As technology developing, more and more people switch to use their smartphone to take pictures. To catch up such trends, many photo print services released mobile apps. With these apps, we could print photos on our smartphone directly. However, there are too many photo printing apps on the market to identify the most appropriate one. So, we test and compare the most popular photo printing applications and share the top five apps in this article. In our test, we examine the multiple variables, like the quality of prints, whether easy to use, stability, extensive features and more. You make a decision according to your requirements.

 

Walgreens

Support: iOS & Android

Walgreens is not only a pharmacy vender, but also one of the most popular photo printing apps.

Pros

  1. This app provides extensive features, including photo printing.
  2. Walgreens app provides extensive editing features for pictures, like templates and text.
  3. The prints quality is rather well and the price is not expensive as well.
  4. Users could choose to ship the prints to home or pick up the pictures in the nearby store. This app will show you the nearby stores’ locations.

Cons

  1. The printing features are combined with the pharmacy services, so the app looks a little messy.

 

PostalPix

Support: iOS & Android

PostalPix app is a free to use app and helps you to upload the photo you want to print from smartphone to PostalPix directly.

Pros

  1. This app is well-designed and easy to navigate.
  2. Users could print Instagram photos within PostalPix app.
  3. PostalPix provides only a few editing tools, like crop.
  4. The app asks users to select prints size before select photos and displays the orders according to prints sizes.

Cons

  1. PostalPix app spends longer time to upload the photos than other top photo printing apps.
  2. The prices are higher compared to other apps that provide the same prints quality.

 

Shutterfly

Support: Android & iOS

Shutterfly is a dedicated photo printing app with some unique advantages.

Pros

  1. Shutterfly has a dedicated app for iPad, so users could enjoy the larger screen.
  2. Within Shutterfly, you can create a photo collage and order prints with built-in photo collage builder.
  3. This photo printing app provides some unique editing features, like borders and styles.
  4. The prints quality is pretty good, no matter the color accuracy or the details.

Cons

  1. The price is higher than similar apps.
  2. Shutterfly only supports to ship prints to home. There is no local in-store pickup option.

 

Kicksend

Support: Android & iOS

Kicksend is not only a photo printing app, but also a photo sharing social platform.

Pros

  1. Kicksend allows users to print photos without registry.
  2. You can print your photos or followers’ photos shared within Kicksend.
  3. Users could decide to ship the prints to home or pick them up in stores, like CVS, Duane Reade, Walgreens, and Target.
  4. The speed to upload and print photos is higher than other apps.

Cons

  1. This photo printing app has integrated social media feature, so it is not as easy to use as other printing apps.

 

PhotoBox – Print & Gifts

Support: Android & iOS

PhotoBox could help you to upload the photos from smartphone to photo printing services easily.

Pros

  1. This app provides multiple prints products, including canvas, gift and photo mug.
  2. New users could enjoy 40 free high quality prints.
  3. PhotoBox offers each account unlimited storage to save photos.
  4. This photo printing app is easy to navigate.

Cons

  1. This app is only available in Europe currently.

 

Preparation

Based on our test, the photo printing apps above all provide high quality prints; however, the quality of the original picture is essential to get a perfect print. We suggest you to enhance your photos with iFotosoft Photo Denoise before print with these apps.

How to enhance photos with Photo Denoise

  1. Launch Photo Denoise on an accessible PC and tap on the Import button on the bottom to load the photos to enhance. Photo Denoise also supports drag-and-drop command.
  2. Photo Denoise will detect and display various noises on the photos. You can adjust the sliders of Luminance noise and Chrominance noise options to eliminate noises.
  3. If you want to highlight the details, you can adjust the value of Sharpen options.
  4. Photo Denoise has the capacity to detect the faces on imported photos and allows users to beautify the portrait with the features of Auto Detect and Face Soften.
  5. After editing, press Save button to store the results on your computer or tap on Share button to share them on social media.

The biggest benefit of Photo Denoise is to handle photos in batch, which could save a lot of time when you want to print multiple photos.

 

Conclusion

Based on the introductions above, you might learn the top five photo printers for smartphones. They all have some benefits and advantages. Walgreens, for example, provides the most cost-effective photo printing services. Although PostalPix has higher prices, it allows users to print Instagram photos directly. Shutterfly has released a dedicated app for iPad users to take advantage of larger screen and it has the ability to print photo collage. Kicksend combines the photo printing feature and photo sharing feature together. And PhotoBox offers every user an unlimited storage. If you are looking for the best photo printing app, you can choose one from the top-five-list. On the other hand, these apps could improve the quality of prints; but if the original photos are too poor to print, these best printers cannot help you too. So, you’d better enhance and de-noise the photos with iFotosoft Photo Denoise when you prepare to print these photos.