Did you take the best digital picture on vacation? Or even just in your backyard? Want to blow it up REAL big? Personally, I use Shutterfly to print our digital pictures. Their site is easy, I can upload straight from iPhoto on my mac, and they can even send my regular sized pictures to the Target near my house in an hour.
Now, if you do not know this about me, I am obsessed with the ocean. I like my bathing suit, sunglasses, a good book and that sound that only the ocean makes. I have been hunting for large ocean pictures for years, but I have never found one I loved and they can be very expensive when they are large. When we returned from Mexico this past December, I had some amazing photos of the ocean. While uploading them, I noticed that Shutterfly had a 20"x30" print option. That's huge! Being a designer, I wondered how they would hold the resolution from a tiny digital picture to be that large. They only offer matte prints in this size and they give you the option to move the crop of the printable area. Each print was only $22.99 + shipping so I ordered two ocean pictures that my husband and I loved. I figured if it did not look nice, it was not that expensive of a mistake. It arrived fairly quickly in a protected cardboard tube. When I opened the package and laid the photos out...OMG! Beautiful. Held the color. Held the resolution. Now we have gorgeous giant ocean photos that we took ourselves. The framing cost is what is going to get me now! Have a great weekend everyone! Take some pictures! See you Monday!
**I am not receiving any compensation from Shutterfly for this statement. I only wanted to share a surprisingly pleasant personal experience I had with them. Heck, if you use another online photo place, maybe see if they have this large photo format option. Maybe test it out. Get creative!