According to WCPO in Cincinnati "Home photo printing --which was supposed to be cheap and easy -- is not cheap, and for most of us, not easy."
The answer to that quandary is obvious – get your photos printed professionally. But WCPO points out that when Consumer Reports compared more than two-thousand photos from leading stores and online photofinishing sites they found that not all photo developers delivered great results.
CBS4 Boston noted that "Printing your digital snapshots at home can actually cost more than getting them printed online or in a store."
"Wal-Mart has Fujifilm minilabs and Consumer Reports says at 19 cents for a four-by-six print, digital photo processing at Wal-Mart is just about the best deal around," CBS4 reported. Costco or Sam's club also got kudos for their photo finishing services.
The study is printed in full in Consumer Reports' "Annual Photo Guide," which is in the July issue of the magazine.