Digital Photo Printing
Digital photo printing has become perhaps the most common way of having your photos printed in recent years. Many of us now will use a digital camera instead of a traditional one which allows our photos to be viewed, stored and printed digitally rather than following traditional developing routes.
You can, if you like, simply do your digital photo printing at home. If you want good quality prints then you may well opt to use a specialist photo printer to do this. Standard printers can print out photos but you may not get the best results here unless you have a fairly expensive printer in the first place. This can, however, be a handy way of printing what you want when you want it and you may soon find that your photo printer pays for itself compared to what you would pay to have your photos developed by a third party.
Many people do, however, still prefer to have their photos professionally printed. There are various options open to you here both online and offline. So, for example, you could:
- Use an online digital photo printing service where you mail over the photos you want printed. In some cases you can also mail a CD of your photos to the service if you prefer. The service will then post the photos to you once they are printed.
- Use a high street service such as a photo shop or developing service. Here, you could take in a CD, memory stick or even your camera’s memory card if you wish and the shop will print out your photos for you. You can then pick them up when they are ready.
- Use a digital photo printing machine. Many shops offer this service nowadays. Here you simply go to a developing machine and insert your camera’s memory card into it. The machine then displays all the photos that you have on the card and you can pick and choose those you want printed on the spot.
You can also use digital photo printing to make a variety of products. It is quite popular to do this to make unusual and individual gifts nowadays. So, for example you could get a photo printer to put a photo on a mug, a t-shirt, a cushion or a mouse mat. There are many different ways that you can use digital printing to create something new.