In the old days, when most people used film cameras, they used to just take rolls of film down to the local photo lab and have them developed or did it themselves in a dark room.
In today’s world, there are a few ways of digital photo developing. You can use an online photo developing service, develop your own, as well as take your photos to a shop and have them develop them for you.
Whichever way you do it, you can usually create as many prints as you like and in a variety of sizes.
However, for the photos to be crisp and sharp, you need to use good quality photo paper and a decent printer.
Some online digital photo developing companies offer tools that allow you to edit the images and correct any problems with them before printing them.
This means you can crop the photos, take out red eye, add borders, and colour effects etc.
The internet sites that offer printing services are quite simple as you just upload the images online and then order the prints. The service will then develop and print them and deliver them to your address.
There could be some advantages and disadvantages in each digital photo developing method and understanding them will help you choose which is the best one to use. The cost may also be a factor in your decision as well as how easy each method is.
When taking your images to a photo centre you can take the camera’s memory card or a CD of them and just hand it over.
They photos can usually be picked up in as quick as an hour. Some shops may upload the images to their website and let you select which ones you’d like copies of. That is how convenient digital photo developing is.
Another option at some centres is to insert the memory card to a machine and then just follow the menu on the screen. It will allow you to choose the photos you want, the size and how number of prints.
The images will then be uploaded and you can share them with family and friends and they can also order copies.
If you choose an online digital printing service you can do everything from home or the office. Just edit and then upload the images and select the ones you want and have them posted to you. Usually the more copies you order, the lower the cost will be.
Many of these services also allow you to add images to items such as calendars, mousepads, and coffee mugs, etc. and order them. The major disadvantage with this method is the time it takes to have the photos arrive in the mail, but some services will allow you to pick them up if you like.
The quickest method of digital photo developing is to print the images at home with a photo printer. You can edit the images first with a software program and simply print them off.
However, the quality might not be as good as a photo centre or online service and could end up costing more in the long run due to the need for printer ink, a printer and digital photo paper, etc.