There is a sad, sad epidemic happening in the US right now. It’s called “I-don’t-print-my-photos-itis”.
Kidding. First world problem, I know. But seriously, how many WONDERFUL pictures do you have trapped on your phone!? It’s SAD!
There is no telling what technology we’ll have in 10 or 20 or 50 years – Will I be able to get my pictures off my ancient iPhone? Will the computer I have them backed-up on crash and die and go to computer heaven? Will the Cloud dissolve into thin air? How will you show your pictures off if there is no more Facebook to post to? I can’t stress the importance of printing your pictures. And not at the corner drug store, please! Pictures printed by a great photo lab on archival paper with fade proof inks, calibrated to a true match color will last for generations!
I use Miller’s Lab for all of my professional printing and their “everybody” lab, Mpix, has a fabulous app for printing your phone pictures – including 4×4 square prints from your Instagram photos!
You can visit Mpix online – it’s the only place I recommend ANYONE prints ANY pictures – especially your digital images form a professional session – mine or any other photographer’s (That you have permission to print. duh.)
The app is incredibly easy to use. Just open it, tap add prints and say ok when it asks to access your photo album.
Select the images you want to print. A little red circle with a check-mark on it will appear when you touch a picture to add to your cart. To “unselect” the image, just tap it again. Pick one, five, or your entire camera roll. If your phone is anything like mine, you’ve caught some great shots – aren’t you getting excited about printing them??
For each image you choose, you get to pick:
- The size – from 4×4 square to 8×10 AND 5×15 for your panoramic images. The app will tell you if an image can’t be printed in a specific size.
- Paper type – choose from e-surface (a beautiful matte paper) or pearl. (Next to the paper choices is an option to convert to black & white and rotate your image.)
- Choose how many of each print you want – this is a GREAT time to get a few extras for family and friends.
Then Add it to your cart!
When you’ve added all the images you want to your cart, checkout is quick and easy. The app will save your info for the next time you want to print!
Get your pictures OFF your phone and make them become tangible memories of the amazing life you’re living!