HP debuts free photo printing app on Apple’s iTunes App Store

HP today announced HP iPrint Photo, a free application available on the Apple App store that gives iPhone and iPod touch customers the ability to print photos anytime, anywhere.

HP iPrint Photo is the first photo printing application of its kind and allows for quick and easy wireless printing of 4 x 6-inch photos from an iPhone or iPod touch to most HP inkjet printers connected to a local Wi-Fi network. The application is fully compatible with Apple’s Bonjour technology and uses the innovative Multi-Touch interface for the easiest and fastest wireless iPhone or iPod touch print experience.

“Today’s news demonstrates how HP is enabling customers to turn special moments captured on the go into high-quality photos,” said Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP, in the press release. “More than any other company in the world, HP has re-imagined, re-engineered and re-invented the power of printing with exciting new technologies that address real customer needs.”

The HP iPrint Photo application provides customers the freedom and flexibility to wirelessly print the millions of photos that have been captured on iPhone or iPod touch devices. It will be showcased for the first time at the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo and the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.

HP iPrint Photo is available for free via Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch HP iPrint Photo

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jimithy” for the heads up.]

16 Comments

  1. I installed this a few days ago, does what it says on the tin. Not much in the way of options, but it makes prints equal to the quality of the source image … worth a download if you have a suitable printer.

  2. I have been asking for something like this since the iPhone was conceived.

    However, they aren’t quite there yet, I want to be able to print from Safari.

    I need to print the airline boarding passes and if I could do that from the iPhone, I would be a happy camper.

  3. @ jesus:

    no it only works with your photo library right now. It would be cool if you could print from Mail and Safari, but Apple doesn’t really let you into those API’s like they do with photos.

  4. Doesn’t work with a Deskjet 5550 connected to an Airport Extreme USB port. The 5550 isn’t on the list of supported printers. Think HP wants me to buy a new printer?

    I think I’ll get me a Canon. I bet their printer drivers aren’t over 300 MEGAbytes.

  5. It’s free, but it only works with HP printers, which are not the most Mac-friendly devices on the planet. There’s another iPhone app (Print) that costs $2.99 but supposedly works with any networked printer.

  6. I was in the Applestore yesterday and approached by a possible iPhone buyer. He asked me why I liked my phone so much and why he should consider getting one.

    My answer was simple. What you see now in the App store is constantly changing. This machine is producing way more than Apple ever conceived it to do. There isn’t anything out there on the market right now (and believe me, I have been a Palm user for over 10 years) that even comes close to this product. In less than 3 months, de novo products are popping up everywhere.

    To me, this is just the tip of the iceberg. It will only be a matter of time before we are able to print directly to the printer from the iphone. The nice thing about this is “no additional software to add to your computer.” There is an app out from Germany, but it requires you to have your computer on if you want to print from the iPHone. This one does not. How brilliant is that?

    Again, I really don’t believe that there is a single phone or gadget out there to match the iPhone. So what if it doesn’t have copy/paste? MMS? This level of innovation is just not found in any other device on the market right now.

    Well done HP, thanks for leading the way.

  7. Although I think the product is brilliant, I wasn’t able to use it on my HP printer. Oh well, can only hope for more drivers to come out…I still think it’s a brilliant idea and one step away from true printing of everything.

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