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tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 9:51PM
I am sure I read in one of the threads a while back about uploaded images to Photobox, that to obtain the best results the images needed an increase in brightness to compensate for the printing process
Searched everywhere but can't seem to find it
Would be extremely grateful if anyone can throw some light(excuse the pun) on the subject


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Simon_Palmer Plus
11 759 11 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 9:58PM
I have had several books printed by Photobox. I did nothing more than save them with the sRGB profile, made no adjustment to Sat or anything, sent them off and voila. I have to say that I am very, very impressed with the quality of the prints.

Kris_Dutson Plus
15 8.2k 1 England
7 Jun 2007 10:27PM
I use them a lot and have to make no adjustments either. As long as you're using a calibrated monitor you should have no problems.
7 Jun 2007 10:28PM
I too have had photos printed by photobox - enlarged to 30 inx20in - with no adjustments and they are fantastic. Fast and reliable people.
RipleyExile Plus
14 1.6k 17 England
7 Jun 2007 10:31PM
I've had one set of prints where they came back dark, but every other time they've been good.
peter_davey 12 1.4k England
7 Jun 2007 10:52PM
I would Agree that a tweak to brightness is required and I am too on a calibrated monitior.

The prints are great and service is the best, I ordred late 11pm on a Monday 7-30am Wednesday they were on my doorstep - 200 prints!!!

Can't touch this Smile
cameracat Plus
14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
7 Jun 2007 11:00PM
If you have not used Photbox before you can ask them to send you a test card for comparison on your monitor.

We have used them a lot and they really are fantastic in all areas.

phil beale Plus
14 1.5k United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 11:15PM
just used proam imaging and very impressed with the service and quality also their prices undercut photobox 16x12 for 1

agoreira 14 6.0k Wales
7 Jun 2007 11:28PM

Quote:Just used proam imaging and very impressed with the service and quality also their prices undercut photobox 16x12 for 1

Have you costed the CD, the postage, the shoe leather to walk to the PO, your time in all this?
Think I'd rather pay the extra, stay sat at my desk, hit the upload button, and so long as they are sent before 16.00 'ish, they'll pop through my letter box the following morning.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Jun 2007 11:36PM
1 for a 16x12 and you expect quality?

phil beale Plus
14 1.5k United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 12:22AM
I don't spend hours on the computer hoping they are going to upload to photobox then pay 6 times the price. whats the cost of a disc 20p and i'm quite happy to leave the computer and visit the letter box at the end of the road.

The quality
Quote:1 for a 16x12 and you expect quality?

it was after recommendations on epz. Yes i'm happy with the quality i believe it is equal to photobox but happy to try any other recommended companies you have Keith if you don't mind sharing.

last order came to 28 this would have been well over 70 with photobox. So for me a good saving.

Graysta Plus
12 1.1k England
8 Jun 2007 7:15AM
Just had a 20x30 done at photobox,the quality & service where 1st class.definatly reccomend them.

aftertherain Plus
13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 9:25AM
I have to tweak the brightness - if you ask they'll send you a colour match photo so you can get it right.
You can check the colours from this page
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 9:55AM
Just sent a couple of images off to PB for A4 printing....awaiting the results with intrepidation
Thankyou all for you assitance in this matter

agoreira 14 6.0k Wales
8 Jun 2007 11:50AM

Quote:1 for a 16x12 and you expect quality?


I wouldn't have the heart to charge someone 50-60 for a print that cost me a quid! Working on a normal mark up, I could only charge a fiver, at most!

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