Photo Printing Services

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by swiftaw, Mar 9, 2013.

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    swiftaw

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    I got married last year, and now I have hundreds of photos on my hard-drive from various guests at the wedding.

    My wife wants to put a selection of them in an album so I'm looking for recommendations for services for printing digital photos. Obviously quality and price and important factors, but since I want to print lots of photos I also need something that will allow selecting batches of photos rather than submitting one at at time.

    What do you all recommend?
     
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    r.j.s

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    mpix.com
     
  3. carlgo, Mar 10, 2013
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    macrumors 68000

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    I use Aperture and had Aperture print up books of family photos, and also some misc photos, inc B&W ones that I could never get right at home with my printer. Very nice and books are a good way to present photos of an event. Mine also included many old photos that I scanned and fixed up.

    As for batches of photos, when you do a book/album the program presents a template and you select and arrange photos onto it, then upload the whole thing as a unit and it comes back as a book. You can also write descriptions, passages, sexist comments about the bridesmaids, in whatever font you want.

    Without modesty I can say mine looked very professional and was very well received. Again, I used Aperture but other programs must be similar.
     
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    swiftaw

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    Normally I would do that, but we received a rather nice leather-bound photo album as a wedding gift, and so my wife wants to fill it with photos.
     
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    glenthompson

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    Have you had good results from them? Pricing seems reasonable.
     
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    r.j.s

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    Yes. It's been a few years since I've ordered anything, but their quality is quite good.
     
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    swiftaw

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    Anyone ever got prints through Shutterfly? For standard 6x4 they seem to have the most reasonable price.
     
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    pdxflint

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    I've used Bay Photo for larger prints, and tried Nations Photo Lab for a few large ones. Both gave good service, but I'm a little partial to Bay Photo. Both of them run special sales on a semi-regular basis.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    I'll second Bay Photo. I've sold many prints using their service through Smugmug. I have also had good luck with White House Custom Color.
     
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    I did a series of MetalPrints Wall Clusters & Splits from Bay Photo and they turned out absolutely stunning.
     

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