originals. If you want to go back to older photos, you’ll need to download them from your Instagram account.

There are a number of websites that can help in this area. The best one we’ve found so far is Instaport as it not only allows you to choose which of your Instagram photos you want to download, but it’s also very easy to use.

So, here are 3 simple steps on how to download your Instagram photos.

STEP 1: Visit the Instaport website and enter in the username or Instagram website address for your Instagram account (here we have used the Life Poster Instagram account).

Download Instagram photos

STEP 2: You will be taken to the next page where your Instagram photos will be loaded onto the screen. Simply choose which photos to download by clicking on the image. A tick appears over the image to tell you that it’s been selected. Once you’ve chosen your photos, click the ‘Download Selected’ button to begin the download. Alternatively, you can click the ‘Download All Posts’ button to download your complete Instagram library in one go.

How to download your Instagram photos

STEP 3: Your photos will be downloaded to your computer as a ZIP file. Once you open this ZIP file you will be able to see your Instagram photos.

The Forty-Niner life poster is ideal for your favourite 49 Instagram pics. Now you can send us your photos so we can create a stunning Life Poster for you to enjoy every day!

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Order dates for delivery in time for Christmas 2016

Life Poster Christmas ordering deadlines

Here are the dates when we need your order if you’d like to receive it in time for Christmas. If you have any queries we can help with please just contact us on 01590 427440 or email us.

Order by 2nd December for these framed photo collages
Frazer 86 XL A1
Pearl 56

Order by 5th December for these framed photo collages
Frazer 86
Happy 100
Levi 36
Jubilee 24
Day Trip
Second 20

Order by 12th December for all unframed photo collages

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

From floor to wall – your paintings in a photo collage

Painting fireworks

Creating something really eye catching to hang on your wall is easier than you might think. It was the day of Bonfire Night and our boys wanted to make some firework themed artwork. Inspiration came after seeing an innovative firework painting idea using kitchen rolls, so we decided to give it a go. Half an hour later we had 24 paintings to show for our efforts and as you can see below, I have turned our artwork into a Jubilee 24 framed life poster. The end result looks pretty good (even if we do say so ourselves!) and looks great hung on the wall. It’s not only a piece of art in its own right, but a great way to capture a happy, creative afternoon.


If you want to try it, it’s very quick and easy. All you need to do is take a photo of each painting, (a smartphone camera works fine) and then send us your photos just as they are. We will crop each painting to fit the cells and place them to create a balanced and colourful collage, ready for you to hang on your wall.

Fireworks painting photo collage

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

November 2016 desktop calendar

November 2016 wallpaper calendar

The photo for November is of the Lymington River just after dawn.

To use this image for your desktop wallpaper, please click here to download the hi-res version.

(For best results, set wallpaper to ‘centre’). For personal use only – thanks.

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