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Walmart Local Pickup Photo Review

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When we tested August 2020
Summary Walmart is the best photo lab for local pick up. They've recently started using a type of lab called a "dry lab" which produces extremely vivid images. Walmart's one-hour turnaround is also the quickest when compared to other local options like CVS, Walgreens, and Office Depot. Walmart's local pick up photo quality is surprisingly better than ordering online.
Print quality (local pickup)
93%
Print quality (online orders)
80%
Local pickup available Yes
Cost per 4x6 print (local pickup) $0.25
Formats available for pickup 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 2x3 Wallet, 4x5.3, 4x4, 5x5, 8x8, 11x14, 12x12, 12x18, 8x20, 16x20, 20x30, 24x36
Finishes available for pickup Matte
Paper type for pickup orders Fujifilm quality dry photo
22 millimeters thick
Pickup speed One Hour
Order pickup
Online ordering available Yes, see review
Cost per 4x6 print (online) $0.09
Formats available online 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 2x3 Wallet, 4x5.3, 4x4, 5x5, 8x8, 11x14, 12x12, 12x18, 8x20, 16x20, 20x30, 24x36
Finishes available online Matte,glossy
Paper type for online orders Fujicolor Crystal Archive
22 millimeters thick
Cheapest shipping option $4.00
To ship 10 photos
Delivery speed for cheapest shipping option 7-9 days
Order online

Walmart Local Pickup print quality test

Walmart Local Pickup lets you order prints for local pickup and online for delivery to your door.
Check out our review for Walmart Online or compare Walmart Online vs. Local Pickup.

On 1/23/20, we ordered the following photos from Walmart Local Pickup. On 1/23/20, we ordered the same photos from Nations.

We scanned in both sets of prints without color correction.

Here's how Walmart Local Pickup compares to Nations (the highest quality among our tests).

Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
Scan of a printed photo of a appy grandpa smiling in front of a birthday cake. The cake has numbered wax numbers in it on the right, facing the grandpa reading, “94.” The cake is square with white and green frosting with 3 other candles on the left (his right) side of the cake. The old man has a grey, well-manicured beard and is wearing glasses (they’re highly magnified with his eyes slightly enlarged) and smiling bright. He’s holding up one hand in celebration. He’s wearing a multicolored flower lei and a blue shirt. Behind him is a woman with a huge smile, actively laughing, wearing a flowered tank top and a man, in his 30s, also smiling and with a beard wearing a grey long sleeve shirt and green pants. They’re all standing in what appears to be a living room and having a wonderful time.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
Scan of a printed photo of a appy grandpa smiling in front of a birthday cake. The cake has numbered wax numbers in it on the right, facing the grandpa reading, “94.” The cake is square with white and green frosting with 3 other candles on the left (his right) side of the cake. The old man has a grey, well-manicured beard and is wearing glasses (they’re highly magnified with his eyes slightly enlarged) and smiling bright. He’s holding up one hand in celebration. He’s wearing a multicolored flower lei and a blue shirt. Behind him is a woman with a huge smile, actively laughing, wearing a flowered tank top and a man, in his 30s, also smiling and with a beard wearing a grey long sleeve shirt and green pants. They’re all standing in what appears to be a living room and having a wonderful time.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)

Scan of a photo: Beautiful icelandic landscape featuring a couple walking towards the right, centered in the photo. She’s leading him and they’re holding hands and she looks back and gazes into his eyes. She’s wearing black pants, leather boots, and a long navy sweater with a red shirt under it. He’s wearing a leather jacket, grey shirt, blue pants, and casual green leather sneakers. There’s stark contrast between the rocky and green mossy area they’re walking on and the hill behind them which has a white, almost-snowy overlay. The hillside is half covered in snow.
Nations (Test: Lustre)

