Do we want to print our photos online? Let’s see together the best sites to use for printing to receive them at home at a good price.
With our smartphones we have taken many photos during the holidays or at an important event and, viewing the photos from the app Galleria, we realized that many of these deserve to be printed on a photo album, so that we can review them at any time without having to open the phone or access the photo cloud.
Even if printing photos has become an uncommon activity among young and very young people and even if there are perhaps cheaper specialized shops, printing photos using an online service can still be a convenient and efficient idea, because it makes delivery easier ( the incio of the photographs) and allows you to receive them directly at home best sites to print photos in Italy, so that you can have them in paper form or to give a photo album to parents or relatives or to people who care most about keeping photos, with the knowledge that a photo album is always a nice gift to receive.
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Google Photos, the cloud upload service offered by Google on phones, offers a section dedicated to printing photos and photo books.
If the photos we want to print are stored on Google photos and we want to create a photo book, all we have to do is open the Photo Books page, press the top right on Create a photo book, use Google’s powerful image search engine to find the album or photos you want to print and add them to your photo book so you can print it. Prices start at € 12.99 for a standard 20-page photo book with an additional cost of € 0.49 per additional page (up to a maximum of 140 pages).
At the time of writing, neither simple prints nor canvas prints are available in Italy, services available only in the United States (but which hopefully will also arrive in Italy one day).
Even on Mac we can print the photos directly within the app Photo, by choosing one of the print plugins affiliated with the Apple Store.
To print the photos and albums synchronized with iCloud, log in on the Mac with the Apple ID also used on the iPhone or iPad, then open the app Photo on Mac, click on the photograph, on the series of photos or on the album we want to print, press at the top right on File and we open the menu Create.
From the new menu we press on Photo book, Prints or on one of the other projects offered, then click on App Store to open the Mac store and choose one of the supported printing plugins for Italy. Once you have chosen the service we will be able to upload the photos or albums, choose the layout and theme and confirm the order, which will be sent to the address in the Apple account or entered when confirming the order (so that you can enter also the address for those who must receive a gift).
Prices vary depending on the service chosen and the payment method included in the Apple account or enabled on Apple Pay will be used to pay.
If we are looking for a valid site to print your photos it is Photobox, a reference point in the sector for many years.
The site is very simple to use: you select the type of product you want (such as photo book or standard prints) and use the integrated editor to upload the photos from your PC, so you can position them with your favorite layout or with the template suitable for the type of photo we are going to make. At the end of the creation we can save the albums on the cloud (where they will be kept) and proceed with the actual printing.
Photobox accepts all the most famous payment methods (PayPal, credit cards and Postepay) and uses BRT and DHL as express couriers for shipments to Italy. Product prices are influenced by discounts that the site offers practically every week: the Prestige A4 photo book costs less than € 40 (maximum 26 pages), with the possibility of adding new photos for 90 cents each.
If instead of the photo book we want to make a simple print of the photos the price is 18 cents each (10×15 format), with the possibility of saving on large quantities of prints (more than 50 photos 16 cents each, more than 1000 photos 12 cents each).
Another site that we can use to print photos of events and holidays is My Fotolife, which offers the possibility of printing 30 free photos simply by subscribing to the service.
If we do not want to create a photo book and we have less than 30 photos to print, we can quickly use them by opening the site, pressing the top right on Sign in and filling in all the required forms. At the end of the registration, let’s go back to the site and click on Print for free, so we can start the order for the 30 photos to print for free.
Do we want to give a photo book as a gift? On My Fotolife there are photo books for any occasion, with prices starting from € 21 (Classic Photo Book).
Among the best sites we can try to print photos, PhotoSì stands out, one of the best choices for those who want to collect their photo book by hand without having to wait for a courier.
To print the photos, all we have to do is open the web page indicated above, press the Continue buttons linked to the Facebook or Google account (for quick access) and use the system integrated into the site to upload the photos and modify the layout, colors and orientation of all the photos that will make up the album. At the end of the changes we can choose whether to have the order sent by express courier or choose one of the 8,000 PhotoSì partner shops, so you can pick up your photos or photo book by hand.
The prices of photo books and prints are really very affordable: they start from € 9.90 for a spiral photo book, from € 29 for a hardcover photo book and from 12 cents for each photo printed individually (in 10×15 format). Also in this case there is no shortage of targeted promotions, with discounts applied at specific times of the year.
For those looking for a modern and affordable photo printing site, you can also take a look at DigitalPix, which presents a 10 € discount coupon for all new customers.
To take advantage of the voucher immediately, open the site, click on the item Sign in and follow the instructions to complete all the forms necessary for the account. After creating the account we choose the product to order, upload the photos with the upload system provided by the site itself and redeem the 10 € voucher when paying for the order (on a minimum purchase of 29 €).
Traditional photo books are sold starting from € 19.70, with an increasing price based on the type of paper chosen and the number of photos that we integrate into the album; for traditional prints, prices start at 10 cents each, with the possibility of asking for a gift after the 300 prints (one print on canvas for free).
Printing photos is an activity that should be preserved, since nothing excites more than reviewing the best moments of your life by browsing through beautiful photographs printed on glossy paper or matte paper. Even if the same photos are accessible from the cloud of the phone they do not convey the same emotions as the printed paper: if we have a lot of photos to print, we use one of the services seen above to immediately create wonderful photo books or photo collections to keep.
Also for photo enthusiasts, we recommend that you also read our guides for find out how to print photos on canvas online and for print Photos on commonly used objects such as mugs, glasses and so on.