Just before Christmas of 2008, Hewlett-Packard made an announcement that totally rocked users of the iPhone and the iTouch all over the world. This groundbreaking news is none other than that of the new HP iPrint, Apple iPod and iPhone application being available at the Apple Apps store.
That the HP iPrint is now here is welcome news for people who love taking photos with their beloved iPhones.
What is HP iPrint?
If you are an iPhone or iTouch user, why should the advent of the HP iPrint application excite you? Basically, the HP iPrint app is supposed to enable you to print all those pictures you have stored on your iPhone or iTouch with the use of an HP printer that is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The HP iPrint app can offer you a world of convenience because you do not have to transfer your photos to your computer just to be able to print them. With HP iPrint, you can bypass your computer and just work directly with your HP inkjet printer.
Using the HP iPrint app is simplicity in itself. All you need to do is to click on the HP iPrint icon on your iPhone or iTouch interface and browse through the photo albums you may have collected there. And then, you select the photo that you want to print, and afterwards click on the big “Print” button below the photo. You will be given a set of printing options the first time you use the HP iPrint app, but just select your HP inkjet printer and you are then ready to print your photo.
A Few Limitations with the HP iPrint
Currently, there are a few limitations with the use of the HP iPrint application. For now, it can only print 4 x 6 inch photos according to the US standard, or 10 x 15 centimeter photos according to the European standard. Only jpeg formats are supported for now, and it cannot print photos of any other format.
The biggest limitation that the HP iPrint app has right now is that the printing process gets cancelled if you get a text message or a phone call on your iPhone. That not only means waste of time and of paper because you would have to repeat the printing process if you get interrupted by a phone call or an SMS.
Where Can You Get the HP iPrint App?
Despite its limitations, the HP iPrint application is still a nifty thing to have in your iPhone or iTouch. It makes photo printing easy if you have an HP inkjet printer that can print on a wireless network.
But where can you get the HP iPrint application? The app is available at the Apple Apps store, of course. You do not have to worry about spending money on the app, though, because the HP iPrint is free to download. To be able to use it, however, you would need to have the version 2.0 of the firmware or higher installed in your iPhone or your iTouch.