Tesco has struck a deal with imaging software specialist Pixology to enable customers to print photos from digital cameras and mobile phones in 165 stores.
Under the deal, customers will be able to insert digital camera memory cards into instore kiosks or connect their Bluetooth camera phones, preview images on screen and select the shots they want.
They can then digitally send them to the store’s lab for processing or print them off immediately at the kiosk.
Tesco photography category director Graham Harris said many customers with digital cameras still wanted hard copies of images.
He added: “The vast majority of the market do not want to have to turn on a computer to share their memories and many do not have the time, high-quality equipment or inclination to print them out at home.”
Asda said that it had been offering customers the option to print off digital images at its photo labs for over a year using Fuji kiosks.
Sainsbury offers the service in 55 of its stores, also supplied through Fuji.