Order prints of your pictures online

You can use Windows to order prints of your digital pictures. When you place your order, you'll be able to choose an online photo printing company as well as the size, style, and quantity of pictures to print. The completed prints will be mailed directly to your home or office.

Watch this video to learn how to order prints of your pictures (0:56)


  • Not all areas have online printing companies that work with Windows. If you follow the steps and don't see any choices, there aren't any companies available.

  • Your computer must be connected to the Internet to use this feature.

  • The list of available printing companies might vary depending on your location.

To order prints

  1. Open the Pictures library by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Pictures.

  2. Click the picture you want to print.

    To choose more than one picture, hold down the Ctrl key, and then click the pictures you want.

  3. On the toolbar, click Preview.

  4. To preview each of your pictures, click the forward and back buttons at the bottom of the Windows Photo Viewer preview pane.

  5. On the Windows Photo Viewer toolbar, click the arrow next to the Print button, and then click Order prints.

  6. On the Select a printing company page, click the printing company that you want to use, and then click Send Pictures.

    Your selected pictures will be sent to the printing company over the Internet. If the pictures you've selected are stored on a camera, CD, or a storage device, don't disconnect or remove it from your computer until the pictures have been completely sent.

  7. Follow the instructions provided by the printing company to complete your order.

For more information about printing, see Print a picture and Picture printing: frequently asked questions.