As a digital photo printing service, Winkflash has an easy-to-navigate website that has the features and functions you need to turn your favorite memories into forever keepsakes. Winkflash is missing editing options, however, and there is a smaller photo gift and pre-made card selection than we have seen in other photo printing services.
This online photo printing site knows what it offers and makes sure you know, too. As soon as you land on the front page of this photo printing service, all of your options are laid out in front of you. Do you want to create a photo book to document a special occasion? What about a calendar to send for holiday gifts? Although Winkflash does not have the largest selection of print options and photo gifts, you can still choose from canvas prints, custom cards, posters, photo mugs, mousepads, key chains and more to preserve your favorite memories in an interesting way.
When you upload your photos into your Winkflash account, you are able to crop them – and that is it. We are disappointed that editing features are not available directly on the website. If you are in need of these editing options, this online photo printing service offers a free software application that you can download to your PC. With this software, you can order prints, remove red eye, crop, adjust brightness and contrast levels and more.
We commend this online photo printing service for its inclusion of social media. You are able to connect with Winkflash through Twitter and Facebook. We recommend that you do this, as they offer daily deals, contests and giveaways, as well as announce any photo printing sales.
In the FAQs section, Winkflash lists the recommended resolution for each print size. This online photo printing service recommends a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 megapixels for a 4 x 6 image, for example. We appreciate the inclusion of this go-to chart for those not familiar with technicalities.
To test print quality, we sent the same digital photos of a sunset, a black and white image and an aerial photo to a variety of digital photo printing services. We took the prints we received from the each online photo developer and laid them down side by side for comparison.
Sunset – The coloring in the returned photograph was off. The colors looked ashy, and there was too much shadow on our models. We would have liked to see this digital photo printing service add more highlight to brighten the models, offsetting them just a bit against the setting sun.
Black and White – The photo felt like a true black and white image, although there was a tad too much blue added to the spectrum. We appreciated that the service did not crop the photo.
Aerial – This photo printing service cleaned up the foggy skyline, but cropped way too much off the top and bottom of this print.
To upload photos to Winkflash, you simply select the number of images you will be uploading, and that number of browse fields will populate. If this method does not work for you, Winkflash enables you to upload photos using The Transporter, which allows you to select and upload multiple images at once. You can also use Flash Sender and Drag 'n' Drop, which are compatible with most browsers. Once your images are in the system, you can create photo gifts, posters and prints with ease.
Winkflash has a well-designed website with an interface that is simple to use and navigate. The homepage, for example, has all the information you need on upcoming photo contests and current sales events, as well as links to the different services they provide.
This photo printing service does not offer a multitude of customer service options, but the support they do offer is well done. The FAQs section, for example, answers each question clearly and concisely. We appreciate that Winkflash organized the questions according to topic, so you can quickly find what you need. Under the Digital Image Question section, Winkflash includes a photo resolution chart, which is an excellent addition for those new to the digital photo printing world. This chart will tell you the resolution your image should be, based on the print size. If you have any other questions about photo printing, you can contact customer service via email and telephone.
This digital photo printing service provides its consumers with simple photo-uploading and ordering processes. Winkflash lacks some variety in available products, but the photo gifts they do offer will make perfect keepsakes.
Winkflash offers quality prints and respectable customer support.
This digital photo printing service does not offer editing options on the website itself. If you want to edit images, you will need to download their free software application.
Winkflash has the features you need, but the sophistication is lacking.