There was a time when smartphones and computers were not around. People took their photos with cameras and got them printed.
Today, our smartphones can archive hundreds of thousands of photos, thanks to the ever-increasing SD card memory. But what if you lose your smartphone or it gets stolen? Or it bricks all of a sudden for absolutely no reason? You’d lose access to your precious college memories, picnic photos that you’ve cherished for all of your life. Don’t worry, we’ve come with several options to help you make your photos future-proof.
Print Photos From Your Phone Using a Cloud Printer
Do you already have a printer? Does your printer support Wi-Fi connectivity? If it isn’t old enough, it probably does. With a Wi-Fi-enabled printer, you can order quick cloud prints from your computer, Macbook, tablet, or smartphone. A cloud printer doesn’t require the need for hard-wired cables, printer drivers or special software.
To set up your cloud printer, you will need to connect your printer and smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network as both will have the same SSID and password.
You’ve got several choices:
Google Cloud Print
Google Cloud Print can help you remotely print photos, web pages and documents from your phone, Chromebook or computer. The best thing is that you can share your printer with other trusted devices. To protect your privacy, any documents uploaded to the Google server are automatically deleted after completion of the printing job.
Apple AirPrint supports full-quality documents, photos with added features such as automated media selection, easy discovery, enterprise-class customizability. Apple supports a long list of printer manufacturers including popular ones such as Canon, Dell, Fuji, HP, Kodak, Mi, Samsung and Toshiba. It also supports many non-popular brands including Gestetner, Infotec, Konica, Kyocera, Lanier, Lexmark, Muratec, NRG, NTT, OKI, Olivetti, Panthum, Lantronix, Ricoh, Savin, Sharp, Sindoh, TA Triumph-Adler, Xerox.
Order Photo Prints Using High-Quality Photo Printing Services
Walmart is popularly known for offering high-quality products at lowest rates. Walmart’s photo printing service is no exception. You can order photo prints by mail without leaving your home.
You can order photo prints in a variety of sizes. You can order your photos to be printed over mugs, phone cases, birthday cards, gift cards, holiday cards, canvas bags, puzzles, blankets, or order your personalized photo book or calendar.
SnapFish is another cheap photo ordering service that offers the highest quality photo prints with a modern web interface and tons of in-store options. You can order your photos to be printed over gifts, calendars, smartphone cases, pillows, etc.
SnapFish offers a huge design set of over 1800 items. Some of the design sets are charged as low as $1. Premium options are also available with scalloped edges, foil printing, among others.
Unlike the photo services mentioned above, Minted is one of the most expensive photo services. It has a massive collection of card templates to choose from, and offers wonderful customizability.
Minted is easy to use. It only takes bulk orders in fives with a minimum order quantity of 25 cards. Before ordering, it’s best to check if there are any seasonal discounts available. Minted users can also submit their photos to order personalized custom designs from Minted artists for special events.