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Printing photos

We now seem to share photos online and view them on our phones. I was wondering, how many of us still print photos (I mean family photos and the like and not art/photography hobby photos)?

Is the family photo album dead?
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Old 26.11.2019, 15:52
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We now seem to share photos online and view them on our phones. I was wondering, how many of us still print photos (I mean family photos and the like and not art/photography hobby photos)?

Is the family photo album dead?
More like one of those things we never quite get round to doing.

Keep meaning to get some large prints made for a wall - never got round to doing that either.

We always make a calendar each year with photos of the kids and send it to grandparents whether they like it or not.

We have got photo books made in the past - a hardback bound book printed with photos rather than an album with photos in it. We've done this for special holidays etc. Much easier to keep (on a bookshelf) rather than unwieldly photo albums where the photos keep falling out.

My view is that we all take (and store) too many photos and they're all going to get lost in the ether.
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Old 26.11.2019, 15:54
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Re: Printing photos

This is a topic I have been talking about with the kiddies.
To me it seems that a digital picture that I can look at on a screen is somehow cold unlike looking at a developed picture.
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We now seem to share photos online and view them on our phones. I was wondering, how many of us still print photos (I mean family photos and the like and not art/photography hobby photos)?

Is the family photo album dead?
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People seem to do this now.
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Old 26.11.2019, 15:58
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Re: Printing photos

We still print now and then..
But a set of inks costs 75.- .. That would print, what, 50 photos? Cheaper to do it in store or online.

Anybody looked into the "new" Epsom ECOtank print line?
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People seem to do this now.
We compile one of these each time we do a big trip somewhere. We do a daily write up of what we've done on each day of the trip and that accompanies all the photos. They make fantastic keepsakes.

As for just general ongoing photos, sadly they just all remain as stored Mb rather than on print.
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Old 26.11.2019, 16:19
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We compile one of these each time we do a big trip somewhere. We do a daily write up of what we've done on each day of the trip and that accompanies all the photos. They make fantastic keepsakes.

As for just general ongoing photos, sadly they just all remain as stored Mb rather than on print.
And then you slip your five year old USB drive into your computer (at about the third time you get it the correct way round) and your confuser says: "unreadable drive, do you want to format." On the other hand I like looking at photos of family that are now over a hundred years old.
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Actually I am looking for a decent scanner for a Slammer memory hole project that is bouncing around my skull.
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Re: Printing photos

I have been very old school, printing and then taking my prit stick and sticking them in albums. But the cost of printing, I suppose due to low demand has increased quite a bit.

I think these kind of photo albums look really good though, you can write freely in them, stick tickets or other memories with the pics.

I am fairly behind though with this project as it is time consuming. Although I am wondering if this will now finish for me, partly as I have been priced out with the printing cost.

A couple of times I have done the photobooks. These do look good and all in all cost not so bad. Its certainly worth printing though that storing on a computer.
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Re: Printing photos

I use www.photobox.co.uk often
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I do too. you can save your creations and work on them over several days.


I'm sure things have improved now but I tried a couple of local online companies a few years ago and the first one required you to download some software first and the second one was online but you couldn't save your work which meant it was impossible to use for a photobook unless you did it all in one go.
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Re: Printing photos

I do

Small amount of photos, I print with the Canon Selphy or the office HP, if I need a big amount; like recently for the wedding announcement cards I get them from www.ifolor.ch , paid for 80pcs inkl. P&P 56.- chf.

I've several 'Collage' picture frames (containing between 8-12 photos) , where I like to put new piccies in every now and then, those I print myself. Also like to send out (proper folded) cards with photos, in particular to elderly relatives.
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Small amount of photos, I print with the Canon Selphy or the office HP, if I need a big amount; like recently for the wedding announcement cards I get them from www.ifolor.ch , paid for 80pcs inkl. P&P 56.- chf.

I've several 'Collage' picture frames (containing between 8-12 photos) , where I like to put new piccies in every now and then, those I print myself. Also like to send out (proper folded) cards with photos, in particular to elderly relatives.
I used to use the online print options, but remember the prices being more like 5p or 5c per photo!
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