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Asda's In-Store Photo Service
Member Name: stuff10
Advantages: Easy-to-use, cheap, good quality prints
Disadvantages: People who don't know how to use it slowing you down!
Everybody knows that Asda is a supermarket that sells food and clothes, but not everybody knows about their excellent in-store photo centre, and so that's what I'll focus on in this review.
The photo centre is usually tucked-away in a corner near to the CDs and DVDs and is the place where we always have our photos developed. We choose Asda as it's conveniently located near to our home (we drive past it everyday) and because it's really easy to use.
Our local store (Sheffield) has 3 touch screen units that allow you to get your photos developed. All you have to do is take in your digital photos and use the machine. Photos can be brought into store on a CD, DVD, USB pen or one of a multitude of memory cards.
The machines are very easy to use - simply enter your CD (or other media) and follow the on-screen prompts. You can choose the size of your photos and select which ones you'd like to print and how many copies you'd like. Tip: Decide which photos you want at home and create your own CD to take into store - then you'll be able to select "print all" and will save time, rather than going through hundreds of snaps... people who do this in-store are quite annoying!!
Once you've decided on your photo size and which pictures to print, Asda will copy the photos from your CD onto their servers, allowing them to print them off and meaning you get your CD/memory card back straight away. If you've got a lot of photos, this process can take a few minutes.
Once uploaded, your media will be ejected and a receipt will be printed. You then need to take this to the adjacent till to pay.
Photos are priced depending on how many you have printed. We always choose 6x4 prints on their 2-day service, which is priced at:
15p each for 1-100
10p each for 101-200
5p each for 201+
So, it's always best to take in at least 200 photos! Between now and the end of September 09, you can get 50 free prints using the following link: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/06_05/ASDA_pho to_offer.pdf. Instead of 50 free prints, this actually gave us £7.50 off our bill (50x15p), so is definitely recommended! :)
Photos are always of good quality and we've never had any complaints with their service!
Summary: Great photos at a great price!