Well, we are almost there! Just a few more options and you'll get your pictures!
Ok, the last few options are usually as follows.
You’ll need to choose a print layout. This really depends on how old your machine is, the older machines simply give you a few options, the newer ones often have layouts divided by the number of people. Look for the kanji 人 this is the counter for people. 二人/２人、三人/３人、 四人/４人etc. The newest machines allow the two people to choose separate layout options which is great but these newest machine are not usually designed for bigger groups of people so bear that in mind! Most machine have a recomended (おすすめ) option if you're not sure.
If you have a Japanese mobile phone you can have one (or sometimes more) of the pictures sent to your phone. You’ll need to select which one you want. Then you’ll have to enter your email address, enter the part before the @ using the alphabet buttons then just touch your network to complete the address.
|Choose one picture each.|
|Mobile phone address screen|
POINT! Only the newest machines will send pictures to an iPhone, and as android and other smartphones are very new I’m not sure if they work at all.
TIP! Choose different pictures from your friend and then send them to each other so you get two!
Once you have finished your options you'll be directed to go to the print corner (Corner in Japanese just means area)
|"The Print Corner is preparing, please wait a little!"|
You'll have to wait about 30 secs to a minute for the pictures to come, some machines have a timer.
|Print out section|
|Purikura - yay!|
TIP! I've had pictures not print before, it usuallu just means they got stuck inside. Just ask an attendant and they can unlock the machine and get your pictures.
Unless you are on the newest machine, your pictures will print as one sheet. But never fear! Most game centres have scissors attached to a little table for this very purpose. If there isn't one, you can be like me and carry a little pair with you, or just ask at the information counter. Just gesture if you don't know Japanese!
sumimasen, hasami asimasu ka?
Excuse me, do you have scissors?
|Newly printed purikura!|
|Cutting up our purikura!|
And that's it! You are done! Congratulations!
And how did our pictures turn out?