Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- When was the last time you actually used a camera? Either digital or with film? The percentage of people taking pictures with their smartphone or tablet computer is increasing every day.
With the kids out for summer break, family vacations, picnics, and parties, those family photos are being taken more and more on a mobile device. How do you get them from your phone onto paper?
I have years of photos on my cell phone. Family photos. Vacation photos. Pet photos. I want to get real copies of 'em in my hand, so I can keep them & share 'em with family. But when I search the app store I found one hundred eight different photo apps!
There are apps for specific printers, different companies, and with a ton of options -- even one to print your photo on real canvas.
I've slogged through a bunch of them & gone for the two easiest for you to use, and they'll give you the option of picking up your photos locally.
The first one is from the Walgreens (Android - iPhone/iPad) - along with their sales info, store locations, and pharmacy access, you can upload photos right from your mobile device.
Just create a free account, upload your photos, and pick them up at the Walgreens location you choose: say you're on vacation, you can pick a store close to you. The prints start at just nineteen cents per - and can be ready for you in less than an hour.
The second app I recommend is called LifePics (Android - iPhone/iPad) -- and just like the last app you set up a free account...
You can choose to print your photos at either a CVS pharmacy or an Office Depot anywhere close to you - that's a combined total of over 18,000 locations - but either way the prints will again cost nineteen cents a copy.
If you like you can have prints mailed to you for a small additional charge from both Walgreens and the LifePics stores - that'll be an option when you check out inside the app.