An Insider Look at 1-Hour Photo Labs

For a long time, I considered 1-hour photo labs--"minilabs"--to be a place with a nebulous box full of chemicals and machinery that spat out generally acceptable but not always great or consistent prints.

Of course, technology has improved vastly since the early days of 1-hour photo, and now it's as easy as uploading an image to a store's website and have it ready for pickup in an hour. (On a side note, isn't it amazing how our technology has made it astoundingly easy to spend more time in front of the computer screen?)

Anyway, Steve Elliott has posted a nice article about some often-misunderstood ideas about minilabs. If you frequently use a local minilab then this article is for you.

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