Walmart Photo Center review

Walmart Photo Center offers good quality prints, but what we love is the choice of photo gifts.

Walmart Photo Center
(Image: © Walmart)

Top Ten Reviews Verdict

Walmart Photo's online photo printing service will appeal to many due to its convenient in-store pickup options and range of gifts.


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    Great gifting options

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    Convenient printing

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    Good value


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    Quality is merely average

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Walmart Photo Center is a digital photo printing service that many turn to for their photo printing needs due to its ease of use, great selection of photo gifts and printing options. With this digital photo printing service, you can quickly share individual photos and digital albums by email or Facebook. Before you share any images, however, you can take advantage of the editing tools this service offers to make sure your pictures look their best. Walmart Photo Center enables simple edits like red eye removal, rotation, cropping and lighting adjustments. You can also convert your images to black and white or sepia to add a bit of drama.

Our testers noted that the photo prints we received from Walmart had a noticeable red hue compared to the other photos we received. Walmart's images were also a little blurry compared to the clearest photos we received and didn't show as much detail in hardline areas. In addition, the matte prints were noticeably more red and lighter toned than the glossy prints.

This digital photo printing service has a great variety of standard photo gifts, including calendars, photo books and posters. You can also create a number of photo keepsakes like pillows, phone cases, playing cards, jewelry boxes, puzzles, magnets and bags.

If you need your pictures pronto, Walmart Photo Center offers one-hour in-store pickup for prints, collages, greeting cards, mounted photos, poster calendars and photo books, and same-day photo services for posters, greeting cards, calendars and 8 x 11 photo books. Prices will reflect your choice of urgency.

After uploading and adding our images to the shopping cart, the site marked some of our images with a yellow exclamation point, warning us that these prints did not have the needed resolution and would not turn out well. We appreciated this warning so that we could fix the problem before we actually ordered and paid for the prints. Walmart Photo Center has a variety of customer service options, which make the upload, edit and order process easier to accomplish.

The help page is chock-full of FAQs categorized according to topic, such as View and Share Photos. This digital photo printing service answers each of these questions with in-depth, step-by-step instructions. If you are unable to find your answer amid the torrent of information on the help page, you have the option of emailing customer service or accessing the live chat feature. Since the live chat covers all of Walmart's departments and not just the photo center, it can take a while for someone to assist you. When we used Walmart's live chat, it took over 20 minutes for a representative to become available. Our questions were answered fully and courteously, however.

Walmart is an outrageously successful eCommerce company, and it also maintains Walmart Photo Center, a fair digital photo printing service that produces decent photographs and has a well-rounded set of features. We were impressed by the number of inexpensive photo gifts you can order from Walmart, but we weren't thrilled with the color quality of our ordered prints. Still, if you need your photos in a hurry, Walmart can create decent photo prints and gifts for both one-hour and same-day pickup.

Rebecca Spear

Rebecca is a writer who has covered everything from photo books to graphic design and small kitchen appliances for Top Ten Reviews. Now a gaming writer for Future Labs, she's also contributed to big publications like TechRadar, Windows Central, Android Central, Reuters Legal Solutions Blog, iMore, and more. She no longer works for TTR.