Photo Express Ordering
Using our Photo Express Ordering system is fast, simple and fun. Because this system uses a web based application, you can be a Windows PC or MAC user without having to download special software. You can even create our photo products using your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or web enabled tablet. You will be automatically directed to our Mobile website for easy print ordering.
Here are Step-by-Step instructions
From the main online ordering page you have the choice to make either Photo Prints or Custom Photo Products. Photo prints are 4×6 proof prints or regular enlargements from 4″x6″ to 12″x18″. Custom Photo Products are everything else like Canvas and Fine Art products, Posters and Collages, Photo Books, Model and Actor head shots / comp cards, Greeting Cards, Business cards and Calendars. The order process for this category is very similar to photo prints.
By clicking on the “Order Photo Prints” button, you will be directed to the “Photo Uploader“. Click on the blue “Upload Your Photos” button. On the next screen, you will select the location on your device where your digital files are saved. Just find the location where your images are stored and either add them by clicking on your selection (can be a single or group of files) or by dragging your selection into the indicated box on the screen. You also have the option to upload images from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Photos, Drop Box, Google Drive, Gmail, One Drive, Take Picture, Box, and FTP. If you choose one of these options, you’ll be asked to login to your account, and once logged in, the application will automatically display all the images that are available to upload. Choose the files you want to print and click the “open” button at the bottom of the file selection window.
Clicking on “Custom Photo Products” will take you to a page where you can select the photo product that you want. Follow the instructions that appear for each product. If you will be ordering Custom Photo Products, you can skip directly to Step Five.
After your images have finished uploading, a brief tutorial may appear. Click “next” and thumbnails of each photo will appear in the main window. You can individually select images by clicking on the small box in the upper left corner of each image, or slect all images by clicking the “select all” button in the upper right side of the screen. Click on the “sizes” option and an order dialog will appear with print size and quantity options. Make your selection and proceed to the next image. When selecting a size for your prints, be sure to check how the image will be cropped by clicking on the Crop/Edit link. When selecting a print size that has a different aspect ratio than your image file, it can result in your photo being cropped. You can make the cropping you want during this step or you have the option to select “Full Frame” if you prefer. Please note that this option may produce borders on two sides, but none of the image will be cropped.
If you would prefer to order the same quantity and size prints from all of your images, click on the “select all” button and when you make your selection it will be applied to every image in the order window. From the top of the screen, you can navigate back to previous menus or forward to the next. You can also review your current order.
You can add more images at any time by clicking on the blue “Add Photos” button. When you are finished ordering prints, click the “Next” button on right side of the of the window. This will summarize your order. You can go back and make changes or click on “Continue to Options”. The next screen will offer several options:
- Photo Borders – Indicate if you prefer to have a border on your photos. Prints are borderless by default.
- Archive photos on CD, DVD or USB stick – Save corrected images on CD (up to 650 MB), DVD (up to 4.5 GB) or USB stick (up to 8 GB).
- Full Frame, No Cropping (May have borders on two sides).
There is also a place for you to enter comments or special instructions that you may want to communicate to us about your order.
When you are done, click the “Next” button on the right side of the top or bottom of the order screen. The next screen will allow you to review your order. If you want to make any changes, simply click on the “Previous Step” button on the left side of the top or bottom of the screen until you arrive back at the order screen to make any necessary changes. Click the “Add to Cart“ button and the “Shopping Cart” screen appears. Enter any promo codes that may apply to your order and click on the “Proceed to Secure Checkout” button.
This is where you can choose how you would like to receive your order. The default method is to Pickup in Store, but you can also choose for us to Ship My Order, and we can ship to your home or office address. When choosing Pick up in Store, you will be notified by email when the order is ready. Because we now work from a non-retail location, you will need to call and schedule the pickup. We are open for your convenience Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 6 PM. We will need your billing information so we can process your order, including your mailing address.
Click on the “Continue” button and you will see your pickup/shipping selection. Click “Continue” one more time to be taken to the final screen to submit your order. Click the “Order Now” button and you are done! Once submitted, you can print out the order page, if you want, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the order details.