As scrapbookers, our most prized possessions usually include our photographs. Priceless picture of our memories that cannot ever be replaced if something should happen to them. Sure, you can keep the memory in your mind and heart, but nothing can capture a story like a photograph.
Do you ever wonder where the best place to get your photographs developed, actually is? Do you ever get nervous dropping off a roll of film, wondering if the photographs will turn out? Will they lose the film? Or when you upload your digital prints online, or burn them to CD and take them to the local retailer, do you ever worry if they will turn out good?
How do you know where the best places are to get your photographs developed?
There is no perfect place, and asking around to friends and family can often be your best bet. Let me show you the different options that you have.
One Hour Photo Labs
They are everywhere, inside department stores, stand alone shops, and even grocery stores and pharmacies have them. They are probably the most convenient choice available. You drop off your film, do a little shopping, run some errands and in less time than it takes to pick out the perfect pair of shoes for that new dress, your pictures are ready and your precious memories are in your hands to treasure. However, they are limited in the services that they can provide. In fact, most one hour photo places print in only two standard sizes, with a few allowing 5”x7” prints as well. They also typically will not print slides and large prints. Another problem that many face, is that because of the mass amount of film they process, and digital prints that they are printing, they are not taking the time to ensure that the proper color changes have been made so that your photos come out the most vibrant that they can.
See Where To Get Your Photographs Developed (2) for more options available to you.