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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Tech Insider: No excuse not to print smartphone pics

Published 01/08/2014 | 02:30

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There's now no excuse not to print photos from your phone

Smart-phones have ensured that we never leave the house without a camera, and yet a side effect of our smart technology use is that we don't print photographs any more. Most of us are guilty of storing photos on our phones or computers; but when was the last time you filled a photo album or even held a printed photograph?

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Having tried various printing services, the best value, quality and service was found at www.photobox.ie.

Uploading photos to the site could not have been easier. It's simply a case of sourcing the pictures on your computer and hitting upload. From there, the customer is given the opportunity to select finishing touches, and then hit order.

Delivery time was less than a week and the final photos were stunning.

Having tried numerous printing options, the preferred finish was matte with white border. One thing to be wary of is that printing photos from Instagram etc may not work due to sizing issues.

The photos were delivered in small boxes which are great for storing the pictures and ensures photos don't get damaged during delivery. A number of the photo printing sites offer a certain number of prints free upon sign up, and this is the case with PhotoBox.ie (50 free prints).

If having individual photos printed doesn't really appeal to you, there are other options that will get the photos off your devices and in view!

Apple computers come loaded with iPhoto software which gives users the option of making photo-books and calendars using their photographs. This type of service is available on sites such as www.photobox.ie and www.snapfish.ie, but the finished products from Apple were of higher quality, though much more expensive.

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