Spring 2012

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Should I let the lab pull overexposed color negative or leave it overexposed

I shot a roll of expired Fuji Superia 200 at 100 ISO. Effectively overexposing it by one stop. Should I ask the lab to pull it or just leave it overexposed? Why I'm asking, is because I understand ...
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How do you print photos at non-standard sizes?

If you have a frame that is very small or at a non-standard size such as 2"x2" how do you edit your images so that you can print them at a standard size from a lab? For example, if I want to print ...
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Why did the store crop my images for 4x6 prints?

I've not had photos printed in store for a while, but took some to be developed into a camera shop the other day. My camera is a Canon 100D. I ordered 6x4 prints to go into an album for a birthday ...
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Do any web-based printers offer commodity photobooks larger than 12×12"? [closed]

I came across a huge professional photo book that must have been 30 by 20 inches. I'd like to make something like that for myself. I've looked all over and I can't find any websites offering ...
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Horrible quality of prints developed from film

Recently my girlfriend shot 2 rolls of color film and we had them developed + photos developed at a small local photolab. What surprised me was how the prints looked. They looked low-res, on some ...
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Will a print lab be cheesed off if I concatenate multiple images in one file?

I've been looking at the pricing structure of an online printing service, and have noticed that there are are significant savings to be had by sending them one file consisting of multiple images to be ...
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Are digital prints from CVS reasonable quality for casual printing needs?

There's a CVS drugstore on my commute, so it would be very convenient to stop in and pick up some prints that I've uploaded earlier. However, CVS is, shall we say, not terribly professionally oriented....
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Will transfering a TIFF to a photolab via ROES software cause it to lose quality?

I edited a RAW image file to my satisfaction, and want to send it to a print shop to print on a large canvas w/frame. They use ROES software to transfer the image to them. I have had bad results doing ...
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How are images projected onto photographic paper in digital minilabs?

I've come across references to digital minilabs, which project digital photographs onto standard photographic paper and then develop them using the same chemical processes as traditional film ...
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Is there a 'top notch' photo lab with flexible options in Canada?

I would like to have top quality prints of some of my photos. I've tried every photo lab in my city and none produce acceptable product. (I have access to Canon IPF8300 large format printer but even ...
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Tips for printing my photos at a Costco-esque printer?

I have 2 shots I would like to print out as large as possible, probably at Costco given the prices. What steps should I take to prep my images for printing? The only thing I was planning so far was to ...
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What is the best site for ordering prints online?

There are many sites out there that offer printing services. I am not interested in photo hosting websites such as SmugMug. What is the best in reference to the following criteria: Inexpensive - ...
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Is there a human factor involved in the quality of photo prints when you take your pics to a photo-lab?

When you go to a photo-lab like Walmart, Target, pharmacies, etc. are you at the mercy of the printing machine? Is the photo printing process very automatic, or is there a technician making some ...
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What is the best online printing site for users in France?

So basically this is the same as What is the best site for ordering prints online but just for France. I want to print a few photos (3 or 5) which I consider my best ones. I am most of all looking ...
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Why aren't the 35mm film scans I got back from a lab at a 3:2 aspect ratio?

I let my film get developed and scanned at a Fuji Lab in Japan and always receive a DVD with images of 4336x3036 pixel resolution, which is an aspect ratio of about 1.428194:1. I always thought 35mm ...
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Home printing economically viable [closed]

Simple question, though maybe not a simple answer, but how often/how many photos do you have to print before it becomes economically viable to invest in a high quality home photo printer, as opposed ...
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Is there a printing lab that post prints direct to customer without the invoice?

Is there an online printing service, (like photobox) that I can use to print and ship prints directly to customers so that I don't even handle them. If I use a normal online printing service, they ...
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Why can my old Epson dye printer produce accurate reds but my professional lab can't?

My professional print lab uses a high-end Fuji Frontier machine with its own profile that the customer downloads. The prints are of exceptional quality, except for the colour gamut, particularly with ...
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Recommendations for quality, reasonably priced printers in Sydney, Australia?

I have returned to Sydney after living overseas for 10 years. My favorite printers and labs are no longer around. Platinum Imaging on Oxford Street in Paddington for example had great colours, put a ...
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Why won't an online service print 16x20 from an 8 megapixel cell phone photo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a general formula for image size vs. print size? I have a wonderful photo from my cell phone and several people would like a 16x20 or at the least a 11x14 print. ...
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Where can I have photos printed in bulk at wholesale prices?

I would like to sell prints of my photos, does anyone have know of any suppliers that print photos off in bulk? Ideally based in the UK but I would also consider printers abroad. I don't want to use ...
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Where to get film developed and high quality scans? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is a really good place to get film developed by mail? I've recently picked up an old Canon SLR and wanted to experiment with it. Unfortunately, I've found it near ...
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What are the pros and cons of lab prints versus using a printer?

As newcomers to photography and printing we would like advice on the best way(s), regarding both quality and cost, of printing. In the main my wife is photographing birds and insects, so natural ...
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What does it mean to “mount” slide film for processing?

I just finished my first roll of a 35mm slide film and it is time to get it processed. I checked few places online and the options are to get them processed "mounted" or "unmounted". So what do ...
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Should I have my lab color correct my images?

The labs that I deal with to get my images printed offer the option to color correct my images prior to printing. One example of what they do is: Per file color correction is available. We color ...
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Why do my photos look bad only when they are printed?

I took a photo from my DSLR, brought it into photoshop, made some fixes, added some text and saved it in a few different formats (TIFF, JPEG). Then I uploaded it to an online photo printer. When I got ...
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How did my Portra 400 color negs came back black and white?

I was trying out Kodak Portra 400 color negative 120 film in my Hasselblad 503cw last month. Just got the negs back from the lab and they appear to be black and white. Can someone explain how this ...
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Which postcard mailing services are the best? [closed]

I have noticed several sites offering to let me upload a photo, some text and an address. They will then print a postcard with the image and my text and mail it for me. Some offer smartphone-apps and ...
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How do the various options offered by print labs compare for B&W printing? [closed]

What lab, in combination with papers they offer, are the best for printing your black-and-white images? I tested eight papers and four U.S. labs and wrote a blog post reviewing the results, but that's ...
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Scratches on negatives - me or them?

I've recently dug out my old SLR camera again. I've just got the prints and scans back from a reputable high-street company and I'm not very impressed with the results. For example: There's a big ...
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How should I use Lightroom for processing for photo lab prints?

I'm a recent Lightroom convert, and I've come to appreciate its built-in workflow for library management and developing. I'm still stymied by printing, however, because I want to use an online lab ...
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Prints: Pro labs vs. supermarkets - what's the difference?

While there was a good discussion of using a lab vs. a personal printer, I'm curious what folks see as the advantages to using a pro photo lab as compared to the local drugstore or supermarket. Why ...
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What are the recommendations for getting best color matching when using a photolab?

So I want to use one of the many online printer photolabs to send my photos to and have them print them and send them back. What is the best way to make sure the colors I see on my monitor match what ...