Get Photos Off Of Your Phone and Into Your Life
Last week I talked about the best way to transfer photos from your phone to your computer. This week I want to focus on ways you can print photos directly from your iPhone or Android device.
I always like the idea of prints around the house, but I don’t have the time or patience for ordering them in bulk and going to pick them up at the local Walgreens.
Alas, there’s an app for that!
I’ve test driven apps that allow me to select and order prints directly from my phone, and then they show up in my mailbox a few days later. Here are my top three recommendations:
PostalPix is my favorite photo printing app so far! Download the app, connect your phone’s photos, and enter an address and credit card. Voilà! Prints start at about $0.50 and I can have them mailed to family and friends as well as myself.
Print Studio does more than just photo prints: they’ve also got photobooks, magnets, wall art, etc. They offer prints in a variety of sizes on high quality, cardstock-like paper. The prints also have a slick white border giving them a high-end look and feel. The only downside is that you have to order prints in chunks, starting at about $10 for 24 photos.
Chatbooks takes your Instagram feed and creates 60 pages books for you to love, display, and gift. It takes almost all of the work out of it — you just connect your Instagram account and the books generate for you. You can make minor modifications by changing the book cover or editing text. You can also adjust your settings to decide what will show up in the books, such as photo captions, locations, dates, etc. Once you’re ready, you can enter your credit card info and address and books come to your doorstep.
Apps for On-the-Go Lifestyles
These three apps are best for individuals who want prints quickly and easily, with minimal fuss. These are not best for individuals who want to meticulously craft the look and feel of each item. That being said, I’m finding a great deal of joy in seeing the photos up around my house and each of these apps are well worth considering!
Which smartphone apps do you love and use for photo printing?