You CAN Frame The Moments Of Your Life

You can frame a moment. But you can´t frame life.
— Armin Houman

Once you have uploaded your favorite photos into one of the available media bins, you can start posting them in any of your living spaces for the world to see.

Every picture posted in a space (except for two, and we’ll identify them below) has either a standard or a custom frame around it to enhance its appearance.

Standard Frames

A default black frame (see the below image) is automatically assigned to any image that is placed directly on a wall.

At any time after placement you can change the black frame to one of these other standard frame options (all of them are free):

Examples of Black, Orange Plastic, and Light Wood Standard Frames

  • Light Wood (see image at right)

  • White Plastic

  • Tan Plastic

  • Red Plastic

  • Orange Plastic (see image at right)

  • Black Plastic

  • Stripe Material

  • Light Metal

  • Contemporary Brown Metal

  • Contemporary Black Metal

  • No Frame (the only standard frame option without a visible border)

You can change a standard frame’s appearance any time you wish, but if you remove the photo from the room, whatever frame currently assigned to it also disappears.

If you place that photo again later, you will start with the default black frame.

Note that you are not able to place an empty standard frame in a living space.

Custom Frames

Custom frames differ from standard frames in the following ways:

  • They can be placed in a living space without first assigning pictures to them

  • Custom desktop frames can be scaled in all three dimensions

  • A custom frame cannot be replaced/exchanged without first removing (i.e., returning it to its media bin) any photo added to it

  • Custom frames are premium products - they can be purchased within the game

The following styles of custom frames are available:

  • Desktop

    • Single frame

    • Multiframe (desktop) - 3 and 4 photo options

  • Wall

    • Metal Single frame (wall)

    • Plastic single frame (wall)

    • Wood single frame (wall)

    • Multiframe (wall) - 3, 5, and 8 photo options

    • Custom canvas (frameless)

To add a picture to a custom frame, simply drag it from a media bin, a placed standard frame, or from another custom frame in the same room over the custom frame and release it.

It will snap in place at the destination location.

In the pictures at right and above, you can see examples of how photos look displayed in several of the available custom frames.

To see the rest of them - along with our full furniture collection - sign up for a free Egowall account today.

Experience the fun of creating an online home that shows the world all your interests and accomplishments.

Frame your life’s moments - in many styles and colors - with Egowall and Be The Real You™.

20+ Colorful Frames To Highlight Your Favorite Photos

The most compelling things available for telling your story in Egowall can be found on your computer's hard drive or in your smartphone's Camera Roll.

Upload your favorite photos or other digital artworks into the game from your PC, laptop or any cloud service (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) to get started.

Once pictures have been stored in one of the available media bins, you can start displaying them in any of your living spaces.

To enhance the images' appearance, we provide two different frame types for them - standard and custom.

Let's learn a bit more about them and why you might choose one over the other.

Standard Frames

When you drag a picture from storage to a wall, the image is automatically assigned a black frame.

At any time thereafter you can (optionally) change the black frame to one of these color/ material options:

Available Standard Frame Styles

  • Light Wood

  • White Plastic

  • Tan Plastic

  • Red Plastic

  • Orange Plastic

  • Black Plastic

  • Stripe Material

  • Light Metal

  • Contemporary Brown Metal

  • Contemporary Black Metal

  • No Frame

You can change the frame's appearance (or remove it altogether) any time you wish, but if you remove the photo from the room, the frame disappears with it.

Standard frames are available to users at no additional cost.

Custom Frames

Single Frame - Desktop

Single Frame - Desktop

Custom frames behave differently than standard frames, as follows:

  • They are placed in a living space without first assigning pictures to them

  • All custom frames can be resized, but desktop frames (unlike wall frames) can be scaled in all three dimensions

  • A custom frame cannot be replaced/exchanged without first removing (i.e., returning it to its media bin) any photo added to it.

Wood Single Frame - Wall

The following styles of custom frames are available:

  • Single frame (desktop)

  • Multiframe (desktop) - 3 and 4 photo options

  • Metal Single frame (wall)

  • Plastic single frame (wall)

  • Wood single frame (wall)

  • Multiframe (wall) - 3, 5, and 8 photo options

  • Custom canvas (frameless)

Multiphoto Desktop Frame

To add a picture to a custom frame, simply drag it over the custom frame and release it. It will snap in place at the destination location.

The image can come from a media bin, from a placed standard frame, or from another custom frame in the same room.

Custom frames are premium products - they must be purchased within the game.

In the gallery below, you can see examples of how photos look displayed in several of the available custom frames.

Custom Frame Examples

To see the rest of our furniture collection and to experience the fun of creating a space that shows the world your interests and accomplishments, sign up for a free Egowall account today.

It's time to Be The Real You™.

Use Timeless Photos To Showcase Your Favorite Adventures

Timely vs. Timeless

Last fall, this blog featured a living space that showcased photos taken during the State Fair of Texas (which is simply the best state fair in these United States, but we digress).

Those photos told a timely story of what it was like to attend the 2017 fair.

It's the type of post that gathers interest in the time of year (autumn) that the fair is held. But some might not really consider it as relevant at other times and not be interested in visiting it.

How Giraffes Drink

With that in mind, we have created a new evergreen showcase space - one that does not become dated soon after publication.

That means including photographs and an accompanying story that are timeless.

Hopefully it will be one that people will want to see whenever they happen to discover it.

A Little Background

Recently our family took a once in a lifetime (probably) trip to Africa, where we visited South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

This Is a Termite Mound. Be Very Afraid.

The junket was organized by Road Scholar, which seeks to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel.

It offers more than 5000 learning adventures in 150 countries and all 50 states, and serves more than 100,000 participants per year.

The trip we selected was "African Safari: A Close-up on Wildlife," a 15-day, 14-night adventure in which we and fifteen other people

  • stayed at hotels and game lodges in three different countries,
  • took more than a dozen open-air game drives at all times of the day and night
  • observed and experienced unique cultural activities
  • ate amazing food that we didn't even know existed
  • got up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, and more
  • felt the spray from Victoria Falls, one of the world's great natural wonders
  • learned about termites, animal social behavior and the local history and geography

Between two SLR cameras and two smartphones, we took more than 1500 photographs to document our experience.

Sharing Our Favorite Photos

The Southern Africa Showcase 2017 living space (seen below at right) feature seventeen of our favorite pictures from the trip.

Southern Africa Showcase Living Space View #1

Included are a mix of animal photos, landscape shots and pictures of the general surroundings we encountered.

We have so many good images to share that we plan to update the living space regularly.

By doing so, we want to make it much like a real art gallery, with rotating exhibitions.

We know that many of you have exciting pictures of vacations or other family activities that you could showcase in a similar way.

Southern Africa Showcase Living Space View #2

Southern Africa Showcase Living Space View #2

It is our sincere hope that this article inspires you do to sign up for a free Egowall account and do exactly that.

Once you have created it (them?), share the link(s) for your showcase(s) in the comments below and on other social media platforms.

It's time to let the whole world see The Real You™.

We hope you will visit our Southern Africa showcase now and again in the future to tell us which photos are your favorites. Please leave comments on the pictures when you drop by.

If you have any questions about the trip itself, just leave a public note or private message in the space and we will be happy to get back in touch with you.

And if you're interested in a different way of exploring the world around you - especially areas that you likely would never otherwise see, we recommend that you check out the offerings at Road Scholar.


NOTE: We have no business relationship with Road Scholar and were not compensated in any way for the comments and recommendations included in this post. We just think they have a great product and treat their customers very well.