Row 1: Walgreen’s, Sam’s Club, CVS | Row 2: Powell Camera, Target
The best quality print was from Powell Camera
The print that was closest to my photo by screen is the one from Powell Camera. Walgreen’s had a higher exposure and there doesn’t seem to be much variation of lighter or darker values for color. CVS seems the same, though CVS’s print blends some of the light specs to darker colors, and the image looks duller and flat – there’s less details that show the lava lamp’s 3D qualities. Sam’s Clubs’ print is the second closest accurate, but the same issue persists where colors of the same hue tend to blend in together; the exposure seems to be a little lower as well. Target’s print was the worst in which the saturation of the photo is too saturated.
I will print at either Powell or Sam’s Club, with +3-5 exposure for Sam’s Club printing.