HOW TO........??

In as simple terms as possible, for us of a more mature age, as I don’t have a printer is is possible to put my photos onto a disc or something to take to a photographic shop to have printed off,or onto a canvas?
I have some blank cd’s in the drawer but when I put them into my laptop it says they are not recordable….what use are they I ask myself if you cant record on them……any help very much appreciated

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4 Feb, 2011
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robashfield said:

Hi lw...it might be(try not to get too technical!)that they need fotmatting.Otherwise,buy some new data cd discs.You can then put them into your laptop,and put the pics on the disc. I don't know what you have on your laptop.but you should be able to do it with windows media player/media centre.Then you should be able to get them printed off.Hope this helps you.
Rob

4 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

come on then rob....what is formatting? Its ok just looked it up and too complicated will buy what you advised and go from there lol
cheers for help

4 Feb, 2011
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johnponting said:

LW why not sign up for a modest photoprint bureau? I signed up to photobox.co.uk as it was free. You then upload images to photobox, select size and quantities, pay and the postie delivers within a couple of days. I has a shot taken in the Dolomites printed A2 on high gloss paper that I uploaded on a Sunday and it was delivered on the Tuesday morning.

Otherwise, most photo booths accept a usb memory stick which are much easier to handle than CDs and are reusable.

Shops like Supasnaps etc sell memory sticks or mymemory have good offers at low prices. A 4Gb is far bigger than you really need but comes with Ghost Busters ready to watch first.

http://tinyurl.com/4tf4nk9

Photobox charge £1.49 for A4 prints (not sure about postage). They will print right up to 45" x 30" but that needs a big frame and an understanding partner.

4 Feb, 2011
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muddywalters said:

(Shhh Littlewren, don't tell anyone, I don't know the answer either. But I am sitting on the sidelines watching all the solutions - it's an education being on Ispy!).

5 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

thanks John that looks the easiest option actually.......don't even need to leave the house.......Now all I need is something worth printing haha......agree with you MW I have learned so much since joining....

5 Feb, 2011
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hobbit said:

I use photo.box too ... excellent quality prints and service. Needed help from daughter-in-law at first ... but am able to go solo now ... lol!

5 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

thanks hobbit they have given me an offer of free prints(must be a catch methinks) so may give them a go.....I do like the idea of the canvas prints but for that price I need a good pic to send off...lol

5 Feb, 2011
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hobbit said:

Be prepared for the almost weekly e-mails with all of their special offers ! I've yet to be tempted for anything other than standard prints. : o )

6 Feb, 2011
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kenrick said:

Littlewren, If you just want normal sized photos, register online with Aldi and Lidl and you'll get 100 free prints from each. You can also download their software to assist you in uploading your images. No need for CD's, memory sticks or anything else.

follow the link.

http://www.aldiphotos.co.uk/?WT.z_src=banner&WT.ac=Photo+Service

6 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

thanks kenrick...and everyone else for all their advice......hope I get some good enough photos to need it.......

9 Feb, 2011
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donna said:

That looks like good advice kenrick I will try that as I am having problems getting my photos on to cds as well

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