Today we will talk about Apple Photos. Calling it to be a printed photo and MacOS is printing prints from the Photos app to third party platforms. A new pop-up message inside the photos says the app will stop taking print orders on September 30.
The Photo Print Product section of the Photos app (formerly iPhoto) has now warned a pop-up users that the built-in service is ending. The print service allows users to print albums, photo cards and calendars as well as print up to 20 by 30 inches. Print orders have been around since iFoto launched 5 years ago. While some versions still have an ordering page with a warning pop-up, the option is already missing from macOS mojave.
Prints that are easily accessible do not go away, but Apple Photos will not be behind the orders. Project extensions available inside the App Store will allow photo users to print their images from the app. Apple has said that the extensions will allow for more available products and services. Extensions will allow users to choose who prints their photos without automatically using Apple’s print perfection.
Apple Photos ditches prints
Without a formal announcement outside the app’s pop-up, it’s not clear why Apple Photos is discontinuing the service. This feature may be a lesser-known part of the hidden photos in the File menu. Print commands are only in macOS and not available on iOS. An AIP allows third-party platforms to integrate with photos launched with High Sierra. The API still allows simplified photo ordering from applications, yet third parties pay for it
In addition to mimo photos, goodtimes and wixes, as well as famous photo labs like Whitewall and Shutterfly, some of the main extensions allow users to print from within a photo. Software add-ons allow developers to add their own features.
Whitewall, for example, allows users to preview what their prints will look like on the gallery wall, including swapping different frame types and resizing images on virtual walls. On the other hand, the shutterfly extension will automatically arrange up to 200 images inside a photo book.