Do you like to take pictures on your phone? How many pictures do you generally take on your phone daily? If you’re like most people, you take multiple photos each day and more often than not, completely forget about them after a week or so. While digital devices have made our lives easier, these have also made it a bit harder to appreciate the joy of preserving important moments in life.
One of the ways to appreciate such moments is by getting these moments printed on paper. This is why online photo printing services have become popular. Some people also use photo printing services to create unique gifts for their loved ones.
However, there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a photo printing service. Here are a few tips on how to go about choosing a high-quality picture printing service:
The most important thing that matters is the quality of print. After all, you are spending money to preserve your memories and the least you expect from any photo printing service is good quality photos. However, you’re in a catch 22 situation here, as you can’t really judge the quality of photos without placing an order. In such situations, it is best to rely on customer reviews on popular social media networks as well as review websites. These reviews should give you a good idea of the quality of printing offered by different services.
It is better to choose a photo printing service that offers an automatic/manual cropping function as well as colour correction options. While there are a number of photo correction or photo retouch apps available for desktop use as well as for online use, not everyone wants to take the time to learn new software to get some photos printed. It is better to choose a service that offers image correction options, colour correction options, as well as image cropping options right after you upload the photos for printing.
There was a time when the only available photo printing option was the standard size but things have changed and you have a lot of options today such as calendars, different types of albums, different types of photo frames, different sizes, different materials and various other options. In short, you don’t have to stick to the old standard-sized photos. While it is also a great way to create a unique gift for your loved ones, it is better to choose a service that offers a variety of options such as mounted prints, metal prints, canvas prints, collages, photo books, various sizes, various materials and other such options.
Photo printing prices have come down substantially over the years. It is one of the main attractions of online photo printing services as they print photos at a scale that helps them in bringing down their operational costs and they are able to pass on the savings to their customers. However, you should always compare the prices of photo printing services being offered by different companies in order to get the best value for your money. When comparing prices, you should first make sure that there is no compromise in terms of the quality of prints as well as the type of options you would like to have.
Plenty of people still like to shoot on film. If you are someone who likes to click pictures the old way, it is better to find a photo printing service that offers printing from negatives. Keep in mind that not all the businesses offering ‘print from negative’ services return the negatives. If negatives are important for you, make sure to read their terms and conditions before sending them the negatives.
Nobody likes to wait an eternity to get their printed photos. Usually, reliable online photo printing services mail the photos in 5 to 7 business days. Once again, you need to rely on genuine customer reviews on various review websites and social media platforms to determine the usual time it takes for a photo printing service to return your photos.
To conclude, an online photo printing service does make your life easy by allowing you to get your photos printed from the comfort of your own home. However, not all online photo printing services are the same. You need to do your own research in order to find a good quality photo printing service. Focus on variety, quality of prints, touch up options, time taken and other such factors to make the right choice.
If you’re looking for the best store in Sydney for your online photo printing, then look no further than Photoland. We offer a complete range of products and services from print photos and scanning, right through to picture framing and photo albums.
Please call us today on (02) 9235 1933 or leave an enquiry.