The next step is up to you!
Select one of three ways you can print your photo:
Printing from an Online Photolab
Online photolabs take your digital pictures and mail you a printed copy for a fee. We can't recommend any company over another, so if you're at a loss, use an Internet search engine to find one.
Follow the company's directions to upload the image you saved in Step 2. Make sure that the photo size you request from the company matches the photo size (4x6, 5x7, 8x10 or 16x20) you chose in Step 2.
Printing from Your Local Photo Store
The local photo store can print out your digital image. To get it there, find the image you saved in Step 2 and copy it onto a writeable CD-ROM or memory card (SD, Compact Flash, MMC, etc.) If you're not sure how to do this, call your local photo store and see if an employee can walk you through it.
Now you can bring your file to the photo store. Be sure to tell the staff the size of the photo (4x6, 5x7, 8x10 or 16x20) you chose in Step 2, so they can print it out correctly.
Printing from Your Own Printer
In most cases, you'll get the best result for this image if you print it out at a photo store or online photolab. But you can also print the file from your home computer.
Keep the following things in mind as you do this:
- Don't print the image directly from your web browser. Our pictures have been specially formatted, and may produce cropped or strangely formatted prints if printed from within the browser.
- To get the best print from a home printer, use a graphics/photo program to print the file you saved in Step 2. The programs help you size and scale the image for proper printing. Unfortunately, because there are hundreds of different graphics/photo programs available, we can't give you step-by-step instructions.
Select another photo:
Go back to Step 1 to select another photo for printing!Back to Step 1
Download copyright letter:
Some online photolabs or photo stores may ask whether this image is copyrighted, since they are not allowed to print copyrighted material. Don't worry – our images have no copyright restrictions. We've created an Adobe PDF document that clearly states this. You may want to print this document out to take to the photo store, in case you are asked to prove that the image is copyright-free.
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Many people contact us asking to purchase Hubble images. We can't sell Hubble images, but these instructions should allow you to obtain your own gallery-quality prints. Please share your experience following these instructions so we can improve this service if necessary.