Ves wrote in post #2762484
It's weird, too. I really like having my pictures printed. With my AE-1 I'd just get the developed at Walgreens or Ritz or something, and it's always kind of fun looking back at the pictures. But with digital it's different. I like it because you see the pictures right away, but they don't look anywhere near as good. I've never looked at a 35mm print and gone "that could've used some PP". But you can share digital easier and blah blah.
The reason you've never looked at your 35mm prints and said 'that could use some PP' is because they already HAVE been processed. When you take film to a lab to get developed, they don't just shove it through....they adjust color balance, exposure, contrast and more. Take the same negatives to two different labs, and you'll get two different prints.
One of my favorite shots from my old 35mm compact was a sunset shot on my grandpa's lake....the 4x6 had deep, rich blues and purples in the sky...when I had an 8x12 made later, the lab brought out the reds far more prominently. Great shot both ways, but very, very different processing.
One of the biggest reasons I love digital so much is that I get to control the image from capture to print. I don't have to hope the guy working the lab that night is really good.