Online photo labs aren't created equal. We test the best, from Shutterfly to
Snapfish, Adorama to Wal-Mart, and find some surprising results.
KODAK EASYSHARE GALLERY
The EasyShare gallery experience is fun and easy. The user interface is intuitive and upload time was among the fastest (1 minute, 48 seconds). If you are looking for a print service that emphasizes sharing your albums with others, this site is the best choice. Note: Kudos to Kodak for protecting copyright owners by refusing to make prints from copyrighted files.
HOT: Complete EasyShare system; vigilance in protecting photographers' copyrights.
NOT: Disappointing poster.
MPIX is a one-stop shop for pros who need top quality, fast delivery (ours took two days) and a full range of ancillary services. Mpix packages your prints the way you'd do it yourself -- protected by glassine envelopes, foam sheets and layers of thick cardboard. Price for 4x6 inch prints is the highest (29¢) but 8x10s are a very reasonable $1.99. Don't come here if you are looking to share or store image files -- come here for professional service.
HOT: All prints returned flat and well packaged; free paper sample kit; prompt customer service; retouching services available; very fast service.
NOT: Pricey (4x6s cost 29¢); confusing interface; 60-day limit on image storage.