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Old Jan 8, 2004, 3:05 PM   #1
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This thread may belong in the "Printing General" area, but since General Q&A is at the top and is probably most looked at, I figured I might get more results. Here goes:

I would like to have some digital photos printed. Easy, right. Okay, well here's the kicker. I don't have a printer (broke college student) and our local yokel is a joke when it comes to photo development. There's always Wal-Mart (24 cents a print), but their colors sometimes seem a little "red" or something.

What I need: Could someone recommend a good online site that would allow me to upload my photos, print them, then mail em' to me?? I know most of you guys print your own photos, but any help would be appreciated.

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Old Jan 8, 2004, 3:22 PM   #2
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Hi Bria...

There are lot of sites out there that can do this.

Here are four questions I would ask of the site before
you "sign on":

1. How long have you been in operation?

2. What are your prices for shipping, 4 x 6, etc?

3. Can I link to my photos so that friends and family
can order prints?

4. Will prints be made from high res (yours) versus
lower res (what your viewers see)?

I use www.clubphoto.com but there are MANY others

Oops...just checked your web...looks like you are a fotopic customer!

Good luck, Bria
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Old Jan 8, 2004, 3:28 PM   #3
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Wow, thanks for the quick response digcamfan! I see that club photo can print glossy and matte.. do you have a favorite??
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Old Jan 8, 2004, 3:35 PM   #4
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Try ofoto.com

Here is the link:

http://www.ofoto.com/Welcome.jsp?&fromlogo=true

4X6 prints are 29 cents and shipping is $1.49 up via USPS.
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Old Jan 8, 2004, 4:13 PM   #5
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I signed up with Ofoto.. they suckered me in with 10 free 4x6 prints for signing up

On club photo I noticed they have a special size called 4xD and it is especially for digital photos. Its not quite 4X6. Have you had any experience with this size digcamfan?
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Old Jan 8, 2004, 6:03 PM   #6
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You may want to look at Photoaccess.com, too. I keep some albums there.

I like them so friends and relatives can order prints from birthday parties, family gatherings, etc. (to keep me from needing to print copies of them).

They offer free unlimited album space, and have a software package (photostreamer), that lets you create an album locally (with rights for who can view, print, order photos). Then, it can automatically upload your photos and send you a link to the albums.

They also offer "Digital Size Prints" (5", 6", 8", etc.) - with the long side of the print matching the size you order, with no cropping on the other side. This works out great for tightly framed photos. Their prices for them are also reasonable.

http://www.photoaccess.com
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Old Jan 9, 2004, 1:36 PM   #7
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What software do you used to edit your pictures? If you use something that supports ICC profiles, you can get a profile for free (I believe) on www.drycreekphoto.com for the vast majority of walmart's and costco's in the US (they both use Fuji Frontier printers.)

That should help with the red cast that their printers produce.

But the other suggestions for web based locations could be better for you. Just thought I'd point it a potential solution if you generally liked what Walmart produced.

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Old Jan 9, 2004, 1:40 PM   #8
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Wal-Mart would certainly be easier (and cheaper I'm sure). I use Photoshop 7 and CS to edit my photos. I have Paint Shop Pro 8 as well, but I don't really use it because Photoshop is so much better, in my opinion. I was just disapointed with the last pictures because our faces were not the color they were supposed to be.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

-Bria
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Old Jan 9, 2004, 4:25 PM   #9
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I like ofoto.com.

Here are some other popular ones as well -

shutterfly.com
snapfish.com
dotphoto.com
ezprints.com - This site does great posters and pano's

You can always use Target.com, Walmart.com, Costco.com, MSN Photos......
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Bria, Wal-Mart is not cheaper than Costco. Wal-Mart charges $0.24 and Costco charges $0.19 per 4x6.

Not all Costcos use Fuji Frontiers. Most of them use Noritsu 3101s. There shouldn't be a color cast on any print no matter who makes it.
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