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    My Husband and I have a large collection of cheeky Polaroid's, taken over the last 6 years. We haven't bought any Polaroid re-fills in ages and as we're coming to the end of our supply, I had a look and I'm quite shocked at how much they cost these days!

    So, what to do now? I don't particularly want staff at a photo developing shop to see our pics, but is this something we can get away with or will they refuse to print digital pics like this?

    We don't have camera phones, just a digital camera. Any suggestions about how to keep our album going without the high Polaroid film costs???

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    Lovehoney - Bonny [sign in to see picture]
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    Hi MrsP - you could invest in a small printer and some photo paper and print your own digital pics from home. Most pc's and macs will come ready loaded with a photo/images app that should let you crop your images, enhance them and turn the black and white! I think you may find it even more fun than the basic polaroid as you can play around with the image afterwards. A digital camera should just need a lead to attach to the computer and will then upload the images - check the manual for more info or i'm sure some of the community have a better knowledge than me on the technicalities... : )

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    Thanks Bonny. We do have a lead to download our photo's on the computer (but have never done this with naughty photo's), so I know I can manage that, but hadn't thought of getting photographic printer paper! I like the idea of B&W pics too!

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    Hi MrsP, I'm definitely seconding Bonny's suggestion about a printer and some photo paper. In the mean time, make sure you back up any digital photos and keep them in a secure place where you're not going to give them to people by mistake!

    Years ago, I worked at a popular high street chemist, often in the photo lab, and we weren't allowed to print the kinky ones (and am ashamed to say we did have a giggle over them !) so think that's a no-go. There are some self-service machines for printing digital photos, but I'm sure they flash up fairly large on the screen so wouldn't be a go-er.

    I heard on the grapevine that Polaroid film is going back into production which may bring the price down again.

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    LoveHoney - Alice wrote:

    There are some self-service machines for printing digital photos, but I'm sure they flash up fairly large on the screen so wouldn't be a go-er.

    I heard on the grapevine that Polaroid film is going back into production which may bring the price down again.

    I think there's a self-service machine in my local Boots, but have been avoiding it for that very reason!

    Would be ace if Polaroid brought back the film! Do let us know if you hear any more! If you could ever sell the film on Lovehoney, I'd happily buy it from you as part of our 'essentials' shopping!

    Though I think printing our digital pics ourselves is a fab solution from Bonny, there's something about the amateur-ness of a dodgy Polaroid that appeals!

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    You can get digital photos printed by online companies like Snapfish. I'd guess it's done digitally (by machines?) so hopefully noone will see. And if they do it doesn't matter as much because they get posted, rather than you having to go collect them. I'd either do it that way or just print them myself like others said (you can get packs of proper photograph paper in the 99p shop btw).

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    I have worked in several labs and seen quite a few private moments I'm afraid. We had to check everything that came in - in case of abuse etc that we were supposed to report. Whilst I never had to deal with anything reportable, I did have quite a few memorable "interesting" shots. Even the online printers will do these checks, so if you want to keep these moments to yourselves it's far better to buy your own printer and go from there, although the printing costs will be higher if you are printing a large library of your own!

    x

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    Or you could always store them in an album on the computer, would be completely free, and take up less space. and can just print off new hardcopies of choice ones whenever ye need them. ;)

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    The computer is definatley the way to go MrsP. There are some good amateur sites to post to if you are that way inclined.

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    Phoenix79 wrote:

    The computer is definatley the way to go MrsP. There are some good amateur sites to post to if you are that way inclined.

    Yeah I used to be a keen member on Amateur Album ;)

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    I know that some places have automated printing machine. Perhaps these are an idea, however they obviously have screens so could be seen over a shoulder and if anything goes wrong... I'd suggest the printer idea too.

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    jay1984 wrote:

    Phoenix79 wrote:

    The computer is definatley the way to go MrsP. There are some good amateur sites to post to if you are that way inclined.

    Yeah I used to be a keen member on Amateur Album ;)

    AA all the way baby! Speaking of which,think its time for a photo shoot, i've not posted or played there for a while...

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    Thanks for all your comments folks! Not really interested in sharing with members of the public, but we do like to browse our album together, so I would prefer prints (as aposed to having to load the computer up anytime we want a peek!) and shall be making my way to the shops to purchase some photographic paper soon!

    Ta peeps X

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    Hi MrsP

    Me and the wife have a large collection of naughty photo's of just us and a few albums from meets that we have had over the years.

    My advice is down load them to your pc, process them how you want them to look, or just keep them.

    The way i do it is this, down load to a folder, then that goes into another folder, which is called something completely random, i.e car pics or the like, then they are all stored in onother folder so you will not accidently open the folder up whilst showing someone some holiday snaps.

