Quality of Photo Archiving Systems?

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  1. eehamilton

    eehamilton New Member

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    After buying a 6.3 MP camera, I am now searching for the best online service to store my pictures. While I have seen many such as Ofoto, Shutterfly and Snapfish - none adequately address what quality or MP size they will actually store my pictures for later printing or retrieval. I heard that many actually store the pictues in a less pixalated form than the original quality - thus having lower quality archival images available to me. Does anybody have info on the method of storage as it relates to quality?
     
  2. Ben Stafford

    Ben Stafford Site Admin

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    I've always had good experiences with Shutterfly, so that would be my recommendation.

    I've never heard of the online photo services downgrading the quality of your original file. I would guess that they may resize and lower quality for their previewing modes, etc, but my bet is that happens either with a copy of the image or on the fly. If they downgraded quality of the images, their print quality would suffer and they would lose customers quickly.
     
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    avisitor Well-Known Member

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    May I suggest a DVD-R.
     
  4. Ben Stafford

    Ben Stafford Site Admin

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    Definitely a great option. You control the quality and you don't have to worry about your images "out there" on some server somewhere.
     
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