Steve wants to make a gift


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Steve wants to make a gift from a photo

A graphic of a photo being converted to a jigsaw

What's coming up?

In this activity, we'll follow Steve as he researches websites that offer professional prints of personal photos.

He discovers that these sites don’t just provide framed prints or posters, they have many other products to choose from too, including turning a photo into a fun jigsaw.

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Steve is looking for a birthday gift for his sister

Steve wants to give his sister a birthday gift that’s fun but also personal. He has heard that you can order prints of family photos on the internet, so he opens his web browser to search for ideas.

A graphic of a personal photo wrapped up as a gift
A fictional advertisement on a web page for our Squirrel Print company

Steve searches online

Steve searches for photo printing service in his browser and sees a search result for a website called SquirrelPrint. He notes it’s an encrypted Australian website (the web address includes https://), and as it's an Australia site, he won’t incur any international shipping fees for anything he orders. He decides to visit the Squirrel Print website.

Steve visits the SquirrelPrint website

Steve clicks on the Squirrel Print search result, and the SquirrelPrint website loads.

He notices there are lots of gift options to choose from. SquirrelPrint offers:

  • expensive framed prints
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • novelty printed coffee mugs
  • t-shirts and tea towels
  • face masks and more!
A graphic of our fictional Squirrel Print website home page
The range of products available at SquirrelPrint using a personal photo

Steve could get gifts for his whole family...

There are so many options, and each can be created from a single uploaded photo. Steve could get gifts for his whole family here.

However, since this is the first time he’ll be using SquirrelPrint, Steve decides to just get the jigsaw option for his sister.

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eSafety tip

It's important to do your own research when choosing a photo print service, to make sure it’s right for you. Be aware that some websites don’t show postage costs up front, and some may incur overseas postage fees. Check for user reviews, which will give you an idea of how good the final product is.

Well done!

You have completed the Steve wants to make a gift from a photo activity. You’ve followed Steve as he decides which gift to make for his sister.

Next up, in the Steve uploads his photo activity, you’ll learn how he first makes sure his photo is the size required to make the jigsaw, and then uploads it to the SquirrelPrint website.

A graphic of Steve and the gift-wrapped present he's about to create for his sister