Monday, September 27, 2010

Reason #328

...that I love my SLR camera, I took these pictures of the boys and got them enlarged for about $2 each. My MIL was changing the picture frames in her house and gave me these great black frames! Finally we have some wall art for our upstairs hallway :)

7 comments:

  1. Awesome! Where do you get your photos enlarged and printed? I seem to have bad luck with walmart and walgreens... have yet to try CVS, but you seem to get great deals and great quality, so I figured I'd ask!

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  2. i get them from MPIX.com, it's what the pros use. very inexpensive, but amazing customer service and quality. i LOVE their gallery wraps.

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  3. btw-it may be your camera that doesn't allow you to make enlargements without them being blurry. you have to make sure your JPEG or image quality on your camera is set to "fine" and the image size is "large."

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  4. Thank you! I don't have a great camera and it is generally the color quality that changes depending on which place I get things developed. I will wait until I get a better camera to start investing money in enlarging photos. I am familiar with the basics of photography (I took a course in college) so I know about enlarging. It was more the color that I was frustrated with because I got them developed at one store and they were great and then I got the same photos developed somewhere else and they were a mess. Odd, but I will figure it out! Thanks for your help!

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  5. I had a similar problem. My pics had terrible coloring when I used Walgreens, so I reordered the same pics from CVS. The quality was much better from CVS. I think I'm going to try MPIX.com though...I have a simple camera, but maybe the quality will be even better???

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  6. the camera is usually the #1 reason behind bad coloring. could be the white balance or other settings. MPIX will color correct photos, but they are more expensive. i think 30cents for a 4x6 print vs. the usual 20cents stores sell. plus you have to pay for shipping with MPIX. the quality of paper and coloring will be better though.

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  7. also the pictures shown in this post were enlarged at walgreens and they came out great for me, so it might be a difference between cameras. i have a professional grade camera.

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