The CostCo photo printing experiment from the other night produced mixed results. They did, in fact, print an 8″ x 12″ glossy print on nice photo paper in about 45 minutes from my digital file for exactly $2.09 (with tax). However, it wasn’t such a great print – it was very grainy, and the colors weren’t right. I’m not sure what kind of control I have over either of those parameters – if I’d Photoshopped the scan differently, could they have produced a better output? I hope so, and it definitely seems worth trying again after a Photoshop tutorial or two.

Check out this article in the NYTimes in which people claim their iPod has an agenda when choosing music on “shuffle play.” Pretty funny stuff.

It’s my grandmother’s 90th birthday this weekend, and I’m finishing up a small box I made as a gift for her. I wanna set up a little photo studio somewhere in my house to try taking some fancier pictures than normal – a la the maple box (those photos were taken in a real studio, though). This page (PDF) seems to have some good suggestions.

posted August 26, 2004 – 6:12 am
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