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Old 04-03-06, 11:44 AM
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Best program to print pictures?

Okay, so i finally broke down and got me a nice digital camera. Now, I need a program to print. These are pictures of the kids which I need to send out to the family so i need your basic sizes but multiples per page.

Any ideas?

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give google's picasa a look for your image organization, lite editing, and printing needs: http://picasa.google.com/
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Does your printer support archival quality inks? Do you want to keep your pictures for more than a year or two?

Depending on how you answer the above, I have had really good luck with just about all the online picture printing services. Sure some are a little better than others, but even the worst I tried was good enough for my 4X6 print needs.

http://www.snapfish.com
http://www.winkflash.com
http://www.shutterfly.com
http://www.walmart.com/photo-center
http://www.adoramapix.com/
http://www.photoworks.com/
http://www.costco.com/photocenter/pr...0FREE%20Prints
http://www.imagestation.com/
http://www.yorkphoto.com/registration
http://www.mysticcolorlab.com/

If you google around a bit for each site name and "coupon" you will find each of them have an intro offer for very cheap or for free prints with fairly reasonable shipping.

I found that unless I use crap generic inks and buy photo paper on sale that I simply can not print the prints myself as cheaply as I can buy them online. The quality of the prints online has been better over time (meaning they hold up while many print at home types do not).

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Originally Posted by 4KRG
Does your printer support archival quality inks? Do you want to keep your pictures for more than a year or two?

Depending on how you answer the above, I have had really good luck with just about all the online picture printing services. Sure some are a little better than others, but even the worst I tried was good enough for my 4X6 print needs.

http://www.snapfish.com
http://www.winkflash.com
http://www.shutterfly.com
http://www.walmart.com/photo-center
http://www.adoramapix.com/
http://www.photoworks.com/
http://www.costco.com/photocenter/pr...0FREE%20Prints
http://www.imagestation.com/
http://www.yorkphoto.com/registration
http://www.mysticcolorlab.com/

If you google around a bit for each site name and "coupon" you will find each of them have an intro offer for very cheap or for free prints with fairly reasonable shipping.

I found that unless I use crap generic inks and buy photo paper on sale that I simply can not print the prints myself as cheaply as I can buy them online. The quality of the prints online has been better over time (meaning they hold up while many print at home types do not).
Nice list, I book marked them all! Do you have a recommendation for large prints 16X20+ and perhaps poster size?
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I have never printed a 16x20, but just looking at the 4x6's compared to what I paid, I would say winflash is one of the better values in prints. If I were going to try it, I would try it with them.

and here are a couple more places

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Welcome.jsp
http://www.clarkcolor.com/registration
http://www.photodirect.com/

The one place I refuse to get prints from anymore is Target. IMO their prints suck
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Originally Posted by 4KRG
I have never printed a 16x20, but just looking at the 4x6's compared to what I paid, I would say winflash is one of the better values in prints. If I were going to try it, I would try it with them.

and here are a couple more places

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Welcome.jsp
http://www.clarkcolor.com/registration
http://www.photodirect.com/

The one place I refuse to get prints from anymore is Target. IMO their prints suck
Cool, thanks. I have downloaded Hi Res images off the net and taken them to Target and printed on their Kodak machine and it came out pretty nice, but have not tried actual photos.

I'm going to England over Christmas and probably going to use the excuse to make the jump to DSLR and have a couple of ideas for large prints in a room I'm remodeling. Will have to give it a try.
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and here is another with 30 pics free right now

http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/ns/phot...7%3A55%3A12+PM

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