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Top tips for printing photos from your phone

Words by MyFUJIFILM

March 20, 2024

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Top tips for printing photos from your phone
In today’s digital age, everything is online — and that includes your precious photo memories. Although it can be convenient to scroll through your photos on your smartphone or browse through your social media posts, nothing beats having a tangible memory to hold onto. Photo printing from your phone doesn’t have to be overwhelming, in fact, it’s really simple here at MyFUJIFILM. 
Where can I print photos from my phone?
Although it may seem quite self-explanatory, you can print your smartphone photos at home on your personal printer. Most modern printers have in-built WiFi connectivity which allows you to connect your smartphone easily to your print, and you can simply select the print option from your selected photo. 

You can print from either an iOS or Android device or email your photos to yourself and print from a desktop — just remember to send a high-resolution file. It’s worth bearing in mind that, if you go for a DIY printing option, you’re unlikely to get the quality and finish that you would with a professional printing service.
Visit the House of Photography
Are you local to London? Another option for printing photos from your phone is to head over to the FUJIFILM House of Photography in Covent Garden. Our handy PHOTO By Fujifilm printing kiosks on our ground floor allow you to print top-quality photos in a few simple steps. Just scan our QR code and you’ll be good to go. 

Plus, the House of Photography offers a feast for the senses. From exhibitions and a professional photo studio to personalised photo gifts, it’s the ideal place to get inspired. So why not go all-out and make a day of your photo printing?
Try an independent retailer
Another option is to visit an independent photography shop. We’ve partnered with over 150 independent photographic retailers across the UK, helping make high-quality photo printing more accessible. 

Whether you’re looking for photo prints and gifts, photo books, passport pictures or any other format, take a look at our store locator to find a branch near you. 

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How do I print high quality pictures from my phone?
The most recent smartphones, particularly the latest iPhone and the Google Pixel versions, have incredible camera capabilities. But this quality can often be lost when you’re transferring your photos between platforms, and particularly when you upload them to social media, or photo editing apps. 

Many photo editing apps will compress your photo to make it suitable for social media posting, meaning that your photo quality will be compromised when it comes to printing, which you want to avoid when it comes to printing. 
What size should I print photos from my phone?
Before diving into the printing process, consider the size of the prints you want. Smaller sizes like 4x6 or 5x7 inches are great for standard frames or creating personalised photo collages, and if you're looking for a larger display, go for 8x10 or even poster-sized prints. The choice depends on your preferences and where you plan to showcase your printed photos.

Most of the photos you take on your smartphone will have a great resolution that’s perfect for any regular sized photo print, such as a 4x6, 5x7, or an 8x10. If you want to print bigger, most of your photos will retain their image resolution when you up the print size — you’d be surprised at how good the camera quality is on your smartphone. But it’s important to optimise your photos before you start to attempt printing, this is to make sure they retain their image quality as much as possible. 
How to print great photos from your phone: Expert tips
Whilst printing your amazing photos from your smartphone is relatively straightforward, it can sometimes be hard to know how to make sure your photos retain their quality when you choose to enlarge them during the print process. 

To help you achieve the best results, we've gathered expert tips that will elevate your printing experience. By using the highest resolution on your camera, keeping edits minimal, saving photos in compatible formats, and selecting high-quality photo paper, you can ensure that your printed photos truly capture the essence of your digital memories.
Use the highest resolution on your camera
When capturing moments on your phone, make sure to set the camera to its highest resolution. Higher resolution means more pixels, resulting in sharper and more detailed images, and by using the best resolution available, you'll ensure your printed photos maintain their clarity and quality.

Whilst most smartphones have outstanding megapixel quality, nothing beats the quality of an actual camera. If you’ve got a keen interest in photography and want to develop your skills, why not invest in one of our X Series cameras with built-in bluetooth? This way, you can seamlessly transfer your camera photos onto your phone via our FUJIFILM Camera Remote app, connect to any printer whilst you’re on the go, and get your precious memories instantly as a tangible print.
Keep edits to a minimum
While editing photos can be fun, it's best to keep things simple when it comes to printing, as excessive editing can lead to unnatural-looking prints. Instead, focus on subtle adjustments like fine-tuning brightness, contrast, and cropping to enhance the overall composition while preserving the genuine essence of the captured moment.

Not only will minor adjustments help accentuate your photos subtly, but it’ll also avoid stretching or compromising your photo through the use of a third-party editing app. Apps that promise ‘vintage’ effects can often decrease the quality of your image, making the original photo irretrievable if you do not save a copy. 

When you upload photos from your smartphone or camera straight to your computer, you can use desktop software to edit your photos. Specialist photo editing software is much better to alter your photos with as you’re maintaining your image sizing on a desktop, and professional software has much better programming than an app.
Save your photos in the right format
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Before sending your photos to the printing service, ensure they are saved in a compatible format. Most printing services readily accept common formats like JPEG, PNG, and TIFF, which effectively preserve image quality and ensure seamless printing.  Saving your photos in these formats guarantees that the colours, details, and overall visual impact of your images are faithfully reproduced in the final prints. It is advisable to check the specifications of your chosen printing service to confirm the preferred format for optimal results.
Choose high-quality paper
The choice of paper for printing plays a crucial role in the appearance and longevity of your printed photos. That’s why it’s important to opt for high-quality photo paper specifically designed for printing images, this will maximise the visual impact of your image and maintain durability. This specialised paper is often thicker and features a glossy or matte finish, offering enhanced colour vibrancy, sharpness, and clarity.

At MyFUJIFILM, we’ll print your images on Fujifilm Original photo paper — a professional-grade photographic paper — which you can choose in either a glossy or lustre finish, depending on the desired effect.
Order high-quality prints and photo gifts with MyFUJIFILM
With myFUJIFILM, you can easily upload your photos directly from your phone to our user-friendly platform. 

Our intuitive interface allows you to customise your prints and select from various sizes and finishes to then print at a store near you. Whether you're printing standard photo prints, canvas prints, or creating unique photo gifts like calendars or photo books, MyFUJIFILM ensures exceptional quality and quick delivery.

Your memories deserve to be printed. Bring them to life with MyFUJIFILM’s unmatched printing services, where we’ll make your photos pop in all its sharpness and colourful splendour. Find a store near you today that offers MyFUJIFILM printing services, or browse our online photo products and services.