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Old 03-05-2004, 02:22 PM
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Wow! and I thought we were hacking at London Drugs!
That Walgreens photo is horrible.
For the first time I do not feel so bad about having had to work at a chain photofinisher, even the stuff coming out of LD was better than that.
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Old 03-05-2004, 05:38 PM
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I'm just going to create a photo restoration vending machine...slide your photo in and get a restored version in under 2 minutes! It would not be that hard to create a machine that could do a few automated scratch removals and levels adjustments...put a few machines in the mall and people would love it.
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Old 03-05-2004, 06:26 PM
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You'll just have to add a coin slot

I think Hewlette / Packard makes such hardware
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Old 03-17-2004, 09:44 AM
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More on Walgreens...I hope it doesn't seem like I'm obsessing on this topic. I'm just curious about who the "artists" are, who do this work.
I never did hear back from Walgreens, although I did see that they visited my website.
Interesting FYI:
I was browsing and came upon a site that has the exact same restoration examples as Walgreens: http://www.phototlc.com/home.html
Looking a bit further into that, I discovered that this company sources it's work to a company in New Zealand, where all the restoration work is done:
http://www.photopages.co.nz/main.htm
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So, after reading all this, I am wondering if the clerk at Walgreens was incorrect when she said the restoration work was sent to Qualex. It is interesting that the examples from Walgreens are exactly the same as the ones from PhotoTLC/Photopages. My conclusion from this is that Walgreens is using the New Zealand company.

Well, that's that. I think I'll move on now.

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Old 03-17-2004, 10:50 AM
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They're a franchise, and evidently for sale.

It looks similar to hollywoodfotofix.com, only they send their stuff to Peru.
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Old 03-19-2004, 05:24 PM
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Walgreen Photo

Hi Vikki,
I just noticed your thread on Walgreen and was wondering if you had posted the picture that was restored by their lab.
Would love to see where we stand compared to them.
Thanks, Wayne
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Old 03-19-2004, 07:00 PM
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The photo is posted in the Challenges gallery (I think there's a link somewhere in this thread).
Wait til you see it!
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Old 08-22-2004, 03:46 PM
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hey sorry everyone

yep im new and im interested to see the example of this walgreens job is there a link to it somewhere?
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Old 08-22-2004, 05:39 PM
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Hi Mingus,
Welcome to RP. You can find the link on page 2 of this thread #20 by Vikki.
Wayne
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Old 08-22-2004, 07:41 PM
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thanks

Id like to apologise for that, i didnt do it personaly but i do work for the comany that did it. It is apalling and unfortunatly with the number of images processed there has been some that go through at an annaceptable standard.
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