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What's the easiest way to create passport-sized prints?

I need to print some passport-sized photos for visa applications. They each need to be 35mm x 45mm. Is there an easy way to take a single photo of my face and create a new jpeg file from it that I ...
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Suggestions for a photo sales & printing vendor?

I'm beginning to seriously think about selling my photos online ... as prints, greeting cards, etc. Can anyone recommend a site that does a good job of handling the sales translations, printing, ...
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Where is the best place to get my beloved Rollei serviced?

My father gave me a old MF Rollei a few years ago. I've taken it everywhere I travel and gotten some great shots out of it. I know film is much more expensive and quickly going out of "style" as the ...
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Where can I get 4x5″, 5x7″, or 8x10″ color sheet film (or other hard-to-find exotic film) processed?

Where can I get XYZ exotic film processed? See below! Background: I've got a 4x5" view camera, and I'd like to shoot some color negatives on it, for printing in a color darkroom that I currently ...
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What recommendations do you have for high-quality hardback printing of photo albums?

I have a set of 600 photographs from my wedding that were supplied to me on DVD by the photographer to do with as I wish. I'd like to put them into a wedding album, but in the style of a printed ...
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Any experience of Scanning Services?

I would like to get all my old slides and negatives converted to digital. There is no way that a clutz like me is going to make a good job of doing this myself. I have about 3000 images to convert. ...
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What's a good online tool for finding the right SLR?

I have a certain list of features I absolutely need, as well as a price range, and I want to plug this information into some sort of online tool that will filter through a comprehensive list of ...
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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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What is the value of periodic service-center maintenance for DSLRs?

I've been contemplating sending my Canon 40D + lenses in for cleaning & maintenance, and as luck would have it, one of the answers on a recent question recommends periodic maintenance to prolong ...
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What photo blogging service could you recommend?

I'm thinking about starting photography blog soon. The idea is to start presenting portfolio in chronological order and simply share those precious moments capture on the pictures. I was wondering ...
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What makes a job interview photo great?

I am going to take job interview photos next week. However I don't know the next best thing about photography. I don't want to go to the shooting unprepared though. So I hope you guys can enlighten me ...
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What's a good web system for sharing photos amongst co-workers?

I work for a company where we quite often are doing internal events, seminars, and party's. This offen ends up with quite a lot of pictures, from both the company dSLR but also coworkers that bring ...
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Where can I have lenticular images created?

It might be me using the wrong term for what I have in mind, but I cannot find how and where I can have lenticular images developed. I mean those things that display two (or more) different images ...
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Are photolab negatives to digital (e.g. CD) always better than a low cost USB self scanner?

Background I have a low cost USB negatives scanner that is operated manually by passing the negatives in a tray through it and scanning one by one. The quality looks good enough - for old everyday ...
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Can office-store photo scanners damage old prints?

I have a number of prints from South East asia in the 1960s and 70s (the film is long gone). The prints are clearly starting to fade, and I'd like high-fidelity scans of them before it's too late. ...
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Software suggestion to locate stars

I want to photograph the night sky and maybe get a Milkyway in the shot but dont know what position or time. Can you please recommend a software or a website that can let me know the position of the ...
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Are there for-fee private photo editing services?

Is there any fee for service company that specializes in photo editing? Is there any service out there that can assist? I've tried editing software like GIMP but don't have the knowledge to work it ...
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Which online color correction services give good results?

I have a photo with some problems, like washed out colors, overexposure and a bit of blurriness. I tried to fix it myself in photoshop but that didn't go very well. I also tried an online service I ...
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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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Which postcard mailing services are the best?

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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Servicing my equipment in one of Canon USA Service Centers

OK, so the worst thing happened during my last trip abroad - When replacing the 10-22 with a another lens, I put it in the backpack (KATA 3N1-33) that was laying on the bench. Unfortunately, I did not ...
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Where to fix Canon lens, other than Canon?

I have a 70-200 2.8L II lens that was broken on a photoshoot (dropped 1 ft). The glass is intact (thank you, UV filter) but there is some issue inside the lens where the images aren't focused and the ...
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Photo Sharing Sites: Any Experience with 500px.com or Smugmug.com?

I am looking for somewhere to show, and possibly sell, my best work. I want something which looks really professional and delivers a really good experience and service to my viewers / clients. I ...
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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 ...
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Best place/price to get my Nikon D80 serviced?

I have had my D80 for 4 years now, and it has been working perfectly. I haven't used it for the past 2 months, and when I took it out last week I found out that it is broken. The LCD flashes "Err" ...
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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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I am Looking for a good Photography School / College / Course in London

A friend is interested in formally studying photography, and has asked me about photo schools. Can anyone recommend any in or near London? I wonder if there is more information I should be ...
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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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What are the best apps used to process photos taken by an iPhone?

Recently, I love taking photos using my new iPhone 4S. Since I am new to this world, and there are tons of iPhone photo editing apps out there, I wonder what the best iPhone apps are for editing ...
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Where can I print photo albums in the UK?

Could someone recommend a service to print photo albums (in the UK)? I tried one popular company (that also has a chain of pharmacies), but their website is so full of bugs that it's almost not ...
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Does anyone have recommendations on photo tours to Cuba? [closed]

Does anyone have recommendations or comments on photo tours to Cuba? There are quite a few out there now with minimal post-tour feedback. I'll be traveling from the US (but not a US citizen).
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Are there any online printing & framing “shopping cart” services based in Canada?

I am currently with Fine Art America (FAA) which has a fantastic "shopping cart" app for Facebook but not a very nice layout for online portfolios. It does what I want it to do - allows people to ...
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What online services provide on canvas printing?

Can anyone recommend an online provider and/or method of canvas printing of photographs? It doesn't need to be wrapped around gallery style stretched canvas, but just a way to remotely have ...
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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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What is the price for a new LCD screen in a Canon 550D ?

I had an accident, I broke my LCD screen and I have no idea about the price of a new one.
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Online hosting and printing service, preferably UK-based?

My wife is running a charity event in the summer and a photographer has kindly said they will photograph the event and provide us with the original images to sell. Is there an online service (Ideally ...
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Is there a cheap service which makes brochures or portfolio books for your work?

I wonder is there a cheap service, which makes and prints out your portfolio book or brochures? I found a lot of standard brochure printing services, but nothing portfolio based.
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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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Is flickr dying? [closed]

Sorry if the question sounds flippant, it isn't meant to be, and I know that this is asking an opinion rather than a verifiable fact but bear with me... I'm looking for somewhere to start uploading ...
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Recommendation: Photo sharing website for a photographer

I'm looking to build a photo sharing website for a photographer (starting out) and wanted to know any known choices. I don't mind paying up. I had a look around and I find Smugmug the best yet with ...