Post # 1
Soooo dilemma! Throughout college I was in photography classes all. the. time. Wasn’t an art major, just wanted to take them. I had access to the darkroom, which means I could take and print as many pictures as I wanted to! Fun! However, now that I’m post college and having to use *digital* I have no idea how to get prints. I took a cd to walmart of some prints I wanted and they came out awful! Like, threw them away terrible.
I have a flickr account and it offers prints through shutterfly, but I’ve never used them before so I’m curious. Do they offer pretty high quality prints? I have the original sizes downloaded to my pro account that I wanted printed in 8 x 10’s but am not sure where to get them printed to the quality that I don’t want to throw them away!
Post # 3
Hey! I was a photo major in college and miss the darkroom a lot. Only do some of my work in one now, I use mpix.com for ordering prints. They are great quality and use archival photo paper. The best in my opinion. 🙂
Post # 4
I’ve always used Costco, but I’m not a photo quality snob (i.e. I don’t know if I could tell you if something is/isn’t high quality), so I can’t speak for their quality. :/
Post # 5
http://www.mpix.com they offer all types of paper/finishes and seem to be of really good quality. They also offer photo albums and all of that.
Post # 6
I havent used mpix.com yet but I have heard great things about it and checked it out during the planning process! I think I will use them. I have also gotten prints at a Kinkos and they turned out okay
Post # 7
I’m so glad you started this thread. I just recently threw a tantrum at walgreens because I had ordered some prints and they were terrible. Like. really horrible. All of them were blurry or had weird lines going through them. The original images had no problems whatsoever. So when I took them back to demand some kind of discount, or coupon or refund or whatever, they were like “well..maybe it was you, maybe these were blurry already” to which I responded..”yeah I need your manager now. thanks” they gave me a full refund but I will never go back there again. So thanks to everyone for the suggestions! I’m going to try mpix next time 🙂
Post # 8
I use shutterfly all the time for smaller prints (5×7, 4×6, 3×5). They quality depends on the quality of the photo. My high-res images come out beautiful. Haven’t used them for larger photos, but I imagine as long as you have high-res, they’ll be good as well.
Post # 9
@KMSull: I’ve always loved the quality of Walmart’s photos. I only ever get 1-hour prints so maybe that makes a difference.
They’re always on matte paper and I feel like the color pops and they always look fantastic. I don’t really dig glossy prints, I think they look cheap. Sorry to hear you didn’t like them – if you haven’t tried their one-hour processing maybe give it a shot.