Can I print personal documents at Walgreens?
Yes you can print your personal documents at Walgreens. Your files need to be in pdf format to be printed.
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How to Set Up a Walgreens Photo Order
You need to create an account on Walgreen's site to start. This, surprisingly, is not universally the case for online photo printers: Some let you add photos and create print jobs without asking you to log in until the last moment before purchase. Target Photo lets you finish an order without even creating an account. I prefer having an account for easy access to uploaded photos and previous orders. Walgreens allows you to specify the local branch of their store and sign up for its loyalty program.
To upload your photos, you first need to create an album. Album names default to the date of today, but they can be renamed. Snapfish allows you to upload directly from your PC or from Facebook, Google Photos or Instagram. However, Snapfish does not allow the import of photos from Flickr. Uploading is simple via a standard file picker dialog box--there's no drag-and-drop support like that offered by some competitors--but you can select multiple files to upload in one fell swoop. Uploading photos is limited to JPG and PNG formats. TIFF files are not supported, unlike some more professional services.
It looks like CVS Photo and Snapfish are using the same technology. It's okay, because it isn't a terrible interface. However, it does lack the tools and smoothness of Mpix. Walgreens Photo, like Snapfish, allows you to order multiple sizes of prints. You can choose from 8-by-10 up to wallet size. On the left-hand side of the album, you'll find the same options: Make a Canvas Print, Make a Card or Book, Create a Gift and Options.
The gear icon in a photo's thumbnail has one more choice in Snapfish--Share Photo--but don't despair, you do get a Share Album button on the album page. Otherwise, the menu in both services offer Rotate, Edit, Copy, Move, Make Album Cover, Download, Edit Date, and Delete.
Walgreens interface for image editing is the same as that used by Snapfish, CVS Photo. Editing tools are limited to Brightness, Contrast and Fill Flash sliders, as well as auto-correct switches that correct color, contrast and Fill Flash. Walgreens offers only two filters: B&W and Sepia, while Snapfish and CVS offer a few additional tints but nothing spectacular.
Walgreens' editing tools worked as expected. You can crop and reposition the image to be printed, but you don't get a selection of borders like Nations' white and black border options. You can choose matte paper, but that's only available through mail order. You can add a collage of 8 by 10 photos based on your order. A good-looking collage of five images added $4.49 for my order.
Walgreens' mobile app lets you order prints from your camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, or Dropbox. The app only allows you to order prints for pickup locally in 4-by-6-, 5-by-7-, or 8 by-10 size. However, it does allow ordering large canvas decors, cards, collages, etc. for delivery via mail. Snapfish's mobile app is better designed, however, and enables you to select multiple print sizes per image. Even Shutterfly's app, while better than Walgreens', offers no editing tools.
At checkout, Walgreens proposed that I buy a USB key containing the images for $4.99. I consider that last option more appropriate for film developing, since anyone ordering photos online already has digital files of the images. Right after checking out, I received an email with my estimated pickup time, which was an hour and a half after placing the order. In truth, my order was ready in a mere 21 minutes from the time I placed it online. Walgreens has the best service if you want your pictures fast.
On the checkout page, the site tells you exactly what time to expect prints to be ready for pickup; you also receive an email the moment they're printed. You can switch to shipping the order and designate that someone else will be picking up the pictures. When you go to the store, you pay for the pictures. The credit card information you provide on the website is only used to confirm the order.
You can print documents at the service centers or offices of hotels and apartments.
Hotels and apartment complexes often have business service centers that offer copying, printing, scanning, and fax services to residents or guests. These services are usually reserved only for residents.
The staff at hotels will often let someone in from the street print a few documents in return for a polite ask. Even if you don't live in a complex with a separate business center, staff at the apartment rental office may still be willing to help residents print documents. Asking never hurts!