The Mac App Store has problems. Sure, it’s loaded with high quality, inexpensive apps. It handles updates automatically and you can buy, download, and install with a click.
What’s not to like? Demos and details. Some apps have no trial period. Some Mac apps have no details about the app. It’s truly a gold rush. Oh, and here’s a photo printing app I like that does a few things right.
The Magic Of Photo Printing
Remember those days of yesteryear where we shared photos by simply printing a photo? All we had to do was print a photo and give it to a friend or family member or send it via postal service.
Those days are almost gone. Printing is expensive and passé.
These days, printing photos is more akin to click and email, or click and upload to Flickr or FaceBook or MobileMe.
If you’re serious about photos then you still print. Today’s color printers are the best ever, and per print, cost less than sending a roll of film out for developing.
Serious Printing Made Easy
PhotoPackage is a new breed of Mac app. You can only buy it on the Mac App Store. That’s not bad. You can download a trial version from the app developer’s web site. That’s not bad, either.
You can’t find anywhere online how the app works, what it really does, how it does it, how the controls work, or why it’s better than other apps. That’s not good.
Fortunately, how PhotoPackage works is simple enough.
Drop a photo onto PhotoPackage, choose the photo print size from the menu. Tweak the settings, click to print.
Photos can be scaled to fit the print size so you save paper and ink. Add a border to match the printed photograph look.
Multiple copies of a photo can be placed on a single page.
You can scale, rotate, and crop to fit the basic standard sizes or create a custom size.
What you see is what you get. PhotoPackage prints what you see on the screen so you’re assured of a quality photo print each time. The price is modest. What’s wrong? A few issues cropped up quickly.
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How do you print multiple photos at the same time? Why doesn’t the app’s web site give how-to instructions? Why is a plugin required to integrate with iPhoto or Aperture? Where’s the YouTube video of PhotoPackage in action? Overall, not bad, but not quite ready to receive my money.