I haven’t been real impressed with Costco, and I’m looking for a new photo printing service. I divided my Disney World photos into approximate thirds, then sent off to three different places. Today I judge the first batch…
I chose www.shutterfly.com because I had a $10 certificate to use there, simple as that. Everything was fine with the ordering process here, prints are 0.15 each for 4×6, and the process of getting prints was simple enough. It’s very user friendly, there are a lot of photo products to choose from, and I can see why it’s popular.
They were the first to deliver my photos – a BIG plus in my book. In fact they’ve beaten the other places by at least 2 business days on this end, as they’re the only ones I’ve received!! Got my photos out and am satisfied with the quality of both paper and the look of my prints.
Except one thing: I purposely sent through a “needs color correction” photo just to see how they’d process it (I did this with all 3 places) and it came back looking sepia tinted. Seriously – it’s monotone brown/reddish
(above is my image – color fixed up at about what I had expected)
So what’s my verdict?
* Easy to use, fast, value priced, lots of photo book and other product ordering options
* Wouldn’t trust to “auto correct” photos for me
I would order again (vs Costco) because they were faster and I liked the quality better. But knowing that I have to make sure each and every image is where I want it color/correction wise is a down side for me. I like my photo processor to fix up the minor color stuff. I also don’t like the lack of sizes, paper options, and other “advanced” features that other photo sites offer.