PROS / The color accuracy and photo clarity were the best in our lineup.
CONS / York Photo does not have live chat support or in-store pickup.
VERDICT / Although it has an old-looking website, York Photo presents an easy way to share and create high-quality photo prints.
York Photo is a digital photo printing service that allows you to share your favorite photos and albums with family or friends in a variety of ways. This site has a great balance between new and old, allowing you to upload albums directly to Facebook while still enabling you to send in film for the experts at York to develop. This easy-to-use service wins our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award, so it’s among the best photo printing options.
The convenience of sharing photos with family and friends is one of the biggest reasons why you should use a digital photo printing service like York Photo. This online printing service focuses on connectivity and offers quality sharing capabilities. You are able to share your photos and albums through email, Facebook and Twitter.
What most impressed our photo sample testers was the color in York's prints. The colors are some of the best we saw, matching the originals well and even enhancing the color when it was appropriate. In addition to having amazing color, these photos were the clearest in our lineup with more detail showing up in York's photos than in the other photos we received. This is especially nice considering that York's prices are on the cheaper side of the photo printing services we tested.
We appreciate how easy it is to upload digital photos to this service. The step-by-step ordering process is simple to follow and we feel that anyone, regardless of computer experience, can order prints from this digital photo printing service without any issue. The site is very easy to use when sharing photos and albums, whether by sharing a link through Facebook and Twitter, or sending photos via email. You can also do simple edits to your photos like cropping and rotating. However, there is no red eye removal tool.
York Photo offers a mobile app that allows you to upload photos, edit them and order them while on the go. Photo gifts can only be ordered on York Photo's website, so the app is strictly for photo print orders.
York has a large number of photo gifts for you to choose from. These photo gifts include playing cards, clothing, prints, drinkware, blankets, pillows, posters and more. There are plenty of greeting card templates and designs for every occasion. You can even have your name and address printed on custom envelopes to match your cards.
Support & Shipping
This web service has a large FAQs section that is well organized. Although you can contact York by email or phone, there is no option for live chat support. Unfortunately, there’s no option to pick up your photos at a physical store. However, the service does offer two-day and overnight delivery so you will be able to get photos quickly when you are in a hurry.
York Photo impressed us in several ways. The ability to share photo books and albums through Facebook, Twitter and email is especially nice. We color quality, accuracy and clarity of finished projects was measurably better than most photo services. York's website may not look as modern as some other photo printing sites, but this service delivers beautiful prints at a decent cost.