    Als buy a external hard drive, these are pretty cheap these days and store them all on there too, that way if the pc goes belly up then they are safe on the external hard drive, also this is portable to carry from one room to the next if like us you have a couple of different computers.

    A good printer to print pics with is a canon, not one of the all in one jobbies just one dedicated to printing pics, a good dedicated paper too, will give you really good results

    Hope this helps

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    Thought I'd throw in my two cents - being I'm a bit of an amateur photographer (sadly not much of the erotic variety - OH is a bit camera shy... I'm working on it!)

    Anyway - I'm guessing from your comments that you're not especially in-to the whole computer imaging deal - that's fair enough, although it is worth checking out how easily you can spruce up your pics with a few simple tweaks - I highly reccomend trying 'Picasa' by Google for a bit of that - it really is very very easy....

    ...but anyway - if you don't fancy that, most modern printers allow you to stick your memory card straight into the printer and select and print your photos without even using a computer, which you may find a good solution. The biggest obstacle to printing your photos at home is the expense of the ink cartridges and paper. If you want to use own-brand cartridges, a Kodak printer is the way to go - they're just the best value by far. With any other make you may want to consider using recycled cartridges or a refilling service which brings the cost right down. I personally use a HP printer with a CISS (continuous ink supply system) which is equivilent to about 17p a cartridge or something silly like that - but that's a bit 'hardcore' :-).

    As for the paper - don't be suckered into thinking you have to use the same brand paper as your printer - they're all essentially interchangeable. I tend to wait for WH Smiths to have a special offer on and then stock up of whichever brand is cheap. Or buy online for even better deals.

    Quality wise any modern photo printer will produce prints you'll have a hard time distinguishing from those you'd get at Boots... it's not quite perfect... but it's 99%.

    And finally - back to where you were - Polaroid....

    a) Polaroid do a digital instant solution, called the Pogo - it produces prints that aren't quite as big as old polaroids, through some fancy heat-transfer technology. It's a fun little thing, but the quality isn't great (certainly nothing like as sharp as a 'proper' polaroid). They're rapidly getting cheaper as I don't think they were the success they'd hoped for, but I couldn't honestly recommend one (yes, I do have one)...

    b) Proper polaroid is indeed back, with a new camera (the 300) - haven't tried one yet but I hear it's just like the old classics. The film is still expensive (~£12 for 10 shots), which doesn't compete with home printing at all (can be as cheap as a few pence per 6x4 print, depending what you pay for ink and paper).... nonetheless, with demand the price will hopefully drop - for some people the true instantaneousness is worth the premium.

    Hope you find a good solution for you!

    Shake it like a polaroid picture!

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    DeepBlue & SWW, thank you both so much for detailed reponses!

    I do love photography, and got an A in A-Level Photography don't ya'know!!! Ooo, dark-rooms...

    But I am rubbish with technology, that's my prob. However, I did notice some printer paper in the supermarket today (only went in with change for milk, so had to leave it!)

    Our Polaroid camera is as old as our first pics, so about 6 years old. I'll keep (most)things crossed that the price comes down on the film - I'm sure a few years ago we bought it in bulk from Argos at a bulk price?! Anyway, it wasn't as expensive as it is now.

    SWW - thanks specifically for the advice on printers/ink. My Husband loves mooching online looking for good deals on technology, so I am sure he'll be happy to investigate that for us!

    *shakes and wiggles whilst singing*

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    Phoenix79 wrote:

    jay1984 wrote:

    Phoenix79 wrote:

    The computer is definatley the way to go MrsP. There are some good amateur sites to post to if you are that way inclined.

    Yeah I used to be a keen member on Amateur Album ;)

    AA all the way baby! Speaking of which,think its time for a photo shoot, i've not posted or played there for a while...

    Love it, are you still a member? x

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    Phoenix79 wrote:

    The computer is definatley the way to go MrsP. There are some good amateur sites to post to if you are that way inclined.

    Yep, there certainly are - we particularly like Truthordarepics

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    yeah we use our own printer take all other photos to the labs but not this kind my OH use to work for a paper firm so always got free samples

    any way paper is so cheap now our printer is a (HP PHOTOSMART A516 DIGITAL CAMERA PHOTO PRINTER Please wait Image not available

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    HP PHOTOSMART A516 DIGITAL CAMERA PHOTO PRINTER and its only around £50 dont even have to plug into computer just plug into wall take your memory card and put into slots you even get a tiny screen on the printer to show you what you are printing so easy to use and all in your own house

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    I take naughty photos all the time. I use my Iphone and keep them there... nothing like sending your man a naughty photo to get him all hot and heavy and turned on...

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