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Since asking this question, and answering my own question I've faced the same problem so many times that I decided to write a website that solves it in a nice free way. You just upload a photo and then you can just download a jpeg ready to print at 6"x4". www.oddprints.com Output photo: Sorry if this is a bit spammy, but it is a free website, no need to ...


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For high level differences http://snapsort.com/ http://lenshero.com/ For more in depth analysis http://www.dpreview.com/products/cameras


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I'm not a big fan of Snapsort, because they really exaggerate small differences into big ones. This comes out in things like Much less shutter lag | 104 ms vs 238 ms | 2.3x less delay when taking photos This is from a comparison from the Pentax K-5 and Nikon D7000. I think the numbers apply to live view, but, probably when using a DSLR, you're not using ...


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The scanning process shouldn't damage your prints in any perceptible way. If you were to scan them multiple (read hundreds) of times then there might be a noticeable effect. I'd make sure you use a flatbed style scanner- not the document feeder, which can subject prints to mechanical stress. Even a flatbed requires some care if the prints are badly curled. ...


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There are a number of drop ship printers out there. A few include: White House Custom Color MPIX Bay Photo I recommend looking at their web sites to determine if their needs suit your particular ones. Many local professional photographers in my area use these three services. I have used 2 of the 3 myself without issue.


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While not a traditional "print lab", there's a web service that integrates with several print labs and gives exactly what you want: SmugMug. I believe we hit all your requirements: All prints from SmugMug are drop shipped without the invoice. Some items do ship with a workorder, but there's no prices on it. Pro account holders have several branding ...


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Have a look at http://www.pwinty.com This in an API for printing and shipping photos, and offers worldwide shipping. They let you specify your own custom branding, and invoices to be included within the package- sounds like exactly what you are after.


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Don't forget, for less than $100, you can get a decent all in one printer with scanner, that likely does as good a job as the local officemart. Plus, you can control the conditions, cleanliness of the glass, and redo any that don't meet your specs. With enough prints it might break even. I currently have a Brother MFC-J825DW, that supports 2400 x 2400 dpi ...


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If you have an android phone with geolocation and compass, Google nightsky is outstanding. Or if you're on your computer http://www.google.com/sky/ google sky. I'm sure you could find better software for the task, but if you're just trying to get the milky way or a constellation or two, it will do the trick.


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There is a wonderful and hugely popular, open source, cross platform based software called Stellarium which is available at http://www.stellarium.org/. It is free and has tons of features. You can track almost every celestial object with it.


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The best out there that I have used is RetouchUp. They can easily and quickly turn around one or many images that include fixes such as head swaps, background changes, adding or removing people, etc. I know many professional photographers that use this when more then simple color, crop, white balance, etc is needed. It isn't every shot or even every client ...


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Is there some service that will allow us to upload all these photos and put them into a combined album? Does Flickr have shared albums? Flickr does not have shared albums, but instead has a feature called groups. If each of you get an individual Flickr account, one of you can create a group (public, invitation only public, or private, up to you), and invite ...


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In general, I think they are called Flickr.com, 500px.com, deviantART.com, etc.


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I had a Leica M3 done last year, the shutter speeds were off, it had shutter-bounce issues and was dry as a bone. It came back smooth as butter and good for another ten years methinks. I used Will van Manen, http://www.kamera-service.info , they are a small Dutch outfit and they do handle Rolleis. The price for the Leica CLA was quite reasonable, two hundred ...


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I don't really have a particular recommendation with respect to photo tours but I have been a few times and Cuba is gorgeous! Get away from the tourist resorts and you will be in a photographer's dream. The old city architecture in any of the bigger cities is stunning and largely in a state of disrepair which makes it real. (Like Prague before the fall of ...


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I don't have any answer for your question of, what client proofing and shopping cart sites are based in Canada. What I do have is information about US based options that might still work for you depending on your needs. Zenfolio I find that the Zenfolio costs to ship to Canada are actually very reasonable. Take a look at the details at the Zenfolio Mpix ...


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As will all questions on the internet. When I type "photo enhance..." Google automatically suggests "photo enhancement services" and there are a lot of them around. In this video Robert Jacobs recommends one (Retouchup, the same dpollitt suggested). The prices are from $2.50 to $10 per image. $10 gets you people removed from photos etc. $2.50 gets you skin ...


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Either jump in chat here or go to a photo sharing site such as one of the ones that jrista mentioned. There are very, very many options out there. Photo sharing sites like flickr and 500px probably are the easiest kind of thing if you are looking to find photographers whose style you like.


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We use money as a medium because barter simply doesn't always work. Imagine you try to barter your photography services to a photographer...not very valuable, eh? But, when you think of your services, I'd encourage you to think of them in terms of dollars. What is an hour of your time as a photographer worth? Let's put a number on it - say $100/hour. If ...


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If you are a web developer, then you should definitely consider Piwigo. It's free software, you can either self-host it if you want full control on it, or use a paid-for hosting service like piwigo.com. Even with the piwigo.com solution, you still have a lot of control (you can customize your gallery with themes, plugins, and even write CSS code). I ...


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I would stay away from using the word "always" as exceptions certainly exist. I would assume that the quality of scanners in most shops is much higher quality then your basic negative scanner, but why don't you just ask them what quality the scans are? Most shops that are legitimate have different levels of scans depending all on what you want(and price of ...


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I'd recommend DS Colour Labs. 50p for a 10x8 and really good quality


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If you go for quality, choose http://www.smartphoto.fr/ They have many years experience with photo printing. There website is very easy to use. You don't need to download software. Everything can be made and ordered on the website. The price is very reasonable to me. The small amount you'll pay more will give you a huge difference in quality. I just saw ...


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How many other similar services can you name? they're really few. So, no, I don't think that flickr is dying, considering that they're relatively unique in this business. truth is there are not many online services like flickr. If you don't want to pay for it, flickr is still the best available service IMO, it lets your visitors to interact with you and ...


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Use a chromogenic B&W film; that is, a B&W film that can be developed using the same C-41 process as ordinary colour films. That way, any shop that can develop colour films can also develop your B&W film. Ilford makes such a film called XP2 Super, but other manufacturers make it as well. An alternative is quite simply to shoot colour film and ...


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Take a look at Piwigo, open source gallery software for the web. Events Based Photo Sharing: you can group your photos by album. Piwigo supports several levels of albums (as much as you need). Private: you can make the whole gallery private or just make a few albums or photos private. User "john" may be permitted to see album "eventA" and "eventB" and user ...


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There are a few photo hosting sites, such as SlickPic, that offer photo editing as an added fee option. You will need to register for a free account to see the information concerning available editing options. If you do a search for "photo editing services" using Google or bing, there are millions of results. There are some disadvantages to using such a ...


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Flickr is a pretty good place to start. You can browse peoples photostreams and find people to follow via. the Explore homepage to start, then start adding your favourite photographers as contacts. You then see them on your own home screen next time you log in.


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