Wal-Mart on-line vs. local or other alternatives

Started Mar 31, 2002 | Discussions thread
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Chris Cooney New Member • Posts: 17
Wal-Mart on-line vs. local or other alternatives

Read the posts (and posts, and posts...), but still have a quandry..

I have a Canon S30 and have taken lots of pictures with it. I've tried Shutterfly, Dotphoto, and my local Wal-Mart (just took a CD-RW into the store for processing). A couple indoor (no-flash) shots were developed at each place:
Shutterfly pics came back great
Dotphoto all came back very dark, yellow, crappy.

Local Wal-mart was mixed - flash/outdoor shots came out decent, if a little 'warm', but others were darker than expected, but not as dark as Dotphoto, and not quite acceptable.

Has anyone used Wal-mart local vs. their online processing? Is there a quality difference or are they both just spitting them out of their Fuji machines?

I'm not doing any post-processing except for cropping, so I'm thinking my shots are lit okay, especially since Shutterfly came back properly exposed. Or, is Shutterfly doing some kind of automated evaluation before printing?

Anyone have better results from another alternative under $.49 a print?


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