The compilation debuted at number 26 on the UK album chart on 2 September 2007. This achievement represents Starr's highest UK album chart peak since 1974, when Goodnight Vienna debuted and peaked at number 30. Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr stayed in the UK top 100 for three weeks. The album also had a two-week chart run in the United States, where it debuted at number 130 with 5,426 copies sold during the first week of release.
The track listing and title for the iTunes release differs from the standard release. Unlike the standard CD release, the digital album contains "Oo-Wee" (from Goodnight Vienna), "Have You Seen My Baby" and an extended version of "Six O'Clock" (both from Ringo) in place of "Hey! Baby", "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll" and "King of Broken Hearts." A digital booklet was also included with the purchase of Photograph: The Digital Hits.