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This week, we’re getting a snapshot of our readers’ favorite photo printing services, because only masochists print their own. We’ve developed a clear picture of our readers’ favorites based on the nomination round, so check out what everyone said below, and be sure to vote for your favorite so it gets more exposure.


Costco Photo 

Screenshot: Costco

Costco Photo: the website could use a touch of polish, but it works well, can pull from several online sources, and the prints are cheap and shipped quickly. They even have photo pickup at some warehouses. - Deezil

Also, Costco’s IP agreement specifically states that they reserve the right to copy your images solely for the purpose of printing them, for example copy the file to the printer. Most of the other mainstream services reserve the right to use it for their own purposes in perpetuity. In other words, they can use your photos in the future for advertising. - flabberboozled

I agree: Costco photo. Many choices as to size and finish (I prefer satin to gloss, with no border) and the app on their web site works well. Good prices, very reliable, good quality, and if you don’t want to pick it up they will ship inexpensively. I also trust them more than most big companies. - Still Cat from MA


Screenshot: Walgreens

Walgreens Photo: YMMV (literally, depending on how far you live from one). There is always a decent coupon available for prints, quality is good, and service is very fast. Oftentimes I can pick my prints upin less than an hour. - jcarroll



Screenshot: Shutterfly

I use shutterfly. I just upload all my photos and with the mobile app I can most of time get “Free” printing of 4x6 photos with just payment of tax and shipping. - Okiiashi

I hate to admit but shutterfly is my go to as well. Their photobook layouts are better than most and also allows some customization if something doesn’t look just right or crops weirdly - rajaeger



Screenshot: mpix

Amazing quality prints with a lot of options for printing surfaces and sheen. - Robert Pelletier

Seconded. We’ve been very happy with the photos we’ve gotten from mpix. It’s also the first recommendation we’ve gotten from 3 separate photographers. - stre



I’ve been using AdoramaPix for years on small and large prints. I love their basic matte paper options (which appears to be competitively priced but I haven’t really comp shopped lately). The prints are high quality to with great color (I turn off their color correction because I use my own profiles during post processing). Delivery is usually pretty quick, and I like that it integrates with my google photos albums (which makes organizing a bunch of photos of the kid to print/send to great grandma easy), but they could improve their [un]cropping interface. - brnpttmn

+1 for AdoramaPix. All my orders have been consistently great. Their books are really nice, lay totally flat and have thick, sturdy pages. The interface to make books needs to be improved, but the product quality is solid. - Joe


Amazon Prints

Screenshot: Amazon Prints

They have really came out with good prices for very good prints. Large prints are awesome! - peg



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