Scanning Photos At Walgreens (+Cost)

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You can scan photos at most Walgreens stores with Photo Kiosks. Walgreens stores with photo kiosks have photo scanners that allow you to scan up to 24 photos in one session.

To know whether your nearest Walgreens store has a photo kiosk, use the store locator on the Walgreens website to get the contacts.

Once you enter your details, such as zip code or state, you’ll get a list of nearby stores plus their contacts, operating hours, and more to help you plan ahead of your visit.

Photo Scanner Walgreens

 

Cost to Scan Photos

Scanning photos at all Walgreens photo kiosks is free. However, once you scan your photos and need to print or save them on a CD, you’ll need to pay for that. 

The cost of printing photos at Walgreens starts at $0.35 for a standard 4×6 photo and increases based on the print size. To burn your scanned photos on a CD which holds up to 999 photos, Walgreens will charge you $3.99 per disc. For more details about the costs, refer to the table below.

Item size Type of print In-store pickup (quantity) In-store pickup price (each) Mail delivery (quantity) Mail delivery price (each)
4×6 or 4×5.3 Normal print 1-74 $0.35 1-74 $0.35
4×6 or 4×5.3 Normal print 75+ $0.23 75+ $0.23
4×4 Normal print 1+ $0.39 1+ $0.39
5×7 Normal print 1+ $2.99 1+ $2.99
8×8 Normal print 1+ $3.99 1+ $3.99
8×10 Normal print 1+ $3.99 1+ $3.99
Wallets Set of four 1+ $0.99 1+ $0.99
4×4  Collage print 1+ $0.49 1+ $0.49
4×6 Collage print 1+ $0.39 1+ $0.39
5×7 Collage print 1+ $3.49 1+ $3.49
8×8 Collage print 1+ $4.99 1+ $4.99
8×10 Collage print 1+ $4.49 1+ $4.99
8×8 Designer print 1+ $4.99 1+ $4.99
8×10 Designer print 1+ $4.99 1+ $4.99
12×12 Designer print Unavailable in-store Unavailable in-store 1+ $5.99

How Does Walgreens Photo Scanning Work?

You can scan your photos at any Walgreens store with a photo kiosk. If you can’t find the kiosk in-store, ask a Walgreens employee to show you its location. Once there, follow these steps to scan your photos.

  • Check under the kiosk’s screen and pull out the drawer that contains the scanner.
  • Open the scanner and place your photograph facing down.
  • Tap on “scan” to get a preview of the image. A preview will show you whether the photos are properly scanned.
  • If unsatisfied with the orientation of the image, you can adjust and scan again.
  • Select your preferred size to scan your photo from the options available. The default size is 4×6.
  • Customize the image’s brightness, color saturation, and contrast.
  • Adjust or crop the image of any unwanted edges.
  • Tap on save. Once you’re done scanning, you can print the photos or ask an associate to help you burn them on a CD.

How To Get Your Scanned Photos?

Once you scan your photos at Walgreens, you can get them either by;

  • Printing hard copies of the photos on photo paper. You can request a Walgreens associate to help you do this in case of any problems.
  • Burning them on a CD. A CD can hold up to 999 photos.

Can You Print Scanned Photos At Walgreens?

After scanning your photos at Walgreens, you can print them on photo paper. You can also edit the photos’ brightness, color, and contrast after scanning them before printing. In addition, you can also crop them as needed to remove any unwanted edges.

Do Walgreens’ Scanned Photos Have Good Quality?

Although there are lots of varying feedback about Walgreens photos, you can get high-quality photo scans at your nearest Walgreens photo kiosk. However, you will need to edit them by adjusting their color, contrast, and brightness to improve their quality. 

In addition, ensure that the scanner glass has no smudges that may affect the quality of your scans. If it does, ask for a microfiber cloth from the kiosk assistant to clean it before starting to scan. 

Another way to ensure the quality of your scanned photos is to stick to the standard 4×6 size. If you choose a larger print size, your scans may become more pixelated, affecting their quality. 

FAQs

Can you print pictures from your phone?

Yes. You can print pictures by connecting your phone to the printer at the Walgreens photo kiosk. You can also print the photos through the Walgreens app or website and pick them up at your nearest Walgreens store.

How many photos can you scan at Walgreens?

You can scan up to 24 photos per session.

Can you transfer scanned images to SD cards, USB drives, external hard drives, or DVDs?

No. According to Walgreens, you cannot transfer scanned images to other devices. However, customers have reported being able to do so with the help of some employees, especially when the store is not busy.

Do all Walgreens stores have scanned photo services?

Walgreens offers photo scanning services in all stores with a photo kiosk in-store. You can check whether your nearest Walgreens store scans photos by calling ahead.

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