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04/30/2006 10:53:25 AM · #1
My father passed away Tuesday afternoon, going thru his effects I have come up with boxes of photos he took over the last 50 years. I have a large family scattered all over the country, and everyone wants pictures. I'm going to scan them onto my hd and burn copies for everyone, but I wanted to post some of them that are special so they could get them right away and have prints made now when it feels like an important thing for them to have. What is the best way for me to get good quality files to them to have prints made from?
Any suggestions from emailing them to good photo sharing sites would help me greatly right now, I am looking for that combination of good and easy, cost is not a major issue, but I am just a poor truck driver so it is a factor but I can and will spend in order to do this right.
I am also open to any advice on putting his collection together for the dvd copies I need to make. Any help at all would be a help right now as I berely know where to begin. Photography was very important to my dad, even though he was worse at it than I am, his first job was with Kodak in their shipping department in the 1930's, it was a love he always kept even as he whent on to become a Doctor with less and less time to persue it, he sucked at it but we love the pictures all the more because they all ment so much to him. If you have any ideas how I can do this better for him, please let me know.

Thank you
04/30/2006 11:06:01 AM · #2
You can upload images to shutterfly.com - create galleries and people can view them. Their prints are excellent. I like them better than kodak.com and their prices are more than fair!

So sorry about your dad. I hope he's peaceful on the other side.

04/30/2006 11:06:50 AM · #3
Originally posted by yeti:

I have a large family scattered all over the country, and everyone wants pictures. I'm going to scan them onto my hd and burn copies for everyone, but I wanted to post some of them that are special so they could get them right away and have prints made now when it feels like an important thing for them to have. What is the best way for me to get good quality files to them to have prints made from?

I use //www.photobox.co.uk That lets you upload photos into albums, you can then give people passwords to these albums.

The advantage is that when someone wants a print they won't be hassling you for it - They just select the prints they want, pay for them, and get them delivered to their own address.

I'm sure there are other on-line print sites that offer a similar service (photobox is a uk company, are you in the US?)
04/30/2006 01:24:29 PM · #4
oh yes , thanks, I am in the US, and incase the question arises my scanner is one of those HP all in ones psc 2355.

and if I don't get a chance to thank all who have suggestions personaly, know I do appreciate your ideas.
04/30/2006 02:08:38 PM · #5
Snapfish is photo sharing site (earthlink owns em I think) that you could upload photos and family members could view em and have prints made of them if they wished.
04/30/2006 05:52:56 PM · #6
I think that you will be spending much of your time scanning. (Unless of course you pay someone) What you could use is a site that will calibrate your photos before they are printed so that you won't have to. I'm not sure which of these online companies do that but I know shutterfly does not.
Maybe someone knows who does?

Very sorry about your father...
04/30/2006 07:24:58 PM · #7
So sorry to hear about your father. I was in a bad state for many months after I lost mine. It sounds like you are about to take on a huge project that will benefit the healing of your family. Hopefully, you will take the time you need to work through your own grief. My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

Respectfully,
Roxanne
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