online photo lab basics?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m actually just about to place an order with Mpix for some wedding shots.  They allow regular consumers since some online pro labs won’t print to basic consumers.  I don’t see anywhere that I need to send the print release though I have it on paper if necessary.  Since your photographer has an online gallery, do you get high def digital images on a CD or online?  You won’t be able to print just from the online image most likely, as they’re uploaded in screen resolution, not print.  As for paper options, they have several as well as different mediums that you can print on.  I’d check out their website as it’s pretty straight forward and easy to navigate.  

 

Mpix does color correct images, but editing can be done with an extra fee.  I’m going to assume that’s not necessary, since your photographer should have a color calibrated monitor when they edited your images, but it’s probably wise to print just a few at first to see that you like the quality.

I’ve also heard mixed reviews on Costco’s print services.  More good than bad, but I’d definately recommend printing just a couple of test shots to make sure you like how they turn out.  It’s been about 10 years since I’ve printed anything there..maybe more. I think it was back in the days of film!

 

Post # 5
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112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That will be fine for the high resolution.  Many times photographers only upload to blogs/hosting sites, etc in screen resolution, because it’s pointless to have them in high res since it takes up too much space and gives risk to people stealing the images.  I’d still make sure that you have printing rights though, just in case.  Some photographers do not allow them to be printed by anyone other than themselves, so they can control the quality of the final image.

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