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Old Oct 18, 2005, 1:19 AM   #1
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I don't know whether it is practical to try something like this or not. The people that asked are a hard working middle aged couple that are interested in digital photography and I would hope they can enjoy photography as much as a lot of us have, but don't know what to suggest to them. Your input will be appreciated.

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Old Oct 18, 2005, 1:23 AM   #2
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The only thing I can say Pablo is that it would double the fun for them as you know unless they want to get a dock for the digicam thats prints the photos and the other alternative is buying a used pc that can save alot of money as well or get one new at walmart for about 600 dollars.....:-)
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Old Oct 18, 2005, 1:49 AM   #3
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The only thing I can say Pablo is that it would double the fun for them as you know unless they want to get a dock for the digicam thats prints the photos and the other alternative is buying a used pc that can save alot of money as well or get one new at walmart for about 600 dollars.....:-)
Thanks Wag, they did mention they heard about a dock but I don't know if it just prints or if you can enhance some with it. Pablo
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For the money here what I come up with. ofcousre camera, Then I see here in oregon at Staples they the HP 2610 at $ 199, that's a psc or all in one with four card slots. I think they take about seven different type of cards. The printer docks are not all that cheap, then your stuck only printing 4X6. There's a lot of used computer out there around 100 to 150 bucks. Check Salvation armys, ect. Afew days ago I pick up a HP psc 950. which has three slots price $ 6.95 it works great. I always buy HP because the print heads are in the cartridge. Where an Epsomn print heads are in the printer. when they clog it's a big problem
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Old Oct 18, 2005, 4:39 AM   #5
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Many photographic stores will take the memory card from your camera, and treat it just like the film from a film camera (but give it back afterwards). They'll make photographic prints from your images, just as they did from your film. Where I live, this service is now cheaper per print than it ever was with film (because there's no film processing to be done; just print processing). It's a good idea to have several memory cards, therefore.

This method has the advantage that photographic prints generally have a much longer lifetime than home-made inkjet prints.

In case your friends ever get a computer, and so that they can get more prints or enlargements made later, they should ALSO ask for a CD with all the image files on as well the prints. This adds a bit to the cost, but they'll then have a long-term copy of the original images (equivalent to the negatives of old).

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Old Oct 18, 2005, 5:44 AM   #6
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Hi

my father, after 40+yrs in the electronics industry, steadfastly refuses to get a PC!

He currently uses a DX6490, CX6230 & Sony T1 - all can be hooked up to a nice big screen TV to play slideshows for his friends. For occasional printing he has the Kodak Printer Dock 6000 [granted, he can't print the T1 pics - I have to do that] and that charges the two Kodaks as well. For long-term storage he has an ezPnP Digimagic DM220 24xCD burner with MemoryCard adapter for the SDs & Memory Sticks - the CD's can then be put into a DVD player for playback of the images on the same TV.

He rarely feels the need for PostProcessing - having shot 35mm transparency for so many years, he's used to composing his shots on-camera - and if he ever wants to get a big print, or send a full-size image to someone for further editing or cropping, he's got all the original files.

He's more than happy with his PC-Less setup....

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Old Oct 18, 2005, 5:09 PM   #7
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Tryy Walgreens or Wal-Mart for the processing. You can choose the ones you want to print and they can do some enhancement also.



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Pablo if you use a Kodak selfservice printer at walmart, etc..you can do enhancement yourself on the machine(limited amount but usually enough) print them or put them on cd .

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Like Dan said!!!!!



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Old Oct 18, 2005, 10:58 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone, I passed on the information you sent. The people interested (and me also) are going over it and gaining a lot from it.What I noticed was that what you sent had wandered through my head at one time or another but it was only available in a lump sum by getting all your input. Thanks again. - Pablo
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