Is anyone aware of the better or bad online photo printers? I have used OFOTO in the past - and i'm currently trying Imagestation by Sony - because their editing tools are much better than any others I could find...
First that comes to mind is Kodak's Easy Share, as eveytime I fire up my Photoshop Elements it's icon is right there at the bottom of the screen. I mean, if Adobe touts them, they can't be all that bad! Right?
Some others you can check out might be Mpix.com, Photopipe.com, pixto-U.com (I found these just thumbing thru the latest issue of Shutterbug). I'm sure there a slew of others!
MPix, a bit more ecdxpensive than Walmart, but pro quality.
What makes you think that Walmart can't produce pro quality prints? They use the same Fuji Frontier printers that pro labs use. If yuou turn off auto enhance and prepare your images properly, you will get back the same quality you put in.
What about the paper? Does Wal-Mart use the same professional photo paper that pro labs use? It's not just about the printer...
see my post about MPIX.com
I have used them since last June and they'll have my business for a long time. Best customer service I have ever received.
Yes, pricier than Wal-Mart (but not by too much) but when you'll receive your photos you'll think they sent you those of a famous photographer by mistake :D Awesome quality!
They use Fuji Crystal Archive paper and chemistry. If you're not sure, just ask the operator.
Wallyworld uses Fuji Crystal Archive, yes. But that's all they use.
MPIX and El Co, to name two, use a variety of printers depending on the size and media requested. They can both print on different media (El Co has a wider selection) and in much larger sizes than Wallyworld can turn out on their Frontier machines.
Wallyworld et al can turn out good prints but the untrained monkeys running the machines in most of these places wouldn't know a profile from a nail file and getting a good print can be very much hit and miss. If I were looking for top quality results that I couldn't do myself, I'd go with a place like MPIX or El Co, not Wallyworld.
I have been using Mpix for some time and find them to produce quality prints and a nice company to work with. Monte Johnson.
So, for the fun of it I went to Walmart and had some prints done... and they suck. Nowhere near the quality of Mpix.