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Canon iPhone app lets users print from handset

Software automatically detects printers on a Wi-Fi network

Canon has unveiled an iPhone app that lets users print pictures stored on their handset, without the need for a PC.

The Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, which can be downloaded free from the iTunes app store, is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch.

The application prints photos wirelessly to Canon PIXMA MP990, PIXMA MP640 and PIXMA MP560 printers, automatically detecting printers on a Wi-Fi connection.

Users can review an index of thumbnail images with a simple flick of their finger. Shots can be enlarged, with a pinch of the fingers, for a clearer print preview. A swift touch then sends the selected image directly to the PIXMA printer insists Canon.

The application supports various Canon media types and sizes including Plain Paper, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Pro Platinum and Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, with options for bordered or borderless printing.

The Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone is free and requires the iPhone 2.2.1 Software Update or later.

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See also: Canon launches entry-level HD DSLR


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