Online Photo Processing

Online photo processing has exploded in popularity in recent years. It's easy to see why. You can get cheap digital prints along with good quality and convenience. If you haven't used one of these services you might want to consider it.

There are several companies online that offer digital photo development. Some of the more popular ones are Kodak Gallery, Shutterfly, and Snapfish. They vary slightly in price and services offered beyond printing photos.

They are very user-friendly. Plus you can't beat the convenience of having your photos mailed right to your house.

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How it Works

Most use this basic format

  • Create a free account
  • Upload your photos to their site
  • Order prints or other items with your photos printed on them
  • Have them mailed to you or pick them up at a local location

Cost

Online photo processing is quite inexpensive. For instance we use Snapfish and a 4x6 print is only 9¢ per print. If you use the option of prepaying for blocks of prints you can even get the price down to 8¢ per print.

5x7 prints start at 79¢ each and get cheaper the more you order. Down to 59¢ each for 50 or more prints with other price breaks between.

Or you can pre-pay for blocks of 5x7 prints of 50 at 49¢ each, 100 at 39¢ each, or 250 and get 5x7 prints for as cheap as 29¢ each. 8x10 prints are $2.99 each.


Mail or Pickup

Shipping is fast. We always receive our order within a week. There's another option if you want your prints really fast. Snapfish has teamed up with some brick and mortar businesses. So you choose the prints you want to have printed from the Snapfish website and then there's an option to have them printed at a local Walgreens or Walmart. Often they're available for pickup the same day.

I strongly urge you to print your photos once you've edited them with Photoshop Elements. You spent the time to get them looking spectacular, it would be a shame if they just sat on your computer's hard drive.

I hope you found this article helpful.
Until next time,
Rick


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