Scan of a photo: Beautiful icelandic landscape featuring a couple walking towards the right, centered in the photo. She’s leading him and they’re holding hands and she looks back and gazes into his eyes. She’s wearing black pants, leather boots, and a long navy sweater with a red shirt under it. He’s wearing a leather jacket, grey shirt, blue pants, and casual green leather sneakers. There’s stark contrast between the rocky and green mossy area they’re walking on and the hill behind them which has a white, almost-snowy overlay. The hillside is half covered in snow.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
Scan of a photo of adults and two kids in a fun portrait. They’re all wearing winter coats. The 
adults are wearing winter hats. On the left is a young, beautiful, brunette woman smiling big, wearing a light brown winter hat with a leather patch. A cute little girl is to her right, they’re all close together, wearing a pink puffy jacket with a white bow in her dirty blonde hair. Next to the girl is a man wearing a blue winter hat and a navy puff jacket, his tongue slightly sticking out and his beard a brown-red. To the man’s right is a boy, a few years older than the girl, wearing a red puffy jacket and a flannel under it, his tongue fully out and his eyes wide. They’re all having a blast.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
Scan of a photo of adults and two kids in a fun portrait. They’re all wearing winter coats. The 
adults are wearing winter hats. On the left is a young, beautiful, brunette woman smiling big, wearing a light brown winter hat with a leather patch. A cute little girl is to her right, they’re all close together, wearing a pink puffy jacket with a white bow in her dirty blonde hair. Next to the girl is a man wearing a blue winter hat and a navy puff jacket, his tongue slightly sticking out and his beard a brown-red. To the man’s right is a boy, a few years older than the girl, wearing a red puffy jacket and a flannel under it, his tongue fully out and his eyes wide. They’re all having a blast.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
Two grandparents and they’re grandkids. The grandfather is sitting on a brown, floral lounge chair with the two kids on his lap. The little girl is on his left, as if she’s trying to escape, wearing a red dress and white tights and red bow in her hair. The boy is wearing a red flannel. The grandmother leans into the photo with her hand on the right side of the chair. The grandfather is wearing blue jeans and a red flannel shirt and glasses with a thick black rim. Behind them is a cream colored living room door and to its right is a window. It appears to be around the holidays as there are two sets of blue, ceramic angels sitting on the window as well as a white, wood star. Through the window outside it’s dark outside and there’s a few white holiday lights illuminating a tree. There’s also a tropical fern just to the right of the image and a mirror and what appears to be the photographer in it.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
Two grandparents and they’re grandkids. The grandfather is sitting on a brown, floral lounge chair with the two kids on his lap. The little girl is on his left, as if she’s trying to escape, wearing a red dress and white tights and red bow in her hair. The boy is wearing a red flannel. The grandmother leans into the photo with her hand on the right side of the chair. The grandfather is wearing blue jeans and a red flannel shirt and glasses with a thick black rim. Behind them is a cream colored living room door and to its right is a window. It appears to be around the holidays as there are two sets of blue, ceramic angels sitting on the window as well as a white, wood star. Through the window outside it’s dark outside and there’s a few white holiday lights illuminating a tree. There’s also a tropical fern just to the right of the image and a mirror and what appears to be the photographer in it.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
Two happy dog owners and their black lab, all three of them with their tongues out. The happy dog is sandwiched between the two owners, his long tongue mostly pink with a couple black spots. On the left is a man with a short, red beard wearing a NASA baseball cap and large sunglasses; a black frame with magenta lenses. He’s wearing a t-shirt and a backpack. The woman on the right is wearing similar glasses except with a blue frame and light blue lenses. Her shirt is multi-colored lines with a slight turtleneck. Her backpack is a light blue. Her hair is tied back with a purple head wrap. The man’s hand is on the dog’s chest, near a brown leather collar and grey tick collar. The three of them are standing in what appears to be a forest and oh-so-happy.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
Two happy dog owners and their black lab, all three of them with their tongues out. The happy dog is sandwiched between the two owners, his long tongue mostly pink with a couple black spots. On the left is a man with a short, red beard wearing a NASA baseball cap and large sunglasses; a black frame with magenta lenses. He’s wearing a t-shirt and a backpack. The woman on the right is wearing similar glasses except with a blue frame and light blue lenses. Her shirt is multi-colored lines with a slight turtleneck. Her backpack is a light blue. Her hair is tied back with a purple head wrap. The man’s hand is on the dog’s chest, near a brown leather collar and grey tick collar. The three of them are standing in what appears to be a forest and oh-so-happy.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
