Pros / Snapfish combines an easy-to-use service with fantastic site features and a mobile app.
Cons / When creating an order for in-store pickup, the size of prints you can order depends on the location you pick up from.
Verdict / This service's ease of use and impressive list of site features make it a great choice for printing photos.
When you capture photos of your family at Disneyland, your child's first steps, an inspiring sunset or a work retreat, you want to share those moments with others. Snapfish is a great digital photo printing service, as it allows you to preserve these memories by printing pictures in a variety of sizes. You can also create thank you cards, announcements, calendars, photo blankets and other media. This photo printing service has an easy-to-use interface and site features that can yield attractive results for both professional and amateur photographers.
To test for quality, we sent the same set of digital photos to a variety of digital photo printing services. We took each set of prints we received from the various online photo developers and laid them down side by side for our testers to compare. We were pleased with the photos we got back from Snapfish, as most of the colors were true to the original shot. Some of the photos, though, had just a tad too much yellow. The photos were crisp, with the colors in the matte and glossy prints being very similar to each other, though the matte prints have a slightly red hue to them. This is high praise considering that glossy prints typically have more vivid colors than matte prints.
When uploading photos from your computer, you can choose to have Snapfish upload your photos at their full resolution instead of the default lower resolution standard. This allows you to store and download your photos at their nicest display level without compromising resolution. Snapfish is designed to automatically remove red eye, color correct and rotate images that need editing. This feature can be turned off if desired. We tested this automated editing feature and found that it worked beautifully to fix our photos and remove any sign of red eye.
Besides these automatic features, this photo printing service also provides various editing tools, like crop, color correction, brightness and contrast adjustment, and nine filters. It's good to note that you cannot manually remove red eye from your photos as this feature is only available through automation when uploading. Snapfish allows you to not only upload photos from your computer, but also lets you import photos straight from your Facebook, Instagram and Flickr accounts.
For those always on the go, this photo printing service has a mobile application that allows you to upload and share photos wherever you are. Instead of using storage space on your phone, you are able to keep all of your photos in a Snapfish album. If you don't have room for another app, you can view your albums using your mobile browser. If you’re waiting in an airport or carpooling, you have the power to create and order prints and photo gifts on the go.
Snapfish has powerful features, but it is simple enough for everyone in your family to use. The upload process is, like the rest of the site, easy to figure out. You should have no problem uploading photos directly from your computer, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr accounts.
Once you have created your photo project, you have the option to ship your print order to your home for a small fee, or you can choose to pick it up at a store. If you are planning to pick up your digital printing project from a store, we suggest you check that store's product availability before you spend time creating a project. Snapfish does in-store pickup with Walgreens, Walmart and CVS; however, each of these stores produces different-sized projects so the type and size of your project will determine where you can pick up your prints.
We are very impressed with Snapfish's exhaustive selection of photo-based gifts. You could decorate your home or office, dress yourself and your children and stock your kitchen with mugs, all with Snapfish gifts. The list of photo gifts includes items like calendars, clothing and blankets. Many of the gift choices are catered to specific events, such as graduation, and they can be as formal or informal as you choose in their color scheme and design.
The customer service section for this photo printing site does not disappoint. Like the rest of the site, the help section provides all the information you need to upload, create, order and return items. Snapfish provides numerous ways for you to get help. You can contact customer support via telephone or email. Additionally, this digital photo printing service provides a live chat option, which is one of the best ways to get immediate answers to your questions.
- Ease of Use
- Print Clarity
- Print Color
- Glossy Quality
- Matte/Lustre Quality
Snapfish is a well-known and respected photo printing service that allows you to share your photos with family and friends in a variety of ways. You can upload photos from your Facebook, Instagram and Flickr accounts and then share your albums through social networking sites. We also appreciate the great help and support features.