Online Photo Services Shootout

Photo Services: Features Comparison Chart

Photo Service PCW Rating Overall print quality Print pricing
Kodak EasyShare Gallery
Best Buy
80
Very Good
4 by 6: Very Good
5 by 7: Very Good
8 by 10: Good
4 by 6: $0.15
5 by 7: $0.99
8 by 10: $3.99
Bottom line: Kodak's easy-to-use site makes a good range of features available and earned the highest print quality ratings overall.
Snapfish 77
Good
4 by 6: Good
5 by 7: Good
8 by 10: Good
4 by 6: $0.12
5 by 7: $0.79
8 by 10: $2.99
Bottom line: This well-designed site came through with good prints and reasonable prices, plus the option of fast pickup at Walgreens.
Shutterfly 75
Good
4 by 6: Good
5 by 7: Good
8 by 10: Very Good
4 by 6: $0.19
5 by 7: $0.99
8 by 10: $3.99
Bottom line: The interface is a joy to use and print quality is solid, but high prices and lack of pickup options hurt the final rating.
Yahoo Photos 74
Good
4 by 6: Fair
5 by 7: Fair
8 by 10: Very Good
4 by 6: $0.15
5 by 7: $0.59
8 by 10: $1.99
Bottom line: This service's sparsely designed site offers numerous editing features and good prices, but print quality was inconsistent.
Wal-Mart Photo Center 69
Fair
4 by 6: Fair
5 by 7: Fair
8 by 10: Good
4 by 6: $0.12
5 by 7: $0.58
8 by 10: $1.96
Bottom line: Low prices and in-store pickup options don't make up for this service's lackluster site tools and dismal print quality.
Canon Pixma iP6600D Not
applicable 1
4 by 6: Very Good
5 by 7: Very Good
8 by 10: Good
4 by 6: $0.65 2
5 by 7: $1.05 2
8 by 10: $1.12 2
Bottom line: This $200 photo printer matched the print quality of the top-rated Kodak EasyShare Gallery service--without the wait.
1 This printer's PCW rating was derived from noncomparable test measures; see "Top 5 Photo Printers" chart.
2Vendor's estimate of cost per print.

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