Fujifilm South Africa is celebrating the power of the printed photo with its new Print A Photie app, making it easier than ever before to print digital photos.
With the evolution of digital cameras and smartphones, the printed photo has taken a backseat to digital images. Although convenient, viewing images on a screen is far less satisfying than being able to experience your favourite photos as high-quality prints.
With the Print A Photie app installed on a smartphone or tablet, users are able to select their best images to send for printing to more than 70 Fujifilm-backed print stores around South Africa. Users can also print photos directly from their personal computers, making use of the Print A Photie site: www.fujifilmprintaphotie.co.za. Prints can then be picked up in-store on the same day, or delivered via courier at an extra cost.
How it works
The Print A Photie app, now available for Android and iOS devices, makes it possible to select images from a smart device, or from a connected Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos or Twitter account.
There are several print sizes to choose from, including the standard 10x15cm Jumbo print, through to A5, A4 and the poster size A3 (30x40mm). Users can select as many photos as they wish and select more than one print of the same photo. Prices are kept competitive, with excellent print quality thanks to the Fujifilm photo paper used.
The easy-to-use app makes use of GPS to show the closest Fujifilm retailers in a user’s area to collect their prints from, while a courier option is also available at an additional cost. Furthermore, the app makes use of a secure payment gateway, though users who are not comfortable paying through the app can pay for prints at the shop. The Print A Photie app is both POPIA and GDPR compliant in order to protect personal information.
Fujifilm supports Print
The idea for the Print A Photie app came about during the Covid-19 pandemic. Customers were reluctant to touch surfaces in store, which meant the touchscreen photo print machines were used less often. By installing the Print A Photie app users need not worry, seeing that prints can be ordered via phone and simply picked up at the closest participating store.
“Fujifilm’s heritage lies within the printed photo, having been established to produce photographic film in 1934. As such, we believe in the power of the printed image,”
says Deon Brits, Imaging Solutions Division Manager at Fujifilm South Africa.
“Having a photo printed is to ensure that a memory stays with you forever. And at Fujifilm we encourage you to not just print a photo for yourself, but to also share printed memories with others. With the Print A Photie app, this is now easier than ever,” Brits notes.
The Fujifilm Print A Photie app is available on the following platforms: