App of the Week – FreePrints
Published on April 13, 2016
Although almost all of us carry around a pretty powerful digital camera in our pocket, we tend not to think about what happens to the photos we take. Do they just exist out in the cloud? Do we upload them to Instagram and then forget about them? Do we lose them the next time our phone dies?
There’s another way! If you’re ready to start turning your smartphone masterpieces into glossy, hard copy prints, FreePrints is the app for you.
With FreePrints, you can use your smartphone to order up to 85 4x6 prints a month – that’s 1000 prints a year – for free. All you pay is shipping and handling (never more than $9.99); you can also order additional prints, or choose different sizes, including 5x7 or 8x10, for a small fee.
Using your phone or tablet, just choose your photos from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Photos, or Dropbox. From there, you can crop and edit them to your liking using the simple in-app tools, then choose your size and place your order. It’s as easy as that!
Whether it’s for a unique gift, a much-needed entry for a scrapbook, or just a secure alternative to backing up all of your images, FreePrints is a cheap, simple way to get all of your favorite pictures printed on genuine Kodak or Fujifilm paper, no dark room or drug store photo desk required.