Online Digital Photo Printing

Technology specialist, Jessica Foust from TopTenREVIEWS , explains what to look for when choosing a digital photo services and shares her top three picks.

Digital photo printing services allow you to upload your digital photos directly to the service website, choose from several print sizes and select a print finish or paper type. The best online digital photo developing services provide a money-back guarantee or will replace prints that you are not satisfied with so you’re sure to get your money’s worth.

You can also find some creative, photo-based gift ideas through digital photo printing services like photobooks. Whether you’re looking for a gift that’s fun, classic or unique, digital photo printing services have just what you need.

TopTenREVIEWS ranked the digital photo printing services by their ordering process, quality of prints, turnaround time, and their other digital photo services. Our top-ranked digital photo printing services are Snapfish, SmugMug, and Kodak Gallery.


It combines an easy to use service with quality prints at the right price. The step-by-step ordering process at Snapfish is quite simple. We feel just about anyone will be able to upload and order pictures easily.
Snapfish includes free webware editing tools that allow you to make some minor adjustments to your pictures like remove red eye, rotate, add boarders and change tint. You can also add captions that will be printed on the back side of your prints.

Snapfish offers video uploads, a quick desktop uploader application, camera phone support, and a comprehensive selection of custom photo gifts. We liked the simple interface, additional features like mobile upload and in-store pickup, and we were happy with the way our prints turned out.


It is an impressively designed website with many additional features you won’t find anywhere else. Not only does SmugMug offer a long list of digital photo printing services, they also offer online albums and personal websites that you can customize.

The extent of the social networking possibilities on SmugMug is impressive. You can leave your pictures open to be viewed publicly by creating an open domain. Or you can have limited access allowed by choosing a more secure option or you can completely lock down your site to be viewed by a select few.

Kodak Easy Share Gallery:

The Kodak Easy Share Gallery is available online or you can download the application to your computer and organize your photos without an Internet connection. The application works seamlessly with the online service making orders as easy as pie.

The prints we received were passable and the experience was positive. But in the end, we found that Kodak’s average photo quality kept them from ranking higher.

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