07 January 2007

A scrapbooker votes for Costco's digital photo printing

For those of you dealing with the holiday photo backlog, Ashley's hack may come in handy:

Here's a hack I stumbled across while getting my digital pictures set up to print at my local Costco.
I like to use
Costco's online submission feature and then pick my pictures up at the store. That in and of itself is a pretty cool hack. I also discovered while submitting my pictures that if you choose to edit your picture, besides the usual red-eye, contrast, and cropping features you can add fun borders. They have about 20 or so holiday borders as well as lots of everyday designs. As a scrapbooker, all I have to say is very cool. No extra cost and some pictures are already scrapbook-ready.

Tags: , ,


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A scrapbooker votes for Costco's digital photo printing:

Your comments

Feed Follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Similarly, Kodak's Photo Gallery will let you pick up pics at your local CVS - a small service charge is applied ~1.50 but cheaper than shipping.

I have to second Costco as a photo printing service. They've got the best price in town, as far as I can tell, and the quality is good.

One note of warning: if you drop off film instead of uploading files, make sure you drop it off *inside*, not at the photo kiosk outside the door. They are entirely different services, and I think the Kodak kiosk is more expensive.

Oops, that previous comment was by me.

As a working parent who has never been "crafty", I choose to only print out very selected pictures. I realize that someday i might want albums of all my pictures. But, if I printed them all out now I would just have of boxes of pictures to store somewhere. So, instead, I have an online gallery on my personal website so all my family and friends can see them (I also use Flickr for pictures I want to share with all of cyberspace). When my youngest turned 1, and I realized that I had been negligent in the baby book area, I created a photobook online at Shutterfly. It turned out awesome and I have a hardbound album of his first year.

On the scrapbooking note: I let my 4 y.o. practice her scissors technique on pictures that won't be saved. (the one with my eyes closed, or that Bad Hair Day) I made a little construction paper book, gave her a glue stick, kid scissors and some cheap stickers- and she made her own scrapbook!

We close comments after a month to guard against spam. Want to talk about this hack? Join us on Twitter and Facebook!


Free updates

  • Subscribers are my VIPs. My weekly newsletter includes a personal update, the latest from Parent Hacks, interesting links and news.

    Subscribers also get priority event invitations and occasional surprises via snail mail.

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

New Book Coming Soon!

  • Coming soon: Parent Hacks Book

Start Amazon shopping here