Monday, June 9, 2008

Help Technologically Deficient Ruth: digital photos

Introducing a new, sporadic feature on Ruth, the Mom: Help Technologically Deficient Ruth.
I need help here, people.
So, I've had a digital camera since December of 2005. Yes, two and a half years. In that time, I have printed off photos ONCE.
This was after a year or so of using the camera. I have a Kodak EasyShare, and I ordered prints online from Kodak Gallery, and they sent them to me. The only reason I did it that way, though, was because I got free shipping.
Another year went by, and I decided to print off a bunch of photos for Christmas presents. I got my order ready, but the shipping costs were astronomical, so I decided to send the order to CVS Pharmacy, through Kodak Gallery, and pick them up there.
The only problem was, my order got lost somewhere in cyberspace and never did arrive at CVS.
I had spent hours deciding which pictures to print off, along with the size and quantity of each, and now all that work was for nothing.
I was a little discouraged.
Since then I have done nothing, but at some point I am really going to have to figure out how to make some actual photographs out of the digital images piling up on my computer.
So here's my question for all of you: What is the absolute easiest way to make this happen?
Should I put them on a CD and take them somewhere to print out?
Should I use another online service?
I've switched over to a Mac now, so my pictures are on iPhoto. I guess I could install EasyShare on my new computer, but since it was never particularly easy to share my photos, I think I'd rather try something else.
Any advice?

1 comment:

Maureen Dillie said...

Hi Ruth,

I take my digital media to Costco, Sam's, or WalMart and use the little computer thing that sits on the counter. You can put your media stick in the appropriate slot, pick which pictures you want, and order them in the quantity you want. The computer walks yu through all of the steps, they aren't WAY expensive, and if you want, you can usually get them in an hour.