OK, let’s cut to the chase here. To make things easier, let’s assume that you’ve already read our companion piece discussing the significance of HP’s iPrint Photo 3.0 app for devices running the Apple iOS 4.2.1 mobile operating system.
The key upgrade to HP’s iPrint Photo 3.0 is the ability to print Adobe PDF and text documents (as well as photos). iPrint Photo 3.0 supports a host of HP wireless, wired, and shared USB-connected printers over a local network.
Left: You can move a file into one of your photo albums. Right: Print Preview mode. Note that the HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910 installed on our local network was automatically discovered.
Left: This 50+ MB, 50-page PDF transferred and opened easily. You can’t, though, print selected pages. Right: You can use the iPrint Photo 3.0 print engine to print attachments from the Apple Mail application.
Left: Thanks to the new iOS 4 “Document Support” feature, you can send an attachment from Apple Mail to iPrint Photo 3.0 using the “Open In…” option. Right: Once the attachment opens in iPrint Photo 3.0, you can save the attachment as a document if it’s a PDF or a TXT file, or save it in one of your photo albums if it’s an image file.
You can also remotely scan a document using either the platen glass or the ADF from a selection of HP AiO’s.
Supports numerous HP printers.
Supports any generation of iPod, iPad, or iPhone that can run Apple’s iOS 4.2.1.
Easy and convenient mobile printing and scanning.
Windows XP/7 and Apple Mac OS X file sharing.
Can’t print selected pages from a multi-page document.
Can’t print from other apps such as iPages.
It’s clear that the experts at HP have done a yeoman’s job with this app. It’s also clear from the quality of this app that HP’s heart was totally into this project from top to bottom and beginning to end. In fact, we should be grateful that Hewlett-Packard still has what it takes to lead and compete anywhere in the world with products and technology at the forefront with a strategic digital vision.
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