Is it possible to print social media photos?
Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have become the go-to place for sharing photos with friends and family, that’s nothing new. Of course, digital sharing can be fantastic but if you miss the tangible feel of printed pictures, you’re not alone.
Fortunately, you don’t have to choose between the two modes. Why not get the best of both worlds and print your Facebook and Instagram photos? Let’s explore how to create physical photo books and albums using your online snaps.
Why get your social media photos printed?
Whilst social media is a great place to share and store your photographic memories permanently, social media isn’t completely glitch-proof. Often, you can get locked out of your social media accounts, forget passwords or even lose your profile. And if your photos aren’t saved anywhere other than your social media platform, you could risk losing your pictures forever.
Besides, there’s something particularly special about flicking through a photo album. Tactile and nostalgic, a photo book creates a full experience you just don’t get from scrolling on your Instagram feed. Alternatively, you can display your prints around the house, sparking memories in every room.
Learning how to print Instagram and Facebook photos also allows you to reminisce with loved ones who aren’t so tech-savvy.
Printing social media photos from your phone
Before we get into printing, it’s essential to make sure your social media photos are in the best quality and size possible. This is to make sure that when you do print your photos, they won’t come out pixelated, misshapen, or cropped incorrectly.
Smartphone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds. With high-resolution megapixels and in-built editing suites, you can get impressive results. However, when you upload your images to social media sites, you’ll often find the files get heavily compressed. To get the best results when printing Facebook or Instagram photos, try the following steps…
Saving your image files
- Open your social media app (e.g. Instagram) and go to your profile.
- Tap on the photo you want to print.
- Tap on the three-dot icon on the top right corner of the screen.
- Select "Download" or "Save photo" from the menu that appears.
- Once the photo has been downloaded, connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
- Find the downloaded photo on your phone and copy it to your computer.
- To ensure the best quality, it's recommended to save the photo JPEG or PNG file, this will make sure that your photo will not compress when it’s transferred.
- If you want to print multiple photos, repeat the process for each photo you want to print.
It’s important to note that if your image compresses, it’s very difficult to restore it to its original quality. This is because the data is lost once the image has corrupted and blurred. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you save your photos as a JPEG or PNG.
You can choose to move the amended photos from your computer onto a memory stick to take in-store to print. Another option is to email or transfer the files back from your computer to your phone. This way you can print easily from your phone to one of our PHOTO By Fujifilm in-store kiosks.
How to print your photos at a PHOTO By Fujifilm kiosk
We’ve launched a simple way for smartphone photographers to print their photos instantly and affordably. Using our FUJIFILM Easy Print software at one of our PHOTO by Fujifilm kiosks in-store, it’s super easy for you to get physical copies of your favourite social media snapshots.
Locate a kiosk
Getting your photos printed in-store couldn’t be easier. Simply find a kiosk near you, and follow the prompts on the touch-screen interface that will guide you through the entire printing process.
At one of our easy-print kiosks, you can conveniently walk in, plug in your phone, and get your prints in no time. Alternatively, you’ll also be able to connect to your phone via USB, Bluetooth, or by scanning our QR code.
Select your photos
With just a tap or a swipe, you can effortlessly navigate through your smartphone's photo gallery, curating the images you wish to bring to life. Our FUJIFILM Easy Print software seamlessly integrates with our kiosk, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free transfer of your photos for printing.
It's as simple as selecting your desired photos and adjusting the print settings to your preference – size, quantity, and finish (glossy or lustre). We offer standard print sizes, like 6”x4” and 5”x7”. But with so many phones now offering square format, we've also added 5”x5” and 6”x6” square prints to our options, which are perfect for any saved Instagram photos you may wish to print.
Pay for your prints
We also understand the importance of convenience when it comes to payments. That's why our PHOTO by Fujifilm Kiosk offers a range of secure and efficient payment options so that you can quickly tap your smartphone or credit card to pay instantly.
And there you have it, a simple, fast, and effective way to bring your digital social media photos to life. When it’s so easy to print, there’s no reason to keep your beautiful photos locked away on your phone - turn them into a tangible memory instead.
Quality photo printing with myFUJIFILM
Why not take photo gifting to the next level and create a personalised gift for that friend who always tags you? At myFUJIFILM, we can help you turn your favourite memories into tangible gifts that will leave a lasting impression. Our quality printing services ensure that your Fujifilm prints will look stunning, bringing out all the vibrant colours and intricate details of your photos.
From enlargements to retro prints to shacolla, our print options offer a variety of creative ways to showcase your memories. So why settle for just double-tapping when you can give a gift that truly shows how much you care? Browse our collection today and start creating something special for your loved ones.