Post # 1
Our photographer gave us a copy of all the photos, and I want to print some out for family, ones they’re in and such, and also some for scrapbooks.
My mom took some to Walmart and the colors and quality was quite poor. She thought maybe she didn’t download the photos correctly so maybe they lost some of their sharpness during that, but even so, the colors were really not ideal even on the non-pro photos where she didn’t have to download anything.
Post # 3
I just have to rave about http://www.scrapbookpictures.com/
I am a scrapbooker and have been using this place since 2006. Their prices are great, and the photo quality is amazing. Plus you can crop and edit your pictures, add borders, text, print in all different sizes. Its really been my go-to place for printing.
Post # 4
Have you done the Premium correction or auto correction, and how has it worked out?
Post # 5
It might sound really crazy but Costco does outstanding job and they are cheap!
Post # 6
Good to know! It would be nice to be able just to go pick them up but I was really disappointed with the Walmart ones – like somehow all the pictures looked much darker than they actually were.
Post # 7
I had the same problem with my engagement pictures from Walgreens.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000
I had photo printed at a pro lab, Costco, mpix.com, and Walmart.
On a scale of best to worst it was:
1. pro lab
When you hold up the 4 images next to each other, you can see how awful Walmart is. They increase contrast, oversaturate, and dull down the sharpness. I think mpix is a great option, but if you want to do it in person Costco is my next reccomendation. If you can’t do that etiher I’ve seen okay results with Target, but not that great. An online lab like mpix.com would be your best bet.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
I second http://www.mpix.com!
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Walgreens is having a deal right now (until Saturday) where you can get 50 4×6 prints for $5, and every print after that is 10 cents. I’ve printed there in the past and it’s always been a pretty good quality!
Post # 11
Walmart is about THE worst place to print photos unless your using their Fuiji machine to print off electronic photos. I would recommend mpix.com if your looking for quality with a low price tag. If there is something wrong with what they sent you then they will reprint it for you for free. They do tend to mess up wallets a lot though. But if you want any other size prints then they are pretty reliable.
Post # 12
Another vote for Costco! It’s really cheap, too!
Post # 13
If you’re not going to have your photos professionally printed, then your best bet is to take 1 or 2 images and have them printed at several different labs & see for yourself. The Costco near JoneMa may be good but that doesn’t mean the one in your area will be.
Why? Because it really depends on the individual labs’ employees, equipment and attention to details. Pro labs are generally better because
1. They hire knowledgeable employees (and pay more than min wage)
2. Calibrate their machines and use fresh chemistry (which affects the colors)
3. Use better quality paper
Most photographers provide at a minimum, color-corrected files. When going to a consumer lab the #1 thing you can do is to request that the auto correction be turned OFF.
Post # 14
I’m a photographer- for fun, and I think Costco does the best job with colors and prices.
Post # 15
Ok this is a silly question…but where do you find a pro lab to get them printed?
I would love to have some printed in the best quality possible.