I'm looking for a way to make very occasional photo prints, color and b&w, in the 8x10 and 11x14 range. I've looked at buying a printer and concluded that's not cost effective for my needs. Ideally, I'd like to send a Photoshop file to someone and then drive by to pick up the prints or have them ship the prints to me.
Are any of the online services any good? If so, who is the best?
What about places like Costco and Kinkos?
I've found a few old threads here on this subject, so I suspect things have changed. I'm looking for better than drugstore/Walmart/Target quality.
posted by justcorbly
on Mar 5, 2010 -
I want to get some feedback on my idea for photographing eroded gravestones before I go out and buy the materials to test it. I propose taking two camera flashes and putting green film over one and red film over the other. Then I'll mount one on the left and one on the right of the camera. I hope
that this will give green shadows on one side of the carvings and red shadows on the other, and by fiddling with the resulting photo in Photoshop I'll be able to see the faded carvings better. Does this sound as though it would work? Could I get by with a single coloured flash? Is there a better way?
posted by Joe in Australia
on Mar 1, 2010 -
Suddenly no one gets MMS photos i send (their screen's blank). i sent one to myself and it worked. it doesn't matter what carrier they have. my tech support (verizon) said it was an issue with the other carriers. i read through other posts here, took the battery out for 30 seconds, to no avail.
posted by holdenjordahl
on Feb 19, 2010 -
My boyfriend took a ton of nice photographs while visiting India this summer. I'd like to get many of them printed. How best to present multiple photographs in an attractive, inexpensive way? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic
on Feb 15, 2010 -
I have a zillion photos in iPhoto and half a zillion scattered around my hard disks. I'd like to organise them all into clean, portable folders, keeping my iPhoto ratings and killing dupes, and somehow automate this process. [more inside]
posted by scrm
on Feb 6, 2010 -
I'm looking for a program (OS X, must be 10.5.8-compatible with my oldtimey work computer) that will generate contact sheets of photos and it must print the file name under each photo and allow for a title to be entered on top (ex. Marcy Building Site Visit 1/13/2010).
Right now, my work computer has iPhoto 5 and Photoshop Elements 3 on it. PE can do everything except auto-add a title.
Is there anything that can do all of this AND run on this crotchety eMac?
posted by stefnet
on Jan 18, 2010 -
Help me, hive mind. I vaguely recall an image (in Time Magazine
, perhaps) of a man wading in waist-deep water holding a sign that said "Leadership please." I think it was from the Hurricane Katrina disaster but I'm not entirely sure. Have looked and looked online to no avail. Can anyone help?
posted by chavenet
on Jan 15, 2010 -
Are there better alternatives to flickr for sharing photos with a large group of international people? I'm trying to come up with an easy way to have access from the US to people's photos from abroad -- particularly the Mid East, Philippines, South Africa, and Argentina -- without having to e-mail multiple attachments or send photo CDs through the mail. [more inside]
posted by thebazilist
on Jan 6, 2010 -
Calling all Photoshop and photo enhancement experts, and/or people who can pick out Hebrew letters: help me digitally fiddle with these photos of old weathered Romanian-Jewish tombstones to make the inscriptions clearer, so that I can hopefully get the Hebrew writing on them translated. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Jan 4, 2010 -
i need to ship a bunch of family photos across the country, but i'd be devastated if they got lost by UPS or the post office. what can i do to help ensure that my priceless memories reach their destination?
posted by phoeniciansailor
on Jan 2, 2010 -
What's a minimal self-hosted "blog" that hooks into Flickr's API so I can send photos from my camera directly to my web site? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter
on Dec 20, 2009 -
As a Facebook refuser (I've never signed up, never will) is there a best way to monitor any photos or writings that may be linked to my (quite rare) real name? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 16, 2009 -
Flickr filter: I'm looking for an easy way to keep up with all the photo additions to my 30+ groups on Flickr. [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui
on Nov 29, 2009 -
My girlfriend and I are planning to give photos we had taken of us to our families (and some friends) for Christmas.
