So yesterday, I confessed to being a retired scrapaholic. A hobby I once loved and craved until I discovered the addictive properties of blogging.
Well look out, because I think the scrapping nature may have been reborn, thanks to today’s app of the day, Picture Postie.
Now to be honest, I was sceptical when I heard about this. The whole idea of ‘print from your iPhone’ doesn’t usually work for me.
One, because my home printer is not compatible with my phone (a completely irrelevant issue it turns out). And two, because we’ve all heard that iPhone quality is not really that great. (Well not all of us. Apparently Rhianna has been all knowledgeable about iPhone mega pixels for some time.)
Upon further investigation however, I decided it would be worth a try, particularly as they gave me a fairly decent offer, and also because it doesn’t involve me taking small children to the shop to get a picture printed. (A task I try to avoid at all costs.)
I’m glad I did.
It’s such an easy process. Seriously, I think I’m kind of in love with it.
I simply downloaded the app on to my phone and allowed it access to my pictures. Similar to the Casetagram app I reviewed yesterday. Picture Postie also access your IG, FB and also Flickr albums.
Once you’ve selected the images you want (which is possibly the most difficult part), you then have the the option of selecting sizes. What I loved about this, is that you can have small, IG square type pics as well as your conventional 4×6 images. A feature which I personally love for collating and scrap booking.
Alternatively you can even crop your larger photos to make them smaller if equal squares is your thing.
When it comes to editing your image, the options are fairly standard. Crop, rotate, apply filter etc. What is fun though is that you can apply up to five filters at a time, and save that particular combination for future use.
Size options are pretty generous. There are four choices in a square print, 5 in a rectangle, and 3 in a panoramic. Prices are quite competitive too.
Add to that the option to print on photo paper, canvas, wall decals and even photo blocks, plus a cd back up and your choice of frames or magnet frames, and you have pretty much everything you need, in one location. Delivered to your door. (I got mine in just under a week which was pretty impressive. Everything in Darwin takes longer.)
But now the real question: what’s the quality like?
This is one of my favourite pics of miss Ava (don’t worry the road was safe), and I had it enlarged to an 8×10 in the hopes that the quality would stay true. It’s honestly as clear on paper as it is on my phone screen, but about 16 times the size.
Now for anyone interested in trialling picture postie themselves, I have this exclusive offer for Essentially Jess readers only.
Essentially Jess exclusive offer – enjoy 20* FREE prints using the coupon code UDT020
*Customers can select up to 10, 4×4” prints and up to 10, 4×6” prints for free. That’s up to $6.40 off! Minimum $5 spend applies.
Valid until the end of October
Not a bad deal really.
So tell me: How often do you print photos?
Would this type of set up help you unleash your inner scrapbooker? 😉
*Disclosure: I was offered an exclusive trial with Picture Postie for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.