An old man sitting in a brown plastic adirondack chair, on a makeshift deck with green shrubbery behind him. There’s an identical empty adirondack chair behind him with brown flip flops sitting at its base. The old man is wearing a green, baggy striped shirt and baggy slacks. His socks are also long and slightly baggy. He’s wearing a watch of some kind, glasses with a gold frame, and a faded baseball hat. He’s wearing modern athletic running shoes and they’re blue and yellow. A walking cane leans on the chair. He’s smiling and happy to be there.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
An old man sitting in a brown plastic adirondack chair, on a makeshift deck with green shrubbery behind him. There’s an identical empty adirondack chair behind him with brown flip flops sitting at its base. The old man is wearing a green, baggy striped shirt and baggy slacks. His socks are also long and slightly baggy. He’s wearing a watch of some kind, glasses with a gold frame, and a faded baseball hat. He’s wearing modern athletic running shoes and they’re blue and yellow. A walking cane leans on the chair. He’s smiling and happy to be there.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
A happy black lab. He’s sitting on a rocky beach. The dog is wearing a red collar as well as a grey tick collar below it. He’s also wearing a black and silver body harness. His tongue sticks way out and hangs to the right towards the water. He has big floppy ears. His right eye is pointed directly at the camera, obediently looking at his owner and looking great for the camera. Behind him is lucious grass growing on the edge of the beach. The ocean is in the distance and it’s a calm, low tide.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
A happy black lab. He’s sitting on a rocky beach. The dog is wearing a red collar as well as a grey tick collar below it. He’s also wearing a black and silver body harness. His tongue sticks way out and hangs to the right towards the water. He has big floppy ears. His right eye is pointed directly at the camera, obediently looking at his owner and looking great for the camera. Behind him is lucious grass growing on the edge of the beach. The ocean is in the distance and it’s a calm, low tide.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
A regal red cardinal sitting on a branch. It’s a male cardinal, as female cardinals are a different color. He has handsome, black feathers around his face and a bright orange, triangular beak. He has almost a backward mohawk. His eye is a black, oblong and he’s facing with the right side of his body to the camera. His tail sticks straight backwards. Only the bird and branch are visible in the photo, all else is blurred out.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
A regal red cardinal sitting on a branch. It’s a male cardinal, as female cardinals are a different color. He has handsome, black feathers around his face and a bright orange, triangular beak. He has almost a backward mohawk. His eye is a black, oblong and he’s facing with the right side of his body to the camera. His tail sticks straight backwards. Only the bird and branch are visible in the photo, all else is blurred out.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
Two Icelandic puffin birds. The bird on the right is most visible. He’s facing to the left. The bird on the left side of the photo is facing right, but he’s tucked down sitting on the ground and looking out towards the ocean in the distance. The photographer is shooting through green and tan grass. The right side bird has a large, orange, yellow, and black beak and a cute whie and black face. His head is mostly black feathers, which wrap around to his back. His chest is white. The birds are unique looking, almost like penguins.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
Two Icelandic puffin birds. The bird on the right is most visible. He’s facing to the left. The bird on the left side of the photo is facing right, but he’s tucked down sitting on the ground and looking out towards the ocean in the distance. The photographer is shooting through green and tan grass. The right side bird has a large, orange, yellow, and black beak and a cute whie and black face. His head is mostly black feathers, which wrap around to his back. His chest is white. The birds are unique looking, almost like penguins.
Walmart Local Pickup (Test: Glossy)
Scanned photo of birthday balloons. The photo is zoomed in with 95% of the photo being balloons. It’s positioned vertically. There are 6 balloons in the photo. Upper-left: Yellow, upper-right: Dark blue/purple, then orange, teal, magenta, and blue. All of the balloons have curly orange ribbons.
Nations (Test: Lustre)
Scanned photo of birthday balloons. The photo is zoomed in with 95% of the photo being balloons. It’s positioned vertically. There are 6 balloons in the photo. Upper-left: Yellow, upper-right: Dark blue/purple, then orange, teal, magenta, and blue. All of the balloons have curly orange ribbons.

