In order to print Instagrams or other photos taken on your mobile devices, you must first have them accessible on your PC or Mac computer, ideally at the highest resolution that your phone provides.
Earlier in the year, we created a video to walk you through using your Instagram photos on our iPad Pikto ROES application . Here are a few other ways to get your mobile memories print-ready:
From iPhone to iPad for print via Pikto iPad ROES:
1) On your iPhone, find your 'Settings' app and open the preferences for 'Photos & Camera'.
2) At the top, simply swipe the 'Photo Stream' option to ON.
3) You will have to sign into your Apple ID to have your photos sync to all your devices. Keep in mind photos will only synced when you are logged into a WiFi connection.
4) All new photos taken will be synced between your devices through PhotoStream.
Note: To get all old photos currently stored in your camera roll from your iPhone or Android to the iPad, you'll first have to transfer them to your computer. Once you have them in a folder on your computer, you'll be able to transfer the entire folder of photos to your iPad following these steps:
1) Connect your iPad to your computer, open iTunes and select your device.
2) Click on the 'Photos' tab and select the option to 'Sync Photos from'. Click 'Choose Folder...' and find the folder full of your images you downloaded from your iPhone or Android.
3) Click 'Apply' in iTunes to start the sync process. Once finished, your folder of images should appear on your iPad under the 'Photos' app.
From iPhone or Android to Mac:
1) Connect your iPhone or Android device to your Mac using the provided USB cable.
2) Ignore any automatic syncing options from iPhoto or iTunes.
3) In your Applications folder, find the Image Capture software.
4) Select the images you wish to transfer from your USB device. Choose a folder to save your files into. If you just want to select a few, highlight your files and click 'Import'. Should you wish to import all your images (including the ones you have not selected), click 'Import All'.
From Android to PC:
1) Connect your phone to your PC using the provided USB cable.
2) On your phone, hold and drag the notification bar, and tab the USB icon.
3) Tap 'Turn on USB storage' and then 'OK'.
4) Your phone should now be listed as a removable drive on your PC.
5) Select and open this removable drive, to find the folder labeled 'DCIM' and again open it to find the folder labeled 'Camera'.
6) Copy the photos from this folder to any folder on your computer.
From iPhone to PC (Windows Vista or 7):
1) Connect your iPhone to your PC using the provided USB cable.
2) Choose Start -> Computer and select your devices logo, click Import Photos and Video
3) By default, all photos will be imported into the 'My Pictures' folder. Should you wish to change this, you can choose your own folder under the 'Import Settings' link.
4) Click Import and wait for the download to finish. Once all photos have been downloaded, Windows Picture Gallery will open showing the most recently imported photos.
From iPhone to PC (Windows XP):
1) Connect your iPhone to your PC using the provided USB cable. Windows should automatically open the Scanner and Camera Wizard.
2) Choose the photos and videos you want to copy. You can also change their names or select which folder to save them to at this point. Click Next.
3) Wait for the images to finish downloading. The Windows Wizard will show you the amount of images downloaded as well as a link to access the images on your computer.