How to Print 4×6 Photos From iPhone?

Speaking from personal experience, it is not always practical to carry around your thousand-dollar camera everywhere. You need to think about your gears as well as the safety of your equipment. But if you are like me, you try to notice tiny details wherever you go.

Did you know your iPhone camera could double as a high-quality DSLR?

Its powerful lens and image processing technology let you take beautiful pictures on the fly without having to carry around heavy camera gears. And after you process the images, they will look very polished as long as you do the steps right.

In this article, we will give you a quick rundown on how you can print 4x6 images on your iPhone easily and effortlessly.

Steps to Printing 4x6 Photos From iPhone

Steps to Printing 4x6 Photos From iPhone

Printing a photo from your iPhone requires you to obviously have a printer. But before you send the image to your printer for processing, you need to fix the aspect ratio. Otherwise, the image will come cropped out in a way that might not suit your needs.

Thankfully, the editing steps to print the photo are quite simple. In the following section, we will give you a step-by-step walkthrough on how you should do it.

  • Start the Photo app on your phone and scroll down to find the photo you want to resize.
  • Tap the photo and go to edit on the top right corner of the photo
  • From the bottom menu, select the Crop option. It is on the far right side of the bottom menu.
  • From the Crop window, select the Aspect option.
  • In this window, you will have several different options to choose from, such as Original, Square, 3x2, etc. For your purpose, go with the 4x6 option.
  • Now you will see your picture in the background with a box that you can move around however you like. The movable box represents the area of the picture that will stay. So drag it around and choose the parts that you want to keep.
  • Make sure you do not change the size of the box as it will also change the aspect ratio. If you do mess it up, click on the Aspect button below to reset it or select any other size.
  • After getting the image the way, you want it inside the box, select the Crop option on the top right corner.
  • You will get a preview of the image after cropping it in the next window. If you are satisfied with the picture, you can save it using the Save button on the top right corner.
  • Now you can simply send it to your printer or computer from your iPhone and print it out. The image will keep the proper ratio as long as the settings in the printer are correct.

How to Print Photo from your iPhone

How to Print Photo from your iPhone

Now that you know how to set up the desired aspect ratio, you might be wondering how you can print it. Here we will show you three common, hassle-free ways to print photos from your iPhone.

Use Your Printer

Using your own printer is probably the easiest way to print photos from your iPhone. You can transfer the photo to your PC or Mac and print it out using the printer. If you have a printer that supports AirPrint, which is a technology that allows you to wirelessly transfer photos directly to your printer, the whole process becomes even easier.

However, there are a couple of issues you need to address first. For instance, how good is the photo printing quality of your print, or what sort of printer is it?

Even if your printer supports AirPrint, if the print quality is not good, it will not offer much use to you.

Besides, not everyone has a printer lying around at his home. This means, if you are planning to print regularly, you have to go out and buy a printer. So, although using a printer is a viable solution, if you do not own a printer, it might not be the best option for you.

A Local Print Shop

If you have a print shop near you, chances are they have a decent photo printer. You can also avail their services if you need to print photos and do not have a printer yourself. Although it is a bit old-school way of doing things, it still works today.

And the best part about this process is if the store owner knows you, you can even send your photos before you head out to the store. That way, your photo will already be printed by the time you get there. However, if you do not have a local photo processing store, this might not be an option for you.

Photo Printing Services

If none of the above methods work for you, the best way to go is to use a photo printing service online. These days, there are numerous apps out there that print your photo and deliver it right to your doorstep. Some of the popular apps for this are Kicksend, FreePrints, PostalPix, etc.

Keep in mind, though, some of these services require payment or subscription. Some apps also work free where you just have to bear the shipping cost for the photo. These apps are a life-saver for people who do not have a decent photo printer or a photo processing store nearby.

Final Thoughts

Looking at a picture on your iPhone is not the same as holding it in your hands. There is a certain charm to printed photographs. The memories feel more real, and it really does take you back.

We hope our guideline on how to print 4x6 photos on iPhone could help you figure out the process.

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