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Online Photo Printing

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Digital cameras have become big business in recent years and there are a range of other portable devices, such as mobile phones, which have the capabilities of taking photos. While digital photos can be stored on a PC for viewing, there are many people that like to also have the option of printing out their pictures. There are various ways that this can be done with online photo printing being a common option these days.

If you search on the internet you will find a number of companies that offer the service of online photo printing. While buying your own printer is an option, these can be expensive and you also have the cost of buying ink cartridges, paper and maintaining the printer yourself. Using the services of an online printing company can be an easier and more convenient way to get your prints, especially if you only print out occasionally and do not want to go to the expense of buying your own printer.

If you decide to use an online photo printing service there are many companies that offer this. Some of those that get decent reviews for their service include Kodak Gallery, Walgreens Photo Service, Shutterfly and Snapfish. However these are only a few of the companies that provide online printing of photos and there are many to choose from. With a little research you should be able to identify a service that suits your needs.

To use online photo printing services it is generally a case of setting up an account with the company of your choice. A computer and an internet connection are required to do this and setting up an account is mostly free to do. It usually entails creating a username and password for your account, which can be done fairly quickly. Once your account is set up most of the companies have a range of services on offer with online printing being only one of these. Other features can include services such as photo editing, photo storage, online photo albums and creating posters and prints.

Printing out photos online is usually a simple process. The first step is to upload the photos to your online account. Once the photos are in your account, you have the choice of enhancing these and creating special effects if you choose. You then select the size of the prints that you want and in most cases the photos are printed out and sent to your home address. However, there are also many companies that offer in-store pick up. Walgreens Photo Service and Snapfish are a couple of these and this can be a quicker way to get your photos if you need them in a hurry.

The cost of online photo printing will depend on the size of prints you choose. The most affordable option tends to be standard sized 4 x 6 prints. Most of the companies that offer online printing can do this for around 8 cents to 20 cents. However printing out larger photos can be more expensive with some larger prints costing up to $1.50 to print.

If you want to get prints of your photos and do not have easy access to a printer, then online photo printing is an option to consider. It is reasonably simple to do and also affordable, especially for standard sized prints. With the various services that are offered by online print companies, it can be a good idea to set up a free account in case you ever need digital photos printed out.