Pi.pe launches New Cloud Printing Service for Ordering Photo Prints

Pi.pe, a file transfer and synchronization service, has just announced the launch of a new cloud printing service called Pi.pe Prints. The new service aims to become the go to place to get prints of your images hosted on various locations around the web.

At launch the service allows users to print images hosted on Facebook, Facebook Pages, 500px, Flickr, Google Drive, Instagram, Mixi, MySpace, Trovebox, Picasa, Shutterfly, SmugMug, and VK. Users can choose from one of several printers like Walgreens, CVS, Shutterfly, Tesco, and Fuji Film.

Prices appear to start around 19 cents for a 4×6 print, making it a very affordable service for consumers.

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My Thoughts

I think this is a great tool for consumers looking to get some quick prints done from their facebook image gallery or whatever. Being as two of their printers are Walgreens and CVS that does not inspire much confidence in the quality of the prints. I would likely not use this service for any sort of professional uses.

It also raises another question, what is going to prevent someone from printing images from my facebook page and cropping off the watermark or whatever. This is not something that I worry about too much, but I am sure one of you guys is pulling their hair out over it.

At any rate, checkout the new service over on their website.

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[via TechCrunch]
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One Comment

  1. Craig Pifer

    Not that I would have a desire to try such a service, but…

    From the screen shots here it looks as if it is for printing “your” photos. Hopefully that requires a login and access only to the photos uploaded in your own account.

    It’s not going to prevent anyone from printing your images and cropping off watermarks and such, since I’m sure anybody that wants to can do it now just by downloading the photo off fb and printing wherever they would like.

    Seems like a service for amateurs and the like that don’t have any organization skills when it comes to photos. If they haven’t uploaded the photo somewhere, they can’t figure out how to locate it to get a print. Sad, but that really is that state of affairs for many people.

    To me this service is only a concern “if” it allows people to print photos that are in other people’s accounts.

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