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Developing Pictures

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by mach330, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    Where do you guys develop your pictures for hard copies?Won't online sites compress your pictures for you when you update, therefore the quality is not the same? I usually do mine at costco, but that was when i had my p&s. I've moved up since then. lol
  2. BrianK

    BrianK Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 20, 2011
    Lansing MI
  3. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    thx. i'll check this site out. do you upload on their site?
  4. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2010
    For regular "family" pictures, I am currently using "Kodak Gallery" and getting good results. I upload them a high quality jpeg at 300ppi using sRGB color space and the prints are very accurate with good color, very good blacks, and very inexpensive. For anything larger than 5X7, I do them myself on an Epson 400.
  5. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    I like Mpix, especially their metallic and true B&W papers. If you specify, they will do no color correction or adjustment to your pics.
  6. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    I use white house custom colours, whcc.com , and they have always kept me happy.
  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Mpix has a very good reputation for most printing.
  8. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    Thanks guys. I'll try a couple of these and see which one fits my needs.
  9. BrianK

    BrianK Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 20, 2011
    Lansing MI
    Yes, one thru a browser, one thru the ROES program.
  10. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 29, 2010
    MN USA
    Bob Hively-Johnson

    I reside in a small MN town and we have a Walgreen and Wally place, but we also have one small photo shop in a little mall, which I use because they can do prints up to 36 by most any length.

    The idea is that small and knowledge goes a long way...to fine end product. I mean, this place will run the print to specs and re run it, until you are satisfied and even do it while you are there to help.
  11. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Costco is hard to beat

    They supply a custom printer profile and they're using a $100,000 Noritsu printers. No one can touch their prices!

    4x6 .14
    5x7 .49
    8x10 or 8x12 $1.29
    11 x 14 or 12 x 18 $2.49
    12 x 36 $5.99
    20 x 60 $17.99

    Service is 1 hour or less

    Plus many other sizes and photo products. All printed in Fuji paper in choice of finishes.
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