SnapBox adds editing tools to its photos-into-artwork service
Tune up your shots before turning them into framed canvas prints.
There are plenty of services that can turn your photos -- whether taken with a phone or camera or downloaded from Facebook or Instagram -- into canvas prints. One of those services, SnapBox, is worth highlighting not just for the quality of the product, but for its affordable pricing and ease of use.
Ordering a print just requires you to e-mail a photo, which is quickly replied to with a proof of what it will look like. A 5x5 or 5x7 print is currently less than $10 and shipping is free if you're willing to pick the print up at one of 8,000 retail locations, including CVS/pharmacy and Bartell Drugs.
However, when the service first launched in October, the company's site and service weren't as polished as its product. (Just readon my original post.)
Since then its site has been updated with a responsive design making it easier to preview and order from any device. If you want to order on the site instead of by e-mail, you can now upload photos directly on the site or import them from Facebook. And if you need to rotate or crop your picture or want to add a filter effect before you order, you can do that now, too (though the crop tool doesn't let you do a square crop for some reason).
For $9.79 each -- fully framed -- the product is impressive. It's certainly a nice option for a quick and easy holiday gift, though you only have until December 17 to get it in time for Christmas. One other warning: While you can select to ship directly to someone else, there's no way yet to add a gift card of any kind and the packaging is designed for safe shipping, not gift presentation (something I've been told is coming soon).