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Developed photo's aren't turning out well

I'm using Canon PowerShot S2 IS. I have taken some nice pictures with it which I transfer on to my pc and review them with no problem. I then upload them to Walgreens (online) for developing and when I pick them up I notice the pictures have been cropped somewhere along the way and the shot is off, many times with the tops of people's head cut off. First I thought they were problems caused by Walgreens but Walmart has turned up the same thing. When I go back to check the pictures on my pc, I see no problem and no cropping of the photo's being sent out. Can someone please tell me what I may be doing wrong?

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I think it's the photo service. Check and see if there's a cropping option. I use shutterfly.com and if the top of a head is cut off in the preview, I just pick the crop option and change it. The service tries to crop the pictures accurately but sometimes you have to go in and force it to crop the way you want to. I'm sure Walgreens and Walmart's services will both have similar features.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

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