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Digital Photos: Print Them, Share Them, Perfect Them

Pros

  • Decent basic editing commands

Cons

  • No search features in free version
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Pros

  • Good searching, fast editing

Cons

  • Organizing could be better
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Pros

  • Thoughtfully designed program
  • Fast and flexible searching

Cons

  • Red-eye removal lacks precision
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Pros

  • Easy browsing, good editing

Cons

  • No searching
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At a Glance

Light, small, and inexpensive, but its correspondingly small screen and controls sometimes make it difficult to operate.

Lowest price: $340.00 via Amazon Marketplace

Pros

  • Very compact
  • Quick printing

Cons

  • Hard-to-read, small screen
  • Perforated print edges
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At a Glance

Green-tinged black-and-white print, narrow banding and slow print times make it hard to recommend despite the low price.

Price when rated: $130
Lowest price: $104.00 via Amazon Marketplace

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Tough construction

Cons

  • Very slow printing
  • Banding hurts print quality
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At a Glance

Easy to operate with a nice, large screen, but its overall print quality falls short.

Lowest price: $100.00 via Amazon Marketplace

Pros

  • Large, 3.5-inch color LCD
  • Reasonable cost per print

Cons

  • Slow printing
  • Variable print quality
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At a Glance

Excellent controls make it easy to use, but prints could use more saturation.

Price when rated: $200
Lowest price: $156.00 via Amazon Marketplace

Pros

  • Easy to use, quick printing
  • Built-in carrying handle

Cons

  • Prints tend to be pale
  • Needs adapter for xD-Picture Card
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At a Glance

This Photosmart is easy to use, but it prints quite slowly and delivers so-so quality in skin tones.

Pros

  • Also produces 5-by-7-inch shots
  • Easily portable

Cons

  • Slow printing
  • Inconsistent quality
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At a Glance

Well designed and easy to use, but narrow banding mars otherwise decent prints.

Pros

  • Good value prints
  • Extensive in-printer editing

Cons

  • Narrow banding on prints
  • Inconsistent quality
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Picasa 2

4/5

Pros

  • Excellent search and editing commands
  • Easy uploads to multiple sites

Cons

  • No before-and-after editing views
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