Monday, March 21, 2005

Snapfish Snapped Up by H-P!

H-P announced today that it was buying the online photo service company Snapfish to gain a foothold in the online photo printing market. I guess its another sign of the times as the grand old man of computer printer companies acknowledges the spread of online photo printing. While ink cartridges still form the core of H-P's business, the company now has a big piece of its own competition too... Nice move!

With a digital camera but no printer, I have been a longtime user of online photo services and have printed photos from all three main competitors in the online photo printing industry - Snapfish, Shutterfly and Ofoto. I found the quality of prints from Snapfish to be better and more consistent though Shutterfly was better when it came to photo-based gifts (I recently ended up ordering one of those photo calendars from Shutterfly after being fed up with the limited options on Snapfish).

3 Comments:

At 2:05 PM, Anonymous ram said...

on a slightly tangential note, I like (and am a member of) Webshots which has got a few nice gift options. Ditto for www.personalcreations.com esp if you want to buy something for the fairer sex ;)

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

Never heard of personalcreations before. But seems like a cool site...

 
At 4:51 AM, Anonymous Epson compatible cartridges said...

Good comments. But, I do not agree with most of them. People sure have a lot of time on their hands.

 

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