RitzPix - Good Photos in a Hurry
RitzPix is a fast and easy digital printing service. They differ from traditional online photo processors by offering 1-hour photo printing. Instead of uploading photos to their web site then waiting for your prints to arrive a few days later in the mail, you can pick up your prints in a hour at one of their network of brick and mortar photo stores including Ritz Camera, Wolf Camera and many more. Their prices are competitive with most photo services and you save time and delivery fees.Due to their nature, photo gifts are not available for 1-hour service.
You can still order prints for delivery by mail with a delivery charge. NEW: Ritzpix is the first photo site to offer One Day Delivery at No Extra Cost.
Until recently the RitzPix web site was pretty basic and mainly offered photo printing. They recently updated their site and are now offering a range of features including photo gifts like mugs, calendars, photo books, puzzles, cards, CDs and other photo items. RitzPix offers a huge variety of print sizes including non-standard sized like 8x8 and 12x12, as well as really large enlargements up to 44x120 inches. Photo sharing and storage is somewhat limited. Your photos are deleted (after sending you a warning email) if you have not logged in for 6 months. The site has supplemented its somewhat limited web site Q&A section with phone and email support.
RitzPix now offers an array of photo books from Classic Photo Books printed in 1 Hour or delivered in 1 Day, Premium Photo Books with personalized photo hardcover, and Lay Flat books with pages that are printed on real photo paper.
Detailed Ritzpix Review
||Yes. Creating an account and uploading
photos is free at RitzPix. Free photo storage for editing, sharing, and printing. Your photos will be stored on the site as long as you log on to your account at least once every six months.
Prints made in 1 hour or delivered by mail. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays get prints for 6 cents. Prints by mail cost 9 cents plus shipping (starting at 99 cents). Prints for 1-hour delivery are 21 cents. Pre-paid and reward member plans are available. Matte and Glossy prints using Fuji Crystal archive paper. Film Processing available.
New premium Diamond Printing Photo Books feature:
- Professionally bound, personalized Photo Hardcover
- Premium Diamond Printed Pages, full bleed
- Choose your page layout & design with ability to add copy and captions
- Build each page custom
RitzPix offers more than 600 custom photo products and gifts including mugs, calendars, collages, puzzles, greeting cards, scrapbook pages, photo books, canvas prints, clocks, handbags, scarves, coasters, key chains, placemats, pillowcases, blankets, dog bowls and collars and much more.
Camera Phones - The service offers the ability to print photos from camera phones.
||New sharing feature: share your photos and each recipient gets 3 free prints (limited to 3 shares per email per month. You can share by e-mail invite or post photos from your albums to a third-party web site or blog. Choose the photos and RitzPix generates the html code to copy and paste.
No downloadable software available, but you can edit your pictures on their web site prior to printing. Tools include cropping red eye, brightness, contrast, sepia and black and white.
||You can get a wide assortment of standard sizes including wallet-size, 4x6, 5x7 ,8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 18x24, 20x24, 20x30,as well as non-standard prints and enlargement. 4.5 x 6 digital full-frame, 5x5, 8x8, 12x12, 24x24, and 24x36. RitzPix offers "REALLY LARGE PRINTS" up to 44x120.
||Extra large prints as mentioned above. 1-hour print service - order online and pick up at a local partner store in 1 hour. RitzPix offers more photo enlargement sizes than most other printing services and One Day Delivery at No Extra Cost.
||Uploading images, creating
online photo albums and ordering photos is
fast and easy. You can upload 15 photos at a time, but you have to browse to them individually.
||I'd give the service 5 stars for turnaround time for its 1-hour service, but it's mail delivery for prints and gifts is rather slow. Ritzpix guarantees your 4x6 prints will be ready in 1 hour or they are free. Certain terms/conditions apply.
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