taking photos to a high street printer

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  1. chips

    chips TPF Noob!

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    hiya! bit of a newbie question:

    if i want to get prints from a high street store like jessops should i put my photos on a cd-r an take that in? or take in my memory card? do i lose quality if i put them on a cd?

    thanks for any help,

    tom
     
  2. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Hey, this forum is about printing your own work in a darkroom, so I think your question would be better in General. Maybe a mod will come along and move it for you...
     
  3. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Can we get a mod in here please?! Do all of you ignore this forum?? :p
     
  4. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ether should work fine with no lost of quality; personally I’ve had some problems with CF; because I forget not to copy the files to the root on the CF; the photo kiosk at the min-lab I use; looks for files in subfolders that cameras create
     
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    do i lose quality if i put them on a cd? 
    
    Thats the beautie of digital if you just copy the files from one to another you do not lose any quality you can copy a digital file over and over and it changes nothing about it.
     
  6. StvShoop

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    i wouldn't put a card in one of those :shock:

    who knows what else has been in there, and cards are still too expensive.

    yep, that's the way
     
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    I find to get the most out of the pics I adjust them in photoshop first. Contrast and saturation. I work for a large lab in Canada and we are getting hit hard with broken pins in the CF card readers. I would not subject my card to a store reader. Beside I would want to make a copy of my images first before I mess around with them in another machine. One of the first sets of images I took were corrupted in a card reader and it cost me $40US to get recovery software.

    My practice is to downlaod the images to my hard drive, burn a CD right away. Edit the best images for printing and then I delete the images from the card. At that point I have two CDs with my best images and they are still on the hard drive.

    At this pint I seriously worry about the archiving of my images. I can still print my father's and grandfather's negatives that date back to the 1910s. I hope my grandchildren can make prints of my digital images in 2080.

    This is a photo my grandfather took in 1929 of the British R-100 airship at St. Hubert Quebec. This was the one and only Atlantic crossing of the R-100 and I'm sure glad I still have the negatives in good condition as well as digital files.
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    Just my two Loonies worth,

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  8. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    If you are really that worried - you can get things that write your digital files onto film... I dunno how - but i read about it somewhere.
     

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