Order free photo prints right from your iPhone or iPad

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Order free photo prints right from your iPhone or iPad

FreePrints makes it simple to choose photos from a variety of sources, including Facebook and Instagram.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET )

Still printing photos at home? That’s a pricey blend of printer ink, photo paper, and iffy output quality.

Of course, you can use any number of apps to upload photos to your nearest Walgreens, Costco, or the like, but then you’re looking a car ride — and have you seen gas prices lately?

For a cheaper, more convenient way to turn iPhone or iPad snapshots into actual prints, check out FreePrints for iOS from photo lab PhotoAffections.com. True to its name, the app delivers free 4×6 glossies to your door, up to 85 of them per month. Your only cost: shipping.

Of course, that, as they say, is where they get ya. Shipping starts at $1.99, which is what you’ll pay for up to 10 photos. Add more shots and you’re bumped up to $2.99, then $3.99 and so on — to a maximum of $9.99 for any order.

How do those rates compare? At Snapfish, I put 10 4×6-inch prints into my shopping cart. Order total: $2.52. Same basic order at Wal-Mart: $2.20 delivered.

So, yeah, FreePrints doesn’t really qualify as “free,” but it does offer a level of convenience that’s hard to beat. That’s because the app lets you choose photos from not just your Camera… [Read more]

Order free photo prints right from your iPhone or iPad

Order free photo prints right from your iPhone or iPad

Order free photo prints right from your iPhone or iPad

Order free photo prints right from your iPhone or iPad

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