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Gatecrasher
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      08-02-2004
Greetings,

I have a 100 or so digital pictures (taken with a 2.1 Mb Casio QV2900
and a 3.1Mb Fuji S3000) of two babies that I would like to have
printed out as photographs to give to the proud parents/grandparents.

Boots currently have a special offer of 50 pictures for 5 pounds but
have no further details on their website. Can anyone help with any of
the followng:

Are the prints film ratio format (1:1.5) or digital ratio format
(1:1.33)?

What size are the prints? (6x4?)

If the ratio is different do they crop or resize to best fit (leaving
white borders)?

Can you specify more than one copy of certain photos?

Will they accept the photos from a CD-Rom?


Best wishes,

Gatecrasher
 
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Sabineellen
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      08-02-2004
>I have a 100 or so digital pictures (taken with a 2.1 Mb Casio QV2900
>and a 3.1Mb Fuji S3000) of two babies that I would like to have
>printed out as photographs to give to the proud parents/grandparents


I never understood why people are "proud" of babies.
 
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Zorg
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      08-03-2004
Gatecrasher wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I have a 100 or so digital pictures (taken with a 2.1 Mb Casio QV2900
> and a 3.1Mb Fuji S3000) of two babies that I would like to have
> printed out as photographs to give to the proud parents/grandparents.
>
> Boots currently have a special offer of 50 pictures for 5 pounds but
> have no further details on their website. Can anyone help with any of
> the followng:
>
> Are the prints film ratio format (1:1.5) or digital ratio format
> (1:1.33)?
>
> What size are the prints? (6x4?)
>
> If the ratio is different do they crop or resize to best fit (leaving
> white borders)?
>
> Can you specify more than one copy of certain photos?


If not, simply copy the files of the images you require multiple prints
of the requisite number of times, on the media you take to Boots.

>
> Will they accept the photos from a CD-Rom?
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Gatecrasher

 
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Ged
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      08-03-2004
Zorg <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<cenagu$mc$(E-Mail Removed)>...
> Gatecrasher wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I have a 100 or so digital pictures (taken with a 2.1 Mb Casio QV2900
> > and a 3.1Mb Fuji S3000) of two babies that I would like to have
> > printed out as photographs to give to the proud parents/grandparents.
> >
> > Boots currently have a special offer of 50 pictures for 5 pounds but
> > have no further details on their website. Can anyone help with any of
> > the followng:
> >
> > Are the prints film ratio format (1:1.5) or digital ratio format
> > (1:1.33)?
> >
> > What size are the prints? (6x4?)
> >
> > If the ratio is different do they crop or resize to best fit (leaving
> > white borders)?
> >
> > Can you specify more than one copy of certain photos?

>
> If not, simply copy the files of the images you require multiple prints
> of the requisite number of times, on the media you take to Boots.
>
> >
> > Will they accept the photos from a CD-Rom?
> >
> >
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > Gatecrasher




Here's my experience of them : Clueless, unhelpful and jobsworth..

But then again, my wife took the card in..so maybe it was her LOL

You have to have the exact number of pictures on the card i.e not 51
as they don't allow you to select which pictures you want. So off she
went to delete one jpeg. Also,if you want multiple copies of one print
then you will need to include them as seperate jpegs on the card.

Make sure the pictures are not in any folders on the card as the
person on the counter is so brainless they didn't know how to access
the folders using their pc, e.g , my canon puts the pictures into
folders of 100 on my 512 meg card and calles them Cannon 114, Cannon
115 etc etc..So essentially, wipe the card and transfer the jpegs
directly to it.

The pictures are ALL done via a machine that does best guess on the
crop. So ( my mistake here ), don't crop them, make them look even
more beautiful and change any of the perspective that the original
photo had been taken in. Otherwise you'll get back lovely photos with
heads missing mainly..I asked before showing the pictures about
quality control and was assured they were all checked very well before
given to customers..Imagine his face when about 35% of the film were
of headless people..


IF you do wish to have a manual control of the crop then they will
point you to a standalone PC that allows you the jessops style of
control where you can select number of prints and best crop etc
etc...That however costs 35p per print..A tad more expensive!

Have fun explaining to the saturday boy why your prints dont look
correct
 
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Keith
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      08-03-2004
Gatecrasher <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> I have a 100 or so digital pictures (taken with a 2.1 Mb Casio QV2900
> and a 3.1Mb Fuji S3000) of two babies that I would like to have
> printed out as photographs to give to the proud parents/grandparents.
>
> Boots currently have a special offer of 50 pictures for 5 pounds but
> have no further details on their website. Can anyone help with any of
> the followng:
>
> Are the prints film ratio format (1:1.5) or digital ratio format
> (1:1.33)?
>
> What size are the prints? (6x4?)
>
> If the ratio is different do they crop or resize to best fit (leaving
> white borders)?
>
> Can you specify more than one copy of certain photos?
>
> Will they accept the photos from a CD-Rom?
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Gatecrasher


Have you thought about burning the photos onto a DVD that your parents
can play a slideshow on their TV/DVD player?
 
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Gatecrasher
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      08-04-2004
Thank you all for the pointers. I thought Boots were pretty clueless
when they weren't able to answer any of my questions themselves.

I have prepared a CD with a total of 50 JPEGs all cropped to 1:1.5
ratio using the Kodak EasyShare software - Why doesn't anyone else
have a nice easy cropping facility (FotoSlate has one but it is only
for printing and you can't save the results).

Thanks...



http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) (Ged) wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed). com>...
> Zorg <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<cenagu$mc$(E-Mail Removed)>...
>
>
> Here's my experience of them : Clueless, unhelpful and jobsworth..
>
> But then again, my wife took the card in..so maybe it was her LOL
>
> You have to have the exact number of pictures on the card i.e not 51
> as they don't allow you to select which pictures you want. So off she
> went to delete one jpeg. Also,if you want multiple copies of one print
> then you will need to include them as seperate jpegs on the card.
>
> Make sure the pictures are not in any folders on the card as the
> person on the counter is so brainless they didn't know how to access
> the folders using their pc, e.g , my canon puts the pictures into
> folders of 100 on my 512 meg card and calles them Cannon 114, Cannon
> 115 etc etc..So essentially, wipe the card and transfer the jpegs
> directly to it.
>
> The pictures are ALL done via a machine that does best guess on the
> crop. So ( my mistake here ), don't crop them, make them look even
> more beautiful and change any of the perspective that the original
> photo had been taken in. Otherwise you'll get back lovely photos with
> heads missing mainly..I asked before showing the pictures about
> quality control and was assured they were all checked very well before
> given to customers..Imagine his face when about 35% of the film were
> of headless people..
>
>
> IF you do wish to have a manual control of the crop then they will
> point you to a standalone PC that allows you the jessops style of
> control where you can select number of prints and best crop etc
> etc...That however costs 35p per print..A tad more expensive!
>
> Have fun explaining to the saturday boy why your prints dont look
> correct

 
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