New Pokémon Snap: The best ways to print and share photos

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The new Pokémon Snap brings the classic Nintendo 64 title back to the age of social media, so there are tons of options for sharing photos that weren't possible in the original.

Developed by Bandai Namco Studios, New Pokémon Snap is an on-rails photography game where you're tasked with snapping photos of wild Pokémon - rated by Professor Mirror in the Lental region.

If you want to share your photos with others besides an AI teacher, there are plenty of ways to get social media approval. So here's how to share and print photos from New Pokémon Snap.



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How to share photos in New Pokémon Snap

By visiting Professor Mirror in New Pokémon Snap, you can upload photos to the game's online server. You can do this by going to the albums section, clicking on the photo you want to post, choosing to add or not a caption and selecting "download".

By uploading them to the game server, other players can give you medals that will improve your online ranking.

If you want to share photos on your personal social networks, you can do so by taking a screenshot of your photo using the capture button on the Nintendo Switch. This will copy the photo to your ‚Äúalbum‚ÄĚ on the Switch home screen.


The new Pokemon Snap game server to upload photos (Photo: Nintendo)

From there, select the photo and choose "post" which will allow you to share it directly to Twitter or Facebook. For other social networks, you will need to select the "send to smart device" option which will bring up a QR code scan.



It's important to note that to share photos online in New Pokémon Snap, you'll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership and a Nintendo Account.

How to print photos from New Pokémon Snap

You can print photos from New Pokémon Snap by simply sending them to your smart device (as shown above) and pulling them from there. There are other options though if you want your snaps to be in the physical world.

Fujifilm and Nintendo have teamed up to allow Switch owners to print photos through the Instax Mini Link photo printer. This device prints Polaroid-style images, with a companion app connecting directly to the Switch console for easier integration. There's even a special Pikachu edition with a special silicone case if you want to go wild.



There's a special printer if you want the polaroid style (Image: Fujifilm)

The Fujifilm printer is already available, but the companion app and special Pikachu version will launch on April 30 alongside New Pokémon Snap. The Special Edition is available to order from Amazon UK for £109,99.


The new Pokémon Snap will launch on April 30 on Nintendo Switch.

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