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    Printing photos

    Does anyone here ever print their photos? I've got a couple that I'd like prints of...probably not enough to justify buying a photo printer though. Any suggestions on where to take them? Should I just go to my local copy shop? (I used to work there, they'll give me a discount :) ) Any suggestions on post-processing for print rather than the web?

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    Re: Printing photos

    I just got a nice Canon photo printer, but I've yet to print any photos on it. :) It certainly isn't cheaper with ink running $8,000 a gallon these days (that's not a typo), but I like the convenience.

    For post-processing, just make sure you save them at 300dpi, and you might want to brighten them a little, as printed photos tend to come out darker than they look on screen.
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    Re: Printing photos

    I've had a couple of photos printed from Adorama (adoramapix.com) with good results. I didn't do anything special on the post-processing for them, and I checked the box to let them manage colors (alternately, you can download their color profile and work with that).
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    Re: Printing photos

    MPIX.COM - Hands down the best company I have dealt with so far. Good prices, fast turn-around time, and great customer service.

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    Re: Printing photos

    i've only printed a few, and i took them to the photo studio in my neighborhood that i've been going to for years with film. they did a great job, including a huge 3'x'4 DC-3 shot on my wall.
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    Re: Printing photos

    Quote Originally Posted by lijk604
    MPIX.COM - Hands down the best company I have dealt with so far. Good prices, fast turn-around time, and great customer service.
    I have also heard that MPIX is very good. As for myself in addition to Aviation photo's I shoot Glamour photography and debating wheather to send those type of photo's out or to invest in a nice photo Printer. I have been told that Epson has some really good photo printers.
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