Thanks to smartphones, capturing memories has never been easier. But for many of us, most of our photos stay stuck in the camera roll.
And when we do share our photos, whether on social media or through online messaging apps, our snaps can get buried under everyone else’s content very quickly.
But having physical prints done at a shop can take some time, and heavy-duty home printers can be clunky and expensive.
Plus, the latter can’t be taken around with you wherever you go.
Enter portable photo printers.
Just as instant film cameras have regained popularity in recent years, so have portable printers. Lightweight, portable, and user-friendly, these photo printers combine all the great things about digital and analog photography. With most portable printers, you can snap as many photos as you like on your phone (unlike film cameras), choose the best one, hit print, and voila – you have a physical photo print in your hands.
But in a market saturated with instant cameras and portable photo printers, where do you even begin to look?
To narrow down our list, we considered factors like portability (size and weight), availability of photo paper, connectivity options, battery, and compatibility with operating systems.