Those of us who have already seen Mike Matas' post about how to make a life poster, we will have spent several hours picking and choosing photographs from our iPhoto 5 libraries and then used various tools to create a gigantic poster which we can let Apple print for us.
Shortly after posting, a helpful Vince Hodgson said,
I have no connection with these folks, nor have I ever used them, but I notice [Snapfish] do 20"x30".
The Snapfish service allows you to upload a JPEG image and order prints for it. First attempt failed. Whether or not it is because the file transfer was disrupted or because they have a maximum size limit I do not know. I'm hoping it will be successful. He also advised that I try going to a printing shop instead. I wanted to respond with two statements but I held my tongue. I chose to leave them here:
- I don't want to have to move to order the prints, and
- have you seen the prices at printing shops?
The whole point of letting Apple do it is because it's so bloody cheap. The local printing shop charges £50 for things like this.
My next project is making a CV (which is the British way of saying resumé) using the iPhoto 5 book themes. A little bit of manipulation and you can have stylish, glossy, black, shiny portfolios for job applications. I might even blog the process… Nah.