Thursday, July 17, 2008

photo survey



Dear Blog Readers,

I love taking photos. I hate printing them. It is always, always a hassle. Always.

I try printing them at home. Hassle. Fancy photo printer did us wrong (Epson is the pits!!!). I try uploading them to snapfish. Hassle. Not mac-friendly. I try having them printed at my local pharmacy. Hassle. They lose my order. Or their equipment doesn't work.

So please, please help! What works for you?

Do you print at home? What kind of printer works for you?
Do you order them online? Which online service?
What do you use when you want your photos to use today or tomorrow?
What do you use when you want to print a ba-zillion photos?

Any tips would be soooo welcome.

Forever yours,
Robyn



13 comments:

Carrie said...

Very pretty! Love all the pics you got on! I wish I could help ya on the printers but both mine are Epson, lol.

Rhona said...

Love the layout and photos. I do print my photos at home and I've got a Canon Pixma iP4500. I had the Pixma iP5000 before and was really happy with it and this one seems to be as good. Don't know if that will help but it works for me.

Mama V said...

Hmmm. Kodakgallery.com? (Although you'd probably have the same problem as with snapfish.)
I too will be paying attention to the suggestions to come!

Mama V said...

I forgot to mention that I LOVE the picture of (you and) Isaac on the bottom right corner. Nothing but sweetness!

kathj said...

looks great, i hate printing too it never works the way i want and i have no patience!

Cat said...

I go to my local Wal-Mart. They print in an hour (just enough time to do my shopping). Their machines are pretty good for "editing" and they never lose my order.

Sarah said...

I buy directly from Apple with my iPhoto application and I am very pleased. It is so easy to simple select photos in my iPhoto program and then click BUY. They show up in the mail a few days later.

un-nerved said...

shutterfly.com

Beckah said...

Hi there! I stumbled onto your blog a week or so ago and keep coming back to see your pictures. You do a lovely job with them! I go to walmart.com and upload them to the online photo center. You can do 1 hour orders and chose whichever walmart works best for you. I never print mine anywhere else. Good luck! Love your pictures!

Tara Whalen said...

I use snapfish (sorry), local grocery store, and walmart. I can print at home, but the quality is not great. I only use it in emergencies.

Robyn said...

everyone loves walmart! wow! unfortunately (?) there isn't a walmart near me. I go to walmart when I visit my parents in Vermont. ;) It's like a field trip for the whole family! I wonder if target does photos....

hmmm....

CoCo said...

Robyn, as a co-Shimelle classmate at the moment I share your printing problems, which is why I won't be finishing my layouts this weekend :( My photos were due to arrive today, only for me to find my order hadn't been processed. I've tried home printing and online, but I think the only thing that works to a deadline is to go into a photo-printing place and get them done there...problem is our local one won't do mini pics.
Love your layouts btw

Robyn said...

How frustrating!