Easiest Way to Print Pictures from iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Simm0nS777, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2010
    Northeast Ohio
    So lets say you go on a trip and take some pics with your iPhone 4 and do some work on them in Camera+. Now you want to print them. Is the easiest way just to transfer then onto your computer, onto a USB drive, then take it to whatever place that develops them?

    Do you think Apple will ever implement an easier way like an SD card or something?
  2. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    AirPrint is the easiest way :)
  3. Simm0nS777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2010
    Northeast Ohio
    right but you need a compatible printer which I dont have and dont really wanna buy one just for printing pics every once and a while.
  4. seajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Why not just upload to the cloud and then print them from wherever will print photos? Much easier than an SD card.
  5. Simm0nS777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2010
    Northeast Ohio
    whats this cloud you speak of
  6. seajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    not sure what it means that I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not, so here are some examples:

    Photo specific websites:

    Cloud storage websites
    Dropbox - Free
    Mobile Me - Pay site

    It's fairly easy to upload individual photos from the iP4 to any of these sites although if your doing batch uploads, you'll need to do a search for applications that will do this for you. Once you've uploaded them to one of these websites, you can easily access them from any internet connected computer.

    There are also some stores in the US like Walgreens and Walmart that allow you to upload to their site for printing and pickup in the store, I'm not sure if that will work directly from the iP4, but once you have the photos in the cloud, anything is possible :)


    Outside the US, you'll have to ask for a local store that does the same thing.
  7. Dino F macrumors 68030

    Dino F

    Sep 16, 2010
    Croydon, South London, UK
    ....not necessarily!

    I have an HP PSC 1215 All-in-One printer (its such an old model that it has since been dis-continued!) which is NOT on Apple's official compatible list but still works via Airprint.

    I haven't done any mods or anything to it - just installed the Airprint app on my pc and iPhone and it just works.;)
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Rather than asking us what the "easiest way" is you should probably ask what the "best way with my [kind of computer] and my [kind of printer]" is.

    I had an app that printed to my printer even though it didn't work with AirPrint. There might be something like that for yours, but none of us know what you have so we can't give very good advice.
  9. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I agree with this method. I picked up a HP compatible print from Best Buy for about $70 a month ago.
  10. Reefbone macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2008
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Printopia $9.99 - Makes any printer on your Mac an AirPrint device.

    If you have certain Epson printers, there is a free Epson app for printing photos off your phone. Works perfectly on my Artisan 810.
  12. AuroraProject macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2008
    Right there
    Not always. I Airprint to my Dell 1815 network printer, I just had to make a few tweaks to get it working.
  13. rockgalmusic macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012
    A third party app?

    i aggre with small white car, i dont' have an airprint enabled printer and nor do i particularly want one as i only bought my hp laserjet last year!! regarding apps, i would recommend print n share personally, it lets me print easily from my iphone and ipad and there support is really good if you get stuck. oh and works also with airprint and any other printer i have been told !
  14. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    I think the OP probably moved on since February of 2011... :p
  15. Merlist macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2013
    Forget printing at home with AirPrint. Tried it many times and its a hassle (for quality prints at least). Go with an app for getting pro home delivered prints like PostalPix (www.postalpix.com). There's a ton out there for photo postcards too, like Red Stamp (www.redstamp.com).
  16. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Can you please clarify. I have an Artisan 810 too, I downloaded the Epson app from the App Store, but the EPS810 does not have AirPrint as a feature. Are you saying, if I purchase Printopia on my 4S, I can make my EPS810 airprint compatible?

    When I print word.docs from my 4S, I have to import the doc into the Epson app and print from there. It won't allow me to just print when I press "PRINT" when viewing the doc. It's one extra step. Plus the text comes out blue and not black when I print using the EPSON app.
  17. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Printopia is an app for the Mac which enables an iOS-compatible printer share. It's not an app for the iPhone. But yes, it'll allow you to print from any AirPrint-capable app without the middle step of the Epson app.
  18. danielceleste macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012

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