Walmart Local Pickup envelopes

When you order photos from Walmart Local Pickup, here's what you can
expect the envelope to look like.

A navy blue wallet envelope with most of the front in white. The top part has white text that says “Walmart Photo” with the Walmart's logo in yellow in between these two words and the “Walmart” in bold text. Below is the beginning of the white part. On the left side is a box with rounded-off edges. It contains three lines. Under the first line is a text with the Spanish translation in brackets that reads, “Last Name (Apellido).” Under the second line is a text that reads, “First Name (Nombre).” Under the third line, it says “Phone (Telefono)” and there is a long black space under the third line that increases the length of the box. The text in the box is printed in black. On the right side, there seems to be a placeholder under; two white stickers are on it. The first sticker is the shipping label and the top left corner is blurred. Across there is a date that says “August 12, 2020.” Then a thick black line. Under it, some blurred text, under the blur is a text that says, “Source: Walmart.com, Due By 08/12/2020 12:46:00 PM, Order Total: $2.50.” Another thick line, beneath the line, is text in a table format. The text on the left says “Item” opposite it reads “Quantity.” Under “item” it says “4x6 Online” and the corresponding text below the “quantity” is “10.” The second sticker is right below the first one, with “PAID” in large fonts at the center. Below is the text “Walmart” and the Walmart logo in faint black and white print. There is a text below that reads, “Prices do not include sales tax.”
At the bottom left of this sticker is the word “Frontier” and across it is the text “1 of 1.” All the text on the stickers were printed in black. At the bottom of the white part of the envelope are three photos printed like they were spread on one another. The first picture on the left has a girl of about 7 or 9 years old, hugging a boy who seems to be 5 or 6 years old, presumably siblings and both smiling at the camera. The photo in the middle has a man and a young boy smiling, the boy seems to be sitting on the man's lap, it is not certain as the photo is a close-up shot; The boy is holding a cone of ice cream. The last photo on the right has two ladies smiling at the camera, presumed to be friends and on a vacation. Below this photo is Google Photos logo of orange, red, green, and blue, and right in front says “Google Photos,” The former is in much bolder font. There is message under the reads, "Now you can order prints from Google Photos for same day pickup." Envelope sitting on wood table top.
A navy blue wallet envelope is positioned horizontally on a wooden surface. The flap is larger and covers over half of the envelope. The flap has some information on it; at the top center of the flap has yellow text and white brackets that read, “How To Order.” Below are three icons: A store, a mobile phone, a laptop, all in white print. And printed horizontally on the flap. From the left, has the store icon and text under it that says, “in Store” printed in yellow, the remaining text is in white and it reads, “at the Photo Center Kiosk.” The mobile phone icon is at the center, under it is text in yellow that reads “Mobile,” and some more words that say, “with the Walmart, FUJIFILM Kiosk Photo Transfer App, or Google Photos” in white text. The laptop icon is on the right, the text under it begins with “Online” in yellow text, and continues the text in white that reads” at Walmart.com/photo or photos.google.com/retailprint” printed in white. Below the flap, on the envelope is a large print that reads “Walmart Logo” with the “Yellow logo” between both texts. The “Walmart” is printed in a larger font. Envelope sitting on wood table top.

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Atlantic puffin photo by @miss_ohara
Cardinal photo by @drphotomoto

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