gjl711 wrote in post #18304863
Just curious, as the file is digital and the process has no optical component, how would a printer turn a sharp photo un-sharp? I can see bad colors and such but sharpness?
There are a lot of things that can affect the print. Maybe the "Fast Upload" option, or didn't turn off Autocorrect? And the printer profile? Or the lab guy doesn't know what he/she is doing?
WalMart: Years ago, I made a few small prints there. Went back the next day & made some more of the same file. When I picked them up an hour later, I had another one made of the same file, & the color/density didn't come close to the previous ones that also had bad color/density. I asked the "tech" who printed them & he said, "I don't know why this one doesn't look like the one you made an hour ago, or the one from yesterday?"
I didn't go back.
The people at my Costco are excellent, & have been for 7 years. In my case, they're faster, cheaper, & every bit as good as the pro lab that I used for decades. OTOH, there have been a (very) few mentioned in the forum that don't make the grade.
Since I've moved, the local Meijers hasn't screwed up... yet! ; D