Picture CD Annoyances

So I’ve finally gotten around to getting some of my film developed. I’ve got a backlog of 15+ rolls now. When I took the first batch (3 at a time seems to be a good number) to the photolab to get developed, I chose to get one set of prints and a Kodak Picture CD for each roll.

I’m really happy with how some of the photos came out, I’ll get around to uploading them at some point. (Read: Mid 2004 – meh)

What I’m not so happy with is the fact that on one of the Photo CDs, a few of the pictures were saved upside-down.

You see, when they burn the CD’s they very conviently rotate the images for you, and include software that plays back slideshows on you computer, or on a tv using a compatible dvd player.

It’s not a big problem, since I wanted the CDs so I didn’t have to scan this stuff myself, I can rotate them easily enough before posting themonline, but I’m still annoyed. It’s not like you can’t TELL they’re upside down. There are a couple of images where it isn’t really appearant which way is up, unless you took the shot, and know. These were not rotated at all, and that’s fine with me. But if you are going to take time to rotate the images for me before sticking them on a CD, please make sure they’re rightside-up!!

So now, I’m going to track down a customer service line and see if I can get another CD burned, or at least get a refund for this CD, since it’s obviously thier goof.

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2 thoughts on “Picture CD Annoyances”

  1. LOL! I find your rant extremely funny, considering when I had the pictures of me skydiving put onto a photo-cd, they placed this picture upside down:

    Skydive Pic

    I mean…. come on. 🙂

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