Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Digital Photo Developing

A simple question here: Where (or what service) do you use to develop your digital photos and why? Is it the price, convenience, quality, etc..


I have too many photos sitting on my computer right now like this one which are absolutely priceless to me.





Waking up at the football game...

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15 comments:

phyllis said...

i love shutterfly for their photo books but i recently printed using photoworks and i was blown away by the quality of their b&w printing -- so much better. i'll stick with shutterfly for the books but i'm going to do prints for framing from photoworks. how's that for complicated? good luck. the photo is beautiful.

Dawn said...

I take a ton of photos as well and I have found Costco to have consistently good print quality. Some of the other options (Walmart, etc) can vary dramatically in the way the exact same picture is printed from week to week. Costco has generally been very good - you can send them in online and then pick up in store.

Angie said...

I pay more, but have mine all printed at a professional lab where I have my work done as well.

But, I have previously used Winkflash.com for inexpensive and good looking photographs.

Overwhelmed! said...

I use Snapfish, and so does much of my extended family.

The nice thing about Snapfish is that I can upload our pics to an album (I do this once a month and label them as Sep 07, Oct 07, etc) and then I can "share out" the album with whomever I want.

My family members who have a Snapfish account just click on the link that Snapfish emails them and then that album is imported into their account and they can order from it using their account.

My family members who don't have a Snapfish account just use my username/password to log on and look at the pics.

Their print quality is pretty good too!

Kathy in WA said...

Adorable picture. We've used Shutterfly for their photo books as well. The rest of our pictures tend to sit on the computer. We never print them out. Not sure why. Lazy? Busy?

Now we do have computers (more than one) in the main part of the house and they all have screen savers going all the time with family pictures. So we certainly do view and enjoy our photos. :)

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chickadee said...

i upload my photos to photoworks and get them printed there. they occasionally send coupons like 10 percent off or free shipping so i try to order when i have a coupon. i think their print quality is the best.

Diana said...

Molly took several senior portraits for friends and she used Walden photo. She emailed her order and picked them up in the store. Everyone seemed happy with the results.

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

I've had good luck with AdoramaPix. We sent out pictures with our last Christmas card, and they weren't too expensive and the quality and service were great.

My parents use Costco and love it. I've had bad experience with WalMart's photo lab, but I don't know if it was just my Walmart or if that's typical. If I need something quickly, I'll use Target and haven't had any complaints so far. I'm not sure how the price compares - at that time, I was going more for convenience than price (Target is within a mile from my house).

Heth said...

No answers since I'm still stuck in the era of film but I just wanted to say, that is a GORGEOUS photo. Frame it as soon as you get it printed. What a little sweetie.

Janelle said...

I use winkflash. They offer unlimited storage on the web-which has lessened the load on my hard drive. 4x6 prints are 12 cents and only 99 cents to ship, plus they run specials for 6 cents and their enlargements are very reasonable. 1.99 for an 8x10. They also do photo books. I just did my first one-100 pages for about $25 dollars and the quality was pretty good.

Veggiemomof2 said...

For a picture here & there I go to Walmart, but if you have tons, I'd use Photoworks. Google for coupon codes.

The Austell Family said...

Hi Chris, very cute picture. I use Sam's Club 1 hour. I can send them in online and then pick them up when I can. I tryed the 3 day but I didn't like the quality. I have also used Shutterfly for their books but Aimee uses them to print pictures and they look great. They do a lot of specials with free pictures and such so you can get free ones printed at times too.

GiBee said...

I love the print quality at costco ... and the price, too.

But a word of wisdom from someone that just had their computer crash and lost all those precious, precious pictures... Back them up on two forms of medium (CD, Flash Drive, etc.)!!!

Amy said...

I like Shutterfly. They'll store your images (unlimited) for free. Recently when my hard drive died, I was able to order CDs of all of my pictures from them, and I only lost a couple.

Amy @ http://prettybabies.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Hi Chris,
I don't have a digital camera, but my daughter goes to Walmart to get hers done and sometimes our local grocery chain HEB. Her pictures are really nice!
Thank you so much for your encouraging comment Chris. I promise not to lose touch. I am drawn to your blog because of the spirit I sense here. Your love for the Lord and for your family just permeate everything you write. You bless me dear friend - so very much. Thank you for understanding.