Updated: Okay upon further inspection of my pictures from Save On, as I was putting them into the albums, I realized I’m only about 75% happy with the quality. I’m happy they didn’t have the green hue but many of the pictures were still way too dark for my liking which means I’m trying Future Shop next.
I’m so proud of my daughter, yesterday she placed 1st in the piano festival….very exciting!! The piano festival takes place in the next town over (about 45 minutes away) and so while there I was able to stop in and pick up my Save On pictures. I was pretty worried about it…it has been awhile since I actually liked the pictures I had printed anywhere. So with my breath held, I slowly opened the package of pictures and was…..pleasantly surprised! Whew, the color was good! No green hue anywhere (my biggest pet peeve) which was amazing. Overall I was pretty pleased. The only thing that threw me was the fact that they come smaller (4 x 5.3) so as not to have any portion of my picture cut off which is I guess what happens with the 4 x 6 size and digital pictures.
I was asked about what I do with all these pictures once I get them printed. Well if there is one thing scrapbooking taught me (and yes I’ve still given it up) is that I missed using photo albums. I missed just being able to slide my pictures in without having to worry about what paper matched the colors in the picture or what stickers tied the whole thing together. I missed how easy (and mindless) it is to just sit in front of the TV and quickly put the pictures into their new home. Oh yes, I’ve definitely missed the simplicity of photo albums and I do enjoy looking back through them (even without all the costly embellishments!) and my kids do too. I keep the albums on a low shelf in my study so they can access them at any time. I always use the same kind of photo album as well…the type that holds 2 4×6 pictures per page and has the strip in the middle which I used to use to store the negatives but now use for captions (although I still like to write the date and event on the back of the pictures).
So that is what I’ll be doing over the next couple of days….putting all 400+ pictures into my photo albums and then it’s back to the computer to upload the next 8 months! Although there shouldn’t be as many pictures in the next batch because as soon as the baby figured out that he could move well that was it for ever trying to get a half decent picture of him again!
Now that I’ve conquered my fear of starting the pictures, and have the momentum going, I don’t want to stop until it is done! I’m on a roll as they say.
Thanks again for all the encouragement and suggestions!