Photo Help - Photo CD FAQs 1.0


Photo CD FAQs 1.0

Published 04/03/2016 20:20 PM   |    Updated 04/03/2016 20:20 PM
How do I select photos for my CD?
Can I pick individual photos from different albums to put on the CD?
Why am I unable to select one of my albums for my CD?
What is the resolution of the pictures on a Custom Photo CD?
Can I save a Custom Photo CD and return to complete it later?
Can I create more than one Custom Photo CD in a single order?
Can I order print and Custom Photo CDs together?
How will my pictures be organized on Mail Order CDs?
Can I view my images as a slide show on my computer?

 

How do I select photos for my CD?

Tip: During the CD ordering process, you can choose albums, but not individual photos. If you want to hand-pick photos for your CD, you will need to organize your photos into albums ahead of time. Just copy or move the photos you want into new or existing albums. Also, when creating CDs, the cart will only show a quantity of one CD even if there are multiple CDs in the order due to the number of images the customer has placed on the order.

On the Create a Photo CD page, you'll see your own albums and the shared albums that you have access to. Click on the checkbox next to each album you want to add.

  • You can continue to add albums as long as the total number of photos in all of the albums you've selected is less than 500. Your running total will appear in the upper and lower right corners of the page in most web browsers.
  • When you've selected all of the albums you'd like to include, click the ADD CD TO CART button to add this CD to your cart and continue. You will not be charged until you click on the SUBMIT ORDER button at the end of the checkout process.

    NOTE: By default, images are burned onto a CD in alphanumerical order. If you want your images to print in a particular order, you will need to change the file names.

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Can I pick individual photos from different albums to put on the CD?

No. Before you start creating your Custom Photo CD, you must move all of the photos you want to include into the albums you plan on adding to your CD. Once you start creating a CD, you will not be able to choose individual images from your albums.

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Why am I unable to select one of my albums for my CD?

If you see the following message:

Image  exceeds 500-photo limit

It means you've tried to add an album containing enough photos to put you over the 500-photo limit for a Custom Photo CD. If you haven't yet reached the 500-photo limit, you can select an album containing few enough photos that your CD won't exceed the limit. Otherwise, you can add this CD to your cart, place your order, and then create another CD with the additional photos in a separate order. The number of photos you have already added to your Custom Photo CD is displayed in the upper and lower right corners while you're choosing albums.
NOTE: You can only move 100 images at a time from an album, up to 500 images.

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What is the resolution of the pictures on a Custom Photo CD?

Yes. You can add both prints and Custom Photo CDs to your cart, view the combined order, and then check out.

If the original photos came from film that we developed, the resolution is 1612 x 1024 pixels-sufficient to produce a high-quality 8x10-inch print.

The resolution of photos taken with a digital camera and uploaded to the Walgreens Photo Center website depends on the resolution settings of the camera when the photo was taken, as well as the settings you used to upload the photos. When uploading photos using our Easy Upload tool, the default setting is Fast Upload, which reduces the image size and resolution. If you choose the Large Print Upload option, the full-size file will be uploaded, for a higher-resolution image.

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Can I save a Custom Photo CD and return to complete it later?

Yes. Photo CDs you've assembled are saved in your cart until you place the order or remove them.

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Can I create more than one Custom Photo CD in a single order?

No, we're sorry. At this time you can only place one Custom Photo CD in your cart at a time. You can, however, include both a Photo CD of your print order and a Custom Photo CD in your cart.

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Can I order print and Custom Photo CDs together?

Yes. You can add both prints and Custom Photo CDs to your cart, view the combined order, and then check out.

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How will my pictures be organized on Mail Order CDs?
Note: This feature is only available for Mail Order Photo CDs.

The Photo CD is organized into folders-one for each album you've included, labeled with the same names as the albums. Your individual photos are in these folders. The photo files on the CD are named using the first 8 characters of each photo's caption.

For example, if you include an album named Vacation containing a photo captioned Dinner on the Lake, your CD will contain a folder called Vacation and within the folder, you'll find the photo Dinneron.jpg.

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Can I view my images as a slideshow on my computer?

Unfortunately, our photo CDs do not have the ability to do a slideshow. Some computers will have the option to do a slideshow of the images on the disk. It will depend on the type of computer you have. Back to top



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