Remember the old days when you’d take your film down to the local photo store and you’d have them within an hour? Well that option is still available, but there may be others that you simply might not be aware of.
For instance there are plenty of online photo processing web-sites that can process your digital camera’s photos very easily. You can then option to have your photos or even select photos sent out to you.
However, there are other options that you can do. For instance, rather than obtain multiple copies of prints, having them mailed out to you, and then sending those same copies to friends and relatives, you can send them online. Most of the time this service is for free. I actually do this all the time, because in addition to the cost savings, these web sites also save the photos for you online. That means you’ll never have to worry about losing those wonderful photos you took.
One of my personal favorite web sites is Ofoto. I have found the website to be very user friendly when navigating the site and also their prices for printed photos are quite reasonable and their timliness on their shipping is also pretty good. Furthermore, they also allow you to manipulate your photos using an assortment of features, like zoom-in and cutting. While they are certainly not as powerful as some digital photo software, they are still a nice feature.
If you still prefer the old fashioned route of bringing your camera into a photo store for processing, then you can still do that to. Most stores have been hit pretty hard by the wave of online merchants, but if you look around your area, you can almost certainly find one. My experience has been with a camera store that is owned by a family for more than thirty years. While I could probably save money by going elsewhere, I know I will always get great service and advice from this place. Naturally I know a few things about photography, but this place always can teach me something else. I would hope that you can find a similar place, but superstores like Target often have knowledgeable employees as well.
I hope this article has been of some help to you! Here’s to some great photos!