Where do you develop your photos?

@maximax8 (31060)
United Kingdom
February 12, 2010 12:09pm CST
I like to get my photos printed in 6 x 4 ins size. The photo shop in my home town does a very bad job of that size. They do excellent looking 7 x 5 ins sized photos instead. I know that the best place for me to develop my photos is a supermarket. The price is good value and the 6 x 4 ins photos look superb. If I have just come back from a trip overseas I have the one hour service. It is lovely to get all my photos printed in such a short time. Where do you develop your photos? Do you have a particular size of photo that you print? How long do you wait to develop your photos?
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@marguicha (208404)
• Chile
12 Feb 10
I donĀ“t develop my pictures since I can put them in the computer directly from the camera. But a friend of mine who lives nearby sends the pictures he wants to have developed to a Kodak near our nearest supermarket. He can do this from his own computer at their house. Then when her wife, my friend, does to the super, she picks them up. I see much more times the pictures I have taken from the computer than the lots of pictures I have developed before all this came to being.
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@qamarep (4416)
• Pakistan
12 Feb 10
nowadyas i dont need to develop my photos because of the computer. i can watch my photos on my computer . other wise photoshop take 1 hr service
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
12 Feb 10
Hi max, I do mine at a supermarket or discount store, whichever has a special at the time. Usually they are very economical, and the quality is good. 6 x 4 is the size I usually go for.
@jakill (835)
12 Feb 10
I only print a few of my photos, and I do them on my printer at home. I keep them all in organised folders on my computer and just print when I want them in hard copy. I am worrie4d though about back-up. When I receently had a cmputer failure via a virus, I was fortunate that they could all be restored on my hard disk, at a price. But I'd like to find time to store them all somewhere safe on-line. Before Christmas I found Picnik, a great website where you can edit various special effects into your photos. They made great Xmas cards and gifts.
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@RawBill1 (8531)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 Feb 10
We Don't! We are really slack when it comes to getting our photos printed, most of them are still sitting in computers, USB Drives and external hard drives. All of the photos on our walls are from when we had film cameras and the kids are really small in them. We desperately need to make the time to go through all the folders and find some worth printing. Either that or we should buy a digital photo frame that can show hundreds of photos. We have about ten or more photo albums, which were always constantly added to, but just suddenly stopped when we got the digital camera. There are so many places that do them now and we have some vouchers for 100 free 6 x 4 , so we will have to use them I think!
@warvial (1146)
• Singapore
12 Feb 10
Hi, there are two places that I go to to develop photos. 1 is a photo developing shop nearby my place and another is the online photo developing shop. And I am actually surprised to realize that the online photo developing service, they used different photo paper which are slightly thiner and lighter (good for shipping though cos weight wise, they are lighter). I prefer my photos to be 4R (not sure how big it is exactly). If I were to opt for the shop nearby my place, it would take around 4 hours, whereas for online ones, it will take up to 1 week.
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@DeenaD (2684)
• United States
13 Feb 10
I used to get my photos developed at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, because they had some of the cheapest prices per pictures around. Now, I get everything through either Snapfish or Shutterfly, both of which are online sites where you can store digital photos as well as order merchandise. They are even cheaper than Wal-Mart and often have special deals.
@cream97 (29088)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Hi, maximax8. I usually will go to Walgreens to get my photos developed. It is ready in one hour or less. And it costs me around $6.40 just to get 20 prints of the 4x6. I like these better. I also have the option of getting double prints along with my photos. This may cost a little more, around, $7.25 I have also went to CVS too. I had my pictures made from the imprint of Kodiak.
@sublime03 (2342)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Back then I used to print pictures out of my printer since I edit them and all. But now, I can have them printed super cheap I would rather have it printed at the mall. I have several favorites and it really depends what it is for. If it is to keep pictures to keep for life then I go to the mall near my place because they have an excellent way of printing it.
@lulu1220 (1006)
• United States
9 Aug 10
Since I have gone digital I do not take them anywhere to have them printed. I have my own photo printer at home, but I will only print out maybe one of two. The rest are on my computer or online.
@nonersays (3330)
• United States
13 Feb 10
We get our Photos developed at Bay Camera here in town. Just the standard print size, and they always do a good job. We usually tell them not to hurry, and pick them up about a week after we drop them off.
@MrKennedy (1978)
13 Feb 10
Sometimes I don't bother developing photographs, I just hook up my digital camera to my laptop and save the photographs onto my external hard-drive. However, for particularly special photographs, I take them to the Kodak shop near me and use their special machines that lets you plug in a USB stick and print off any pictures
@raisur (423)
• Bangladesh
13 Feb 10
yeah, i also like to get my photos printed in 4R (4" x 6") size and in matt papers... if i get them printed from a color lab, it usually take around 45 minutes to one hour... i prefer fuji labs... but, nowadays i hardly go to the color labs unless i have huge number of photos to be printed... especially after a family trip... after i had started using digital cameras, mostly photos/videos are stored in cds/dvds... i always think, i'd get some photos printed from labs, but usually not done later... for emergency uses (documentation purposes), i get photos (passport/stamp/4.5cmx4.5cm sized) printed by my canon MP 160 printer in photo paper... this gives workable prints... i also have one photo printer (DPP-FP65) which i got free with my handycam, but i'm yet to open it from the box... actually, i forgot about it and this discussion reminds me of that... i'll have to check the quality of photos printed in that... thanks maximax... happy myLotting...
• United States
12 Feb 10
I develop my pictures at home. With the digital camera I just download and print. Now mind you that I do have a special printer designed for photo printing and it has a better resolution than the regular document printer. So there is no waiting for pictures or anything like such. As far as size I print in all different sizes. A couple of years ago I did all of the team photographs for my son's baseball team so I printed in 8X10, 5X7 and wallet.
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@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
13 Feb 10
hi maximax, where you have gone this time let me know the details of your trip,regarding photos i am not taking photos,i may not be attractive to take photos of mine,if i took photos mostly i may not print it i kept them in computer disk,regarding marriage of my son we have to prepare the album that will do by photo studio,have a nice day
@cyrus123 (6363)
• United States
13 Feb 10
I have a polaroid camera, which I'm sure you know means that it develops the picture right away. However, the film for these cameras is so expensive. The last time I had a picture developed was at Walmart. It was this picture I have of my horse on here, lol, which is from my cell phone. Like I've been saying, it looks blurry on here but it's very clear on the cell phone. I bought a webcam not too long ago and as soon as I learn how to use it, I'm going to make some pictures and put them on here. Kathy.
• China
13 Feb 10
I often choose my best photos to develop.I often develop my photos in supermarket.but sometimes I develop my photo in home.I like take photos.It will restore my best memory.
@eponce09 (70)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Why don't you invest in buying your own photo printer? That's what I do. I have an HP 8250 photo printer and I get better quality than some professional printing services. The only bad thing to it having to buy the "black gold" for it lol and by that I mean ink