Welcome back to my column. How many times have you wanted to print a photo directly from your Droid to your printer? I had wanted to do that an stumbled upon the iPrint Photo from HP a couple months ago. Its pretty cool! However, you need some specific hardware for it to work.
First you will need a HP Wireless Printer…ours is an HP OfficeJet 4500 Wireless running on our Wireless DSL home network. Then you will need to download the app and be within range of your wireless network when you want to print.
Once you install and launch the app, you will be asked to select a photo. Once you have done that, you can click on the photo to edit it. If you choose to edit it you can crop it to print just the image you want. If you choose to leave it as is, from the main screen you can click on one of the two other buttons available on the main screen at this point. Print is the lowest one on the screen and its obvious what it does. The other button allows you to go into settings and select your printer. You MUST have your phone’s Wi-Fi on in order to print or search for printers on the network, just FYI.
Once your wireless printer is found, you can select paper size, image size, paper type, # of copies, and paper source. Additionally, you can view these settings from the main screen. All in all its a pretty neat way to get a hard copy of that cool pic you snapped with your Droid. Thanks for reading!