Ordering Prints from Online Services

If you perused Chapter 14, you're probably a pro, or at least a seasoned amateur, at getting your images on paper in some form or another. But maybe you're time challenged, or perhaps you prefer the convenience of ordering prints online.

Ordering prints online is easy to do, and the results are very reasonably priced. For example a 4 x 6-inch snapshot is less than 50 cents, and an 8 x 10-inch print is less than $4. You even can have prints shipped directly to friends and family, saving you a trip to the post office.

Many online printing services also offer additional goodies. For example, Shutterfly offers online tools that enable you to add decorative borders or color effects to an image before you order your prints, as shown in Figure 15-4. You also can order additional photo products, such as cards, calendars, and printed albums.

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The most critical preparation you must make before ordering prints online is to make sure that the resolution of the digital images is high enough to ensure quality results. Even if your images look beautiful on-screen, printing them is a whole other ballgame; you don't want to waste money on low-resolution, low-quality prints. If you're unsure how to determine the resolution of your pictures, check out Chapters 3 and 14.

Figure 15-4:

Shutterfly offers print services and extras such as online tools to add borders and effects.

Figure 15-4:

Shutterfly offers print services and extras such as online tools to add borders and effects.

Here's the scoop on ordering prints online:

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