Photos provide an excellent way to remember your favorite experiences, from family reunions to your latest Caribbean cruise. In addition to storing digital images on your computer, you can print the photos to frame or add to a scrapbook. Before you print your photo files at a photo kiosk at CVS, you may want to crop and resize your photos to achieve the best results. Fortunately the kiosks offer a variety of options to improve the quality of your prints.
Insert your photo CD or memory card in the appropriate slot below the computer screen at the photo kiosk at CVS. Press "Start" to load the photos on your storage device onto the kiosk's computer.
Choose what product you would like to purchase using your photos, including t-shirts, prints or a backup CD of your images. Select "Prints, Enlargements and CDs." You will be asked to "Print All Photos" or to "Choose" individual shots. Select "Choose" to manipulate individual photos before printing.
Select a photo from the preview screen by clicking on it. Choose "Magnify + Edit Photo" to open a window with several tools to improve the quality of your printed image. Some of the selections include rotating the photo, removing red eye, adjusting the color and cropping the photo.
HIt "Crop Photo" to adjust your photo to one of the following aspect ratios: 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10. Slide the selection box until you have composed the photo to your satisfaction. Select "OK" to finalize the edit.
Size your image at the bottom of the screen by clicking the "+" next to the size that you want. For example, if you would like to order two 5x7 prints, select the "+" twice to add two to your shopping cart. You may select more than one size for each photo.
Select "Continue" after you have completed the above steps for all photos that you wish to print. The computer will calculate the total price of your order. Select a time to pick up your order at CVS from the options on the computer. (The processing time can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 day.) Review the summary of your purchase and press "OK" to finalize your order.
Things You'll Need:
- Image files
- Memory card or recordable CD
Heather Laurent is a nomadic writer and photographer who has worked and/or studied in over 10 different countries on five continents. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver in 2007 with a B.A. in languages and international studies. Laurent's work has appeared in the reports and official websites of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Zambia's refugee camps.