We have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen
on Nov 24, 2009 -
I have a lot of photos on my blog that I want to put into a gallery, but there are so many that I don't want to deal with reuploading them somewhere or installing a feature-creepy (I just made that up!) gallery script and putting them all into it. They're all in a big messy directory on my server, so is there a very simple script that will look in the directory for anything that's a JPG and spit it out in gallery format? Or, if you know PHP: I could probably write the thing myself, but what would the code for "look in /directoryx/, put all filenames into this array" look like?
posted by borkingchikapa
on Nov 16, 2009 -
Looking for a site aggregating a series of "2 slightly different pictures of the same subject animated in a loop". [more inside]
posted by bru
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Best practices for recording photo metadata? What I'd like to be able to do inside, plus many questions about what's possible today or likely to be possible in the future. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate
on Oct 30, 2009 -
Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k.
on Sep 30, 2009 -
As of yesterday, my IMac will not move photos from sites I go to onto my desktop. [more inside]
posted by Postroad
on Aug 29, 2009 -
Using a webcam (instead of a camera) for recording changes in facial appearance over time - good or bad idea?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 27, 2009 -
I'm about to start the colossal task of organising several years' worth of photos on my Mac in iPhoto. Workflow tips, experiences, scripts or software suggestions to make this task easier are much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by scrm
on Aug 4, 2009 -
I would like to put naughty pictures on my iPhone without using iPhoto, preferably with a lock, so people can't accidently browse the porn stash. Is this possible and if so, how?
posted by artisticastronaut
on Jul 31, 2009 -
I really love the Flickr "ID Please" group
, which I originally found here
Are there other services/communities online that allow you to submit a photo (or other media item) for discussion/identification by experts? This particular group tends to focus on identifying types of flora/fauna. [more inside]
posted by k7lim
on Jul 27, 2009 -
I'm looking for your favorite blogs about things to do in or around the twin cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) or in Minnesota in general. [more inside]
posted by TheClonusHorror
on Jul 24, 2009 -
I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo
on Jul 16, 2009 -
What are your favourite photographer's tricks that an amateur could use to create stunning photos on a hobbyist budget? [more inside]
posted by JensR
on Jul 16, 2009 -
Where can I find a photo/art "alphabet" of found objects, science/nature stuff, or anything just really cool? Kind of like the Butterfly Alphabet
, but either public domain or usable with attribution? [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S.
on Jun 26, 2009 -
I have photos from two consecutive years, in which my brother was 6 mos - 18 mos. I can group the photos somewhat by clothing or activity - but can I separate them into the two years at all reliably? I know nothing about child development, and can't tell myself from looking at the faces. [more inside]
posted by mccn
on Jun 24, 2009 -
What's the best online picture gallery you have come across? Priority is the user-interface ( ease of navigation ) than the quality of the pictures themselves. [more inside]
posted by Juggernut
on Jun 23, 2009 -
I love to take photos when I'm on vacation, but how can I identify all the things I've photographed when I get back? Is there any sort of online community for this? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs
on Jun 15, 2009 -
Seeking software for scanning old paper photos into digital format. I'm hoping to find something that will automatically crop to borders of the photo so I don't need to manually crop every one in Photoshop. Bonus points if it will automatically resize all the scanned images into a specific resolution size. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy
on May 30, 2009 -
Is there a way to date photos by using the photo paper branding or the printed serial numbers on the back? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222
on May 18, 2009 -
What's the best way to share short posts, videos and photos of our new baby with our families and friends who live an ocean away? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo
on May 16, 2009 -
A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
posted by not_on_display
on May 12, 2009 -
Is there a way to batch download
pictures from my Flickr account? How reliable is Flickr as a resource for saving photos? [more inside]
posted by gnutron
on May 6, 2009 -
My dad has many boxes of the photographs he took during college 30 years ago. After completing my freshman year, I have equally as many digital pictures saved on my computer. While I would love to make 1500 prints, that isn't very plausible. What's the best way to preserve these pictures and make them easily accessible and viewable in the future? (I might be able to choose 200 or so to make the most accessible and viewable.)
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on May 4, 2009 -
How can I get the wedding photos from one of my wedding photographers? My wedding was in Oct 2007. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Apr 27, 2009 -
My dad has many thousands of photos in 35mm slide and print form (the output of 40 years as a photography hobbyist). He's looking for an archival-quality photo scanner that can handle both formats, as well as provide some degree of bulk-load automation. What should he get?
posted by killdevil
on Apr 16, 2009 -