This was even harder than I thought….
Thank you all so much for coming to my aid with all your suggestions for getting my photos printed. I so appreciated the encouragement too. You gave me plenty of sites to check out such as these:
I had no idea there were so many places but unfortunately most of them are in the States which means that, although they do ship to Canada, I’d end up paying custom and broker fees on top of the printing and shipping costs. That could really add up. So when I saw the Save on Foods suggestion (we have a Save On in the next town about an hour away), I remembered I had a coupon for 10 cents off the price of each picture making it only 12 cents a picture! That sounded pretty good so I decided that yesterday I was going to go for it…..my plan was to print pictures up to Sept of last year. Something manageable and not too overwhelming…..or so I thought……
For two hours I carefully selected, amongst multiple folders, over 400 pictures for printing, adding them as I went along to the Save On site. Then after all that I clicked on upload pictures and waited, and waited and then waited some more. THREE hours later and 12:00 at night, my pictures were finally uploaded. I was almost there….only one final step stood between me and euphoria. I held my breath, wanting to get this done once and for all. I clicked on “complete my order”, that’s it, that’s all I had left and just like that the darn thing crashed and booted me right out. I sat speechless. All my carefully selected pictures gone from the site, vanished into thin air just like that. Five hours of time I didn’t really have, wasted! I was back to square one. I was tired and it was late and victory was not to be had. I went to bed in tears.
But today was another day and not one to give up, I took another deep breath and tried again. This time I’d learned my lesson though and created some folders on my hard drive called “pictures to print”. Then I dragged and dropped all the ones I wanted to print, 100 to each folder. This allowed me, on the Save On site, to select an entire file at once and because I was uploading in 100 picture batches the uploading only took one hour for each file (although this still seemed like a long time to me). Also the coupon didn’t take so I ended up paying 22 cents a picture but I don’t even care at this point. I’m just thankful I have made progress. So now I wait 1-2 days……I’m anxious to see what the quality is like.
I’m not sure if there is an easier way to do all that but it feels so good to have accomplished something that has been dragging me down for so long. I still have 8 months of pictures to go but I’m definately making headway. Once I see whether or not I like the pictures I will complete the printing of the rest of them. I like the idea of using this as my own type of organizational challenge and so my goal is to have it completed by May 2nd along with everyone else.
Wish me luck….I’d hate to fail my own challenge!