Flickr wants to become a one-stop-shop for all of your printing needs.
Flickr is going through something of a rebirth of late. After years of decline, the online photographic community was purchased by SmugMug in April 2018. Since the purchase, the once faltering photography service has found new legs, and today another new feature has been added to the online platform. Flickr announced today that a new photo printing service called Flickr Prints is now available to all members. Join us after the break for the details.
Flickr Prints is a pretty good idea! Having the ability to order your prints that are stored online in your galleries is a nice touch. It comes as no surprise though: SmugMug has an online print ordering system baked into their website. Flickr stated that they did indeed lean on their parent company to get this feature up and running, and that’s just fine and dandy. Might as well make the most of the resources at your disposal.
Just like with SmugMug you can order your prints in a variety of sizes, materials, and finishes. Like your prints to be traditional? You can order on paper. Have a love affair with canvas prints? You can order canvases too. If you like a more modern flair, you can also order metal prints. Flickr has teamed up with the same print-partners as SmugMug as well. You can choose from Bay Photo, Loxley Colour, and White House Custom Colour.
The service seems reasonably easy to use. Simply hit the Prints tab on the main menu bar, and you will be whisked away to the ordering page. All you do then is select the gallery you wish to browse, select the image, and then choose your medium, print size, and print partner. Only you can order prints of the photos you have stored. Visitors to your gallery will not have the option to buy prints. Flickr has also made a new group dedicated to the Flickr Prints feature, called Print Boldly. Here you will be able to find hints, tips, and best practices that will help you get the most out of the service. The Flickr Prints service is available now. If you would like more information about the new service, head on over to the post Flickr made on their official blog.