Jessops, the biggest photographic brand on the UK high street has created a slick, user-friendly photo printing app.
Choose either 6x4 or 7x5-inch prints, locate the photos you want to print and drag them onto the basket. Each picture is displayed like a photo album, which looks great.
The iOS version lets you crop, zoom and add filter effects, editing tools sadly missing from the Android version. Prints start at a reasonable 28p and there’s a £2.25 delivery charge. Size limitations will put some off and it’s a shame there’s no in-store pick up, but this is a beautifully designed app.
Instagram is the most famous photography app, enabling users to apply artistic filters to pictures within seconds and share them with friends. However you currently can’t print using Instagram, which is where iPrintagram comes in.
Log in using your Instagram details and the app links to your account. Using an interface very similar to Instagram select your pictures (you need a minimum of three), pay via PayPal and wait 2-3 days for prints.
Priced 2.99 for three; prints aren’t cheap, but that does include shipping and you can pay using PayPal. If we had to gripe we’d say there aren’t any editing options, but then that’s what Instagram is for.
Touchnote is a fantastic app that lets you turn photos into postcards, which are printed and sent to family and friends. Select the photo, rotate and zoom to fit, locate your contact and add a message.
Samsung currently sponsors the app, which means all postcards are free for Android uses until the end of August. After that it costs £7.45 for credit for six postcards, which seems expensive, but when you consider that includes postage to anywhere in the world, Touchnote swiftly becomes a convenient way of keeping in touch.
Out of all the apps we’re looking at, Fotobox offers the most comprehensive selection of print sizes; ranging from 6x4 to 16x12 inches, along with the choice of a glossy and matte finishes and even a white border.
The app is very simple to use, upload your pictures, select the quantity and print. There are no frills and no crop, rotate or editing options. Starting at 45p a print, plus with £1.95 postage (or East Sussex store pickup) Fotobox isn’t the cheapest photo app but for variety and convenience it’s worth a look.