Getting pictures developed

@bdugas (3581)
United States
May 19, 2008 12:29am CST
Do any of you use the new services at the drug stores now where you can send your pictures off your digital camera straight to them and they develop them usually with in a couple hours and they are from 15 cents to 19 cents a print. We have one we use agt Walgreens and one at Drug Mart, although I believe Walgreens does a better job the pictures are clearer and they do it with in a couple hours, Drug Mart takes 3 days to get them back. It is so much easier to do it this way than have to mess with film taking it there and waiting and going to get them, and taking a chance on some not coming our, this way you pick what you want printed. I love it, don't know what I would do with out my digital camera now.
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@jdrhodes (111)
• United States
20 May 08
Gee, I shoot 35mm film and digital and I am not pleased with the way my prints come out when I get them processed in the one-hour type labs. Walgreens, Walmart, Target, ect...it doesn't matter, the color is always off. I've had prints made from the local camera store, Norman's, and they cost alot more and still look pretty crummy. I used to operate a one-hour lab at Walgreens back when they had the old chemical 35mm processors and I always got great looking prints, the new digital Fugi machines don't give me true color. Am I expecting too much? Photo finishing isn't cheap, I'd like to enjoy the look of my prints as I give them as gifts and hang them here at the house. I wouldn't dream of selling these prints to a client. Does anyone know a good photo finisher that will make nice looking prints?
• United States
19 May 08
I know some people prefer to print the pictures themselves at home but ink is so expensive it's actually cheaper for me to send the pictures out to be developed. However,I also get to save money buy not having to purchase a disk to put the pictures on my computer. I can just put them on my computer straight from my camera. It just makes things so much easier.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 May 08
Would you believe that I just got a digital camera for mothers day? before then,I did not have a digital camera,my daughter gave it to me..I love it.We have a walgreeens that does that but now i can also use that service..I am not sure how it works..How do you do that to transfer to Walgreens?
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
19 May 08
I didnt come across with these services yet. Perhaps it is also now available in our country. We are using digital cam and we will just bring the memory card if we want the pictures printed. Though in our case, instead of letting those pictures developed or printed, we just save it on the computer, sometimes save it in a cd as slides shows for easy viewing.
• United States
19 May 08
I usually upload my pictures onto my computer and don't ever get them printed. However, I am aware of the ability of sending them to the stores online and if I were the type of person that likes to have a paper copy, I would totally do that. That is one of the best ways to go because you don't have to pay for film, yet you've got a quality paper photo. I should really do that, though. Everyone says I'm a good photographer. Now that I have a house, I should have some of my photos printed up and framed.