What services can I use to store and print my digital images?
This page contains a list of services used to store digital photos online, share photos with friends and family, create prints, and more. There are also hundreds of other online services that allow you to store your pictures and photos online. For a list of some of these services, see: Where to post my pictures, movies, or other files online for free.
Many of these services in the sections below offer a free location for you to upload your digital pictures and share them with friends. If you want hard copies or prints of your pictures, you may want to view the prices for prints and try printing a few before committing to one service.
Shutterfly is an excellent destination for users who want to store, share, and print their photos. Shutterfly allows you to upload as many pictures as you want, touch up with their software, choose various sizes, and choose to print to books, mouse pads, CDs, etc.
Another excellent online service, Snapfish is a Hewlett Packard company that allows users to store and share their photos online. They also offer a free software program to manipulate photos, and the option to order prints.
As the most popular community for posting and sharing your digital pictures, Flickr is an excellent location to store and share your photos for free. Once posted, you and others you give rights to can also print and customize products such as cards, books, calendars, stamps, and other objects with your pictures.
Another great site and service that enables you to post, store, share, and print your digital photos.
One convenient and cross-platform method for storing and sharing content is Google Photos. Since most people have a Google account for services like Gmail and YouTube, it's likely your contacts will already have a way to access Google Photos. Using Google Photos, you can create collaborative albums with multiple users, which is a streamlined method for sharing travel or event photos from every user in the group.
Many local retailers have online solutions that work with services previously mentioned allowing you to upload your digital photos and pick them up at a local store. Following is a list of some of these services.
Like many of the services above, Walmart allows users unlimited storage of their digital photos providing they order a minimum of one print a year. Walmart is unique in that it allows users to upload or e-mail their digital photos and pick them up the same day. You can also choose to print your photos on mousepads, t-shirts, books, playing cards, and more.
Target has teamed up with Flickr, Shutterfly, and Kodak Gallery to have photos sent to local Target stores for pickup, often in a few hours.
Other retail stores
All small and large companies that handle film or pictures are now capable of reading your digital pictures and processing them. Many companies have booths or customer service representatives that help retrieve the pictures from your digital cameras, flash cards, or CDs for printing.