Wallgreens digital photo finishing

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Rob-J, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Rob-J

    Rob-J Guest

    I have a bunch of photos I did some basic color correction and photo
    sharpening. All the files are saved in normal jpg format. When I burn the
    photos on a cd and take them to wallgreens, none of the photos print. I
    tried this at three different wallgreen stores with the same result. I even
    watched the whole process. I pick the photos off the disk (they look fine on
    their display) but when the are sent to the processor, nothing appears. It
    makes no difference how many I send. If I print an unchanged photo it works
    fine, but any photo I touched up will not print. They print fine on my
    inkjet printer.

    Has anyone seen this before? Am I doing something wrong?
    Rob-J, Apr 6, 2004
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    stupid_idiot Guest

    <snip> Am I doing something wrong?</snip>

    Yea, try a different lab. Costco or online. try ezprints.com
    stupid_idiot, Apr 6, 2004
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    BlackVelvet Guest

    was your file in all caps? " JPG " or " jpg "
    BlackVelvet, Apr 6, 2004
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    Randy Hills Guest

    some labs dont like a file with an embedded profile.

    Randy Hills, Apr 6, 2004
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    Bill Janes Guest


    As far as I know, most Walgreens is either Fuji Frontier or Noritsu
    digital minilabs. Find out which machine your land uses and see if your
    land is in a database at the DryCreek web site
    (http://drycreekphoto.com/). The Frontier prints at 300 pixels per inch
    so your pictures should be sized at 1200 by 1800 pixels for a 4 x 6"
    print. Many Noritsu devices print at 320 pixels per inch and your
    pictures should be sized accordingly. As someone else pointed out, some
    machines choke when fed profiles. If your laboratory is in is in a
    database, you can apply the ICC profile. Tell the lab to print the
    files without corrections.

    I just acquired my first digital camera (Nikon D70) and took a batch of
    files to my local Costco after following the directions on the DryCreek
    web site. The pictures turned out beautifully. This Costco (Glenview,
    IL) had purchased custom profiles from DryCreek, which is an indication
    that they care of out quality. In addition, Costco charges $.19 per
    print whereas my local Walgreens charges $.29 per print.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill Janes
    Bill Janes, Apr 10, 2004
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