Print Quality Custom-Size Photo Prints From Home
It's more important than ever for us to start keeping custom-size photo prints from our vast collections of digital images stored online. Globally, we're producing more digital photographs than ever before in human history. The sheer number of digital images uploaded to various social media sites and the cloud is becoming unfathomable, to say the least.
According to a Forbes article from October 2019, "...people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day – or 657 billion photos." That information was based on a report dating all the way back to 2014. So, eight years ago, people were already snapping more photos every two minutes than all the photos that existed in the first 150 years of photography.
Is It Important to Save Custom-Sized Photo Prints?
Out of the trillions of photos taken on smartphones, a large portion are shared on social media, uploaded to a cloud service, with many becoming lost or forgotten. Imagine Facebook users who had their accounts stolen, who lost their sign-in credentials, or who had their accounts blocked. Many of them possibly lost hundreds if not thousands of personal photos.
At best, we simply swipe through our photos every once in a while, with hardly any of them transitioning into the physical world. The only time we're lucky enough to stumble upon a physical photo album is when we visit people who were collecting photos before the existence of smartphones.
Keeping Physical Copies of Our Photos in Case of an Internet Apocalypse
The most important reason to save quality custom-sized photo prints, nonetheless, is the impending "Internet Apocalypse."
No. We're not talking about something like Y2K—rather a once-in-a-century solar superstorm.
In a report published by The Mercury News, "If Earth is in the path of a CME, the solar plasma will slam into the Earth's magnetic field and cause a geomagnetic storm. While this doesn't directly harm any humans on the planet below, it can impact our magnetic field and cause 'strong electric currents on the Earth's surface that can disrupt and even destroy various human technologies.'"
Most experts agree that it's not a matter of if but of when. The best we can do is to be prepared. That means saving those precious digital photos as quality prints.
Additional Reasons to Save Custom-Size Photo Prints
Believe it or not, there are a few other good reasons to save custom-sized photo prints.
|Digital Photos Can Degrade Over Time||Most non-professional photographers don't know that JPEG (.jpg) photos degrade after a while. When we click "Save As," our device automatically compresses the photo. Not only that, but JPEG images degrade slightly each time we open, edit, and save them.
This means that the original copy rendered and saved to your device is likely to be the best quality. Every time we send an image via social media or messaging app, it gets compressed even more. Thus, it's best to print the photos using the original.
|Cloud Services Often Compress Images||There is a reason why premium cloud service costs an arm and a leg. If you want to restore your images at the same quality as when you uploaded them, you have to pay. As for taking advantage of that free 15 gigabytes of storage offered by Google Drive, it compresses your photos to get the most out of that space.
That means any photos you restore won't be the same quality. And each time you restore it, the quality just keeps going down.
|Device Hard Drives and Data Cards Become Corrupted||Over time, hard drives and data cards deteriorate, corrupting the data. While most storage media give signs of their pending demise, they sometimes stop working without warning. This could be the result of too much use or a virus. Either way, there is a big possibility you won't be able to recover your lost photos.|
How to Produce Custom-Size Photo Prints On Your Own
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to produce custom-sized photo prints on your own:
- Use a good quality camera to take a photograph and save it on the device's memory disk.
- Connect your camera to your PC using a USB cable and transfer the photos.
- Open the photo editing program on your computer and use it to open the photographs you wish to edit and print.
- Edit the photo according to your desired effect (and don't forget to resize it to a 16x20 photo print)
- Save the new version of the photograph and print it.
This process may vary from person to person, depending on your equipment and level of photography expertise.
To have your photos printed, you can also go to:
But that takes time and effort.
How to Print Quality Photos From Home Using DoNotPay
If you want to print quality photos from home but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered.
- Search Print Photos on DoNotPay.
- Upload all of the photos you would like to get printed.
- Choose the size/dimensions you would like for these photos. We offer a variety of options, ranging from the smallest 3.5 in x 5 in to as large as 20 in x 30 in. We also offer square prints, wallet prints, etc.
- Choose the finish you want on your photos (glossy, matte, or lustre).
- Choose your preferred shipping method (economy, expedited, express, rush).
That’s all you need to do. DoNotPay will handle the rest and make sure your photos get printed and delivered straight to you by mail.
You Can Print in Any Size
|3.5 x 5||4 x 5||4 x 6|
|4 x 8||5 x 5||5 x 7|
|8 Wallet||8 x 8||8 x 10|
|8.5 x 11||8 x 12||9 x 12|
|4 Wallet||8 x 14||10 x 10|
|10 x 12||10 x 15||10 x 20|
|11 x 14||12 x 12||12 x 18|
|13 x 22||16 x 20||16 x 24|
|18 x 24||20 x 20||20 x 30|
|20 x 24||24 x 36||30 x 40|
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