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Old 01-13-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Shucks--photo shop is closing! [update & question in post #8]

I'm so bummed about this--the second Moto Photo in our area is closing Jan. 28! This one is about 15 minutes from my house; the one that was 2 miles away closed a couple of years ago. In both instances, I believe the owner just wanted to retire. I get all my photos developed there, and we've been getting family Christmas portraits at Moto Photo for so many years, I couldn't even tell you.

Don't know what I'm going to do for photo developing now! The drug stores and discount stores are fast, but the quality leaves a lot to be desired; mail-order places I hear have decent quality, but you have to wait days and days for them to show up.

Guess I'll have to see if there's anything else available in the area. If not, I'll try Target (I do not do Wal-Mart for any reason, so that's out).

Where do y'all get your pictures developed?
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:57 PM   #2
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I prefer Walgreens to most of our available options. Mind you it is a newer store with newer equipment. I do not like Walmart for photos...too big of a hurry and pics are always off. Rite Aid allows for the most editing options but our local one is outdated and therefore has reading my larger memory cards. I am always deciding at the last moment that I need b pics so mail order options are not that useful to me so I do not have much input for you there.

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Old 01-13-2017, 08:58 PM   #3
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Wow, I can't believe this: the camera store, just a little closer than the first Moto Photo that closed, does photo printing! 2 miles from my house, and really good prices! 4x6 prices are similar (24 cents), but they charge just $.99 for 5x7, and $2.99 for 8x10 and 8x12!

Guess I should've checked earlier...but I can't be sad that I helped support the Moto Photo. Still have to find a studio for future family portraits, but photo orders are taken care of now, yay!
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I usually use Shutterfly or Snapfish for photos. If I need something quick, Target one hour does a pretty good job.
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I use Snapfish when I need/want prints of photos. They're good for quality, price & they always surprise me with how quickly I get my prints even when I've ordered a lot of them. I also think they're shipping is very reasonable.
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I use snapfish or Shutterfly and have my prints sent to a local store,usually Walgreens. i have found the quality can vary. even at the same store My sister recently introduced me to groovebook. 100 prints for $2.99
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So glad you found a photo shop close by! I use Snapfish and Shutterfly because there is nowhere here other than drugstores/discount stores and my photos have never turned out well there.
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Wow! I just had my first batch of photos developed at the camera shop, and I have to say they look fantastic, and cost less than where I'd been going (because the enlargements are so inexpensive).

Plus, I joined their photo club for discounts. Their five-year membership, which costs $100 (usually $30/year) includes not just a flash drive and coffee mug, but also a 16x20 wrapped canvas enlargement free--and this normally costs $100 itself.

I had my eye already on a photo I wanted to enlarge and feature in my new Disney-themed craft room, so I'll be getting that.

This is it--what do you think? Is it worthy of the wrapped-canvas treatment? Or should I maybe go with something lighter in color?
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I truly like it...nighttime shots of the castle are my favorite and you got great detail in the shot despite the low light. Go with it.

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