Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Create personalized gifts using your favorite shots with the help of a photo lab
Refrigerator magnets, napkin holders, T-shirts, buttons and even tote bags with your photographs are all possible from a variety of online and walk-in labs.
Making the Most of It
All these products are possible using cameras with even a modest resolution of 3 megapixels. If you use an online service, the process obviously will go faster with a speedier Internet connection; for those with dial-up, it will simply take longer to upload images.
It's easy to choose a favorite snapshot to imprint on these gifts, but it's also a wonderful time to think creatively. Playing with your image-editing application, you can make your photographs look like paintings or convert them to black-and-white. After converting an image to black-and-white, it's also fun and easy to use a paint tool and color palette to give your photograph a special look.
By combining your passion for photography with these services, you'll be able to give a memorable gift to that special someone without the stress of the holiday rush. That's because these gifts can be sent directly to them, with some services offering the option of gift wrapping. More importantly, you'll be using your creativity to produce a lot of joy, which is what the holidays are all about.
|A&I (888) 666-5199||www.aandi.com|
|Apple iPhoto (800) MY-APPLE||www.apple.com|
|Dale Laboratories (800) 327-1776||www.dalelabs.com|
|Duggal (212) 924-8100||www.duggal.com|
|Imagexperts (888) 8-IMAGEX||www.imagexperts.com|
|Kodak Gallery, (510) 229-1200||www.kodakgallery.com|
|MyPublisher (800) 432-8290||www.mypublisher.com|
|PhotoWorks (206) 283-9074||www.photoworks.com|
|Shooters (847) 934-2005||www.shooterslab.com|
|Shutterfly (510) 266-8333||www.shutterfly.com|
|Snapfish (301) 595-5308||www.snapfish.com|
|White House Custom Colour (800) 252-5234||www.whcc.com|
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