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Japan With Kids - Forums: Shopping in Japan: Photo Processing
By Cornelia on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 10:46 am:

Now that digital cameras are the rage, what to do when we want to send a copy to someone who hasn't got email?

If you can copy your picture onto a floppy (hopefully the file is not too big -- if so try turning it into a .jpg file which gets compressed automatically), then many of the photo shops here in Tokyo can print of the floppy. They can almost always read Macintosh floppies as well as PC (Windows) floppies.

I get Post Card size prints for 50 yen at:

Sashin-ya-san yon-juu-go

They also accept MO floppies. Here is a picture of what their logo looks like in Japanese Kanji:

photoshop 45 in Kanji

Not all of their shops have the computers in house so then you have to wait two days. But the one I go to at Myogadani station on the Marunouchi line (tel: 03-3945-5745) does them for me within 2 hours. They can also digitalize your regular negative processing onto a CD.

There are plenty of others photoshop chains. If anyone knows one please share it here.

By Lea on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 8:38 am:

Doesn't Kinko's also do this?

By Cornelia on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 12:05 am:

Here's another good place:

Triton Square, Harumi

Look at (in Japanese) for other locations:

L size 35 yen
King (KG = Post card size) 47 yen
2L size 77 yen

What follows is a list of the types of memory that they can read.
PC/windows only (no Macintosh):
2HD floppy

From your camera:
Fujicolor CD, SmartMedia ID
Fujix Image memory card HG-20
Compact Flash Card
Sony memory Stick
Panansonic SD card

By Cornelia on Saturday, February 16, 2002 - 8:59 am:

There is also on-line photo processing. You up-load your already digitalized pictures from your computer via internet to a web site. Then you can order prints to be mailed out.

Here are a few: (a Kodak company)

These places also function as "digital photo albums" so people can see your pictures without actually receiving paper copies in the mail.

A comprehensive list of photosharing websites

Yahoo has a special sub-domain devoted to this
MSN offer the same as Yahoo

PhotoIsland lets you store 50MB worth of photos

Kodak's Picture Centre

Here are some in Japanese that I have not personally checked out: (Sony)

By Natasha on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 - 7:09 am:

I found one of those machines for getting pictures printed instantly. Pretty cool