digital photo machines

@lilaclady (28235)
Australia
December 20, 2008 1:09am CST
Since I have had my digital camera I have just printed a few photos out and left all the rest on disks but the other day i went through all my disks and found so many photos I forgot I had, so a friend told me how good the digital photo machines are in the photo departments so I went through all my disks and picked a few of the good ones and put them onto a memory stick and took it to a photo shop, sat myself down at a machine, put my memory stick in and away I went, push button screens, pick the size, the amount, choose if i want just prints or do something special with them, the machine offers to enhance the photos so for 15cents each I have beautiful glossy real photos and I have just started a nice album, of my best pics...so no more printing out the good pics anymore i am taking them to the photo shop...it is so nice to have a photo album again.
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@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
ahh.. I wish I have it too...
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@lilaclady (28235)
• Australia
21 Dec 08
These machines are at places like Kmart, target , WallMart, they are very easy to use...
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
thanks...
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
21 Dec 08
It is interesting lilaclady as many people either just store their digital photos on their computer, without ever bothering to print any. Some people do print the photos that they like, but do not realise that it is actually cheaper to go to one of those digital photo machines which do a great job. When printing the photos at home, some people do not seem top take all the costs into account. For example there is the quality photo paper plus the printer ink and in some instances an actual special photo printer, if their "every day" printer does not do a good job with photos. The cost of thgose things have to be taken into consideration plus there is a possibility that the photo does not turn out very well of the paper is crooked etc. A photo album is good and something that we can look at whenever we like plus show to others. That is not always possible when they are stored on a computer hard drive or maybe a DVD. With regard to the price, quite recently I saw one place where people could print their own photos and it had a sliding price scale. From memory it cost 9 cents for 200 prints, 10 cents for 100-199, 11 cents for 75-99 and so on it went. From memory the most expensive print was 18 cents and that was if you only wanted the 1 print. I cannot remember if there was a specific size which was linked to the price because at the time I just glanced in passing. Thanks for sharing this information lilaclady and I am sure that as more people start to print their photos using these digtial photo machines, the costs could reduce a little more.
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@lilaclady (28235)
• Australia
21 Dec 08
You now i was trying to work out what was the chepaest way but i am not all the good at that side of things but i am so pleased at the professional results i won't be printing anymore photos myself, thanks for that...
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
21 Dec 08
If you got good photos which you like lilaclady, and you did, then the results speak for themselves. A few times we have printed photos at home and when we worked it out, the cost was much more than getting them done elsewhere. We worked out that it would cost us about 21 cents per photo that we printed,, had we u sed all the paper that is. For us the drawback is that there is no digital photo machine within 100km of where we live, so if we want a photo within a short period of time for some reason or other, we have o option but to print it ourselves. The only time we get the photos printed is if we are actually visiting a town with one of those digital photo machines and that is usually only once every couple of months. Thanks for best response for this discussion.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
20 Dec 08
That is great to hear. I got me a digital camera recently but I have alot to learn about it before I begin to use it for my main photo taker.
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@lilaclady (28235)
• Australia
20 Dec 08
I think it works out quite good price wise, I paid 15cents each but sometimes some places do them for 11cents, on top quality paper and i think it is better than printing them out anyway...I think the photos will last longer...
• India
30 Dec 08
Hello my friend lilaclady JI, My hubby is too fond ofpreserving old photographs , he has variety of collections as a hobby. He devotes lot of time, I consider it as a waste of time. I have never heard of tis photo machine, I would appraise him about this, I am really very mch tahnkful for you for starting such discussion. Happy New Year and may God bless you and have a graet time.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
21 Dec 08
yeah and the nicest thing of digital photo we can delete the pics we dont like or not dine properly.not like the old photo film we dont know what pic we got just print it all then we see it.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
I want to get one too, I don't know when I will have the money but this is one of the things I would like to have in the future.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
20 Dec 08
I know what you mean. I treasure my photos. I like the albums too as we can look through them and laugh over so many memories. With digital - they are not so readily available. This is a wondeful idea for everyone to copy. I hope that you get a lot more photos over the ?Christmas season. Blessings
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
20 Dec 08
Hello lilaclady. It is so nice to have a photo album of yours with so many photos added to it. Well, I have also many photo albums. I think that it is fun to have them as those photos always remind us of those wonderful days and happy hours that we have ever had. Enjoy yourself, friend.