I believe that most people print photos only on special occasions once in a Blue Moon. But the new Google Photos test subscription wants to make photo printing a habit. It helps you select the ten best photos you took every month. It will then order prints for you, and they will be delivered to your address.
In August this year, Flickr brought back its photo printing service. Alex (a.k.a. Shaka1277) ordered two prints to see what they look like, and he kindly shared his impressions with DIYP and our readers. But, many people wanted to know more about prints from Flickr and about the ordering process itself. So, we ordered a bunch of them and here we bring you a truly in-depth review.
I printed some of my photos: color and black and white, digital and film; in different finishes and different sizes. You’ll see what they look like, and I even did some torture-testing. I got everything in photos, videos, and of course – in writing, so you can get a full picture. So let’s get right into it!
There are many reasons to print your photos: we’ve urged you to do it dozens of times. Having your images printed has plenty of good sides, but it comes with a set of questions that makes most of us confused. In this video, Aaron Nace of PHLEARN teams up with Xander Fischer of Print Lab Chicago to talk about this topic. They answer some of the most asked questions about photo printing and give you some tips that will help you get perfect prints every time.
Despite the fact that we live in the digital era, printing your photos is still a fantastic way to preserve your precious memories (or make a creative project). Google Photos has introduced a new feature that lets you order prints straight through the app and pick them from a local CVS Pharmacy or Walmart store the same day. Along with the new printing feature, Google Photos has some more changes, all revolving around reliving your memories.
Dear writer of the Forbes Magazine article, “Your Top 10 Objects Your Kids Don’t Want,”
I just read your article. In it, you outline the objects in your home that you feel one’s children will not want passed on to them. You state the list was inspired by conversations with your 30-year old son and boomer clients and their millennial heirs. I must admit, I was a little dubious going in, as I know that millennials, for all their love of tiny homes and Marie Kondo lifestyles, are also responsible for the resurgence of vinyl records and shooting with film cameras. Pretty sure Leica gives a beanie away with every camera purchase. If they don’t, they should.
I received a letter from Costco that the location I frequent for my 8lbs of ground beef and jumbo bottle of vodka is closing their photo department.
Because in spite of more pictures being taken now than in any time in the history of photography, people are simply not printing their snapshots and, because of this rapid decline in printing volume, it makes no financial sense to keep the photo department open.
And after reading this letter, I have one thing to say:
People…WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
100 years from now, no one is going to care who I am. I know this. I don’t mean that in a bad way and I don’t say it in the hopes someone will contradict me and shower me with praise; this is not said as Compliment Bait.
No, I say it because it’s true. 100 years from now, no one is going to care who I was. The same probably goes for you, too. In fact, with a few exceptions, it goes for most people. Command an army, serve as president, discover the cure for stupidness…history will remember you. But for most of us, this simply isn’t true. History won’t remember us. The wonderful every day glorious things we did: raise a family, work hard, bake a mean apple pie, help our neighbors…these things will never make it into the history books.
(And then Missy took it way down regarding photography–so far down, that she referred to herself in the 3rd person. xoxo)
I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed.
I have no idea how to wear a scarf without looking like it’s 1974 and I am constantly changing my online passwords because I can’t remember them. I am not skilled at statistics and conducting a simple cost analysis makes me break out in hives.
But…I think about things. A lot.
And one of the things I’ve been thinking about recently is why photographers stopped selling paper prints. And I have a theory.