Monday, December 11, 2006

Crop

This week marked the first time I sent digital pictures out for printing. I just picked them up. It went even better than I hoped!

Okay, not that I'm the High Princess of Photography, but I'm pretty sure that when I uploaded this picture to the order, I had eyes and a forehead. I'm not a tremendous fan of my looks, but... it... really wasn't my intention to gently place in my scrapbook a deptiction of Will and Beth the Horribly Disfigured Aunt.

What happened here? I'm not going to name the drugstore where I sent the prints, so let us refer to it as RoofRed's. RoofRed's charges nineteen cents a print. I would like to know what kind of person, there at the RoofRed's, would pull this from the online ordering system all, "What a charming picture of an aunt and her nephew! I love the way the top of her head isn't there! It just makes the entire shot."

next time I'm going to RoofStore at: mb@blondechampagne.com

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the drugstore clerk was being, um, artistic. How kind of you to sponsor the arts at 19 cents a print! At least your nephew made the cut...hee hee...*groan*

Toni said...

As much as I hate to shop there, Wal*Mart and Sams tend to do the best job with photo printing. Plus, you can pay at the same time that you upload your order online, so you don't have to wait in line at the store when you pick up the photos. Nowadays, I use a professional printing place for most of my stuff, but if I need something RIGHT AWAY, I use Wal*Mart.

red pill junkie said...

Which one is worse: the clerk who doesn't give a hoot for you or your photos, OR someone who is so obsessed with you and the photos you give them for printing, that he ends up covering his entire living room wall with them, like Robin Williams in that movie?

Anyway that movie says something really true. We only care to capture the moments of happiness, but it lets an incomplete account of our lives;Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte (author of The Queen of the South) says some pictures can only be completed after time has passed and lets all the pieces fall in their proper place.

Anonymous said...

revel in the thought that the top half of your head is in someone else's pictures, atop a large greasy man's neck while he performs impure acts with the tailpipe of a pickup truck with a gun rack.

Yeeeeehaw!

mike, shudder bug said...

Looks like the photo techie was focused on The Rack to me. But then again, aren't we all.




(p.s. I wasn't going to post something this piggish after my last, slightly drunken outburst of chauvinism, but I figured after dantelope's comment, I was off the hook. And besides, I only have about seven months of MB's single-ness within which to make hubba-hubba remarks. Clearance sale, folks! All items must go! :) )

my kidz mom said...

Yes Mike and Dantelope, both of thou didst OINK.

Josh The Pilot said...

Enjoy her singleness while you can, boys, 'cause in seven months she's all mine!

Anonymous said...

We're the new white meat. Love us.

Anonymous said...

It probably happened because most digital cameras do not take pictures with resolutions that exactly fit 4" by 6" prints, and the store automatically cropped it to fit. I crop all my pictures myself to fit that size before I get them printed, to make sure that doesn't happen. I would also reccomend getting prints from kodakgallery.com. If anything, it's cheaper!

Anonymous said...

You can get a free reprint of an order if you check it before you elave and find a problem. At least most photo labs have that type of policy. If you were uploading from online, isn't there a place for special instructions? Maybe next time you can say, "No cropping or color correction" or something like that.

I usually have a great time with RoofRed's photo. And they sometimes take artistic license with the freaking color wheel which always prompts me to explain that I did not need color correction so lay off the cyan!

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