Google Photos Expands Print Service with More Sizes, Unlimited Volumes
Google is expanding on its photo printing service by not only continuing its 10-print monthly subscription service but also allowing photos to be ordered in any volume and increasing the print sizes and types that are available.
Google’s subscription photo delivery service was initially announced in February of 2020 before being halted the following June while the company fine-tuned the platform. It then re-launched in October and has been available ever since.
Until today, the service only provided 10 printed photos mailed monthly in one of three size options that were selected by its artificial intelligence system as the “best” shot in that time period. If mail delivery is not an option, Google allowed those photos to be picked up in person thanks to partnerships with CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart. While the service is affordable at $7 per month, it did not provide a lot of customization or additional services.
Today Google announced a series of enhancements to the program that makes it possible to order more prints a la carte and added new print sizes and types.
Google Photos allows users to turn photos into prints from the apps, and today prints users specifically select can be made in unlimited quantities starting at $0.18 per print. Those can be ordered in the previously existing 4×6, 5×7, or 8×10 inch prints, as well as four new sizes: 11×14, 12×18, 16×20, and 20×30 inch prints.
Photos can also be ordered for same-day pickup for those who do not want to wait for the photos to be delivered. Those photos can be retrieved from local CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart locations in the United States or 7-Eleven in Japan. Same-day pickup only supports 4×6, 5×7, or 8×10 prints in the United States or 3.5×5 prints in Japan.
Google has also added a new type of print to its offerings: canvas prints. Google says that over the next few weeks in the United States, it will add six additional canvas print sizes to the Google Photos print store: 8×10, 16×16, 20×30, 24×36, 30×40, and 36×36.
The company also has added photo book printing options, either filled with photos that are selected and arranged automatically or those that users can pick and move around as desired. Photo books are available in softcover and hardcover in the United States, Canada, and select European countries and start at $10.
Image credits: All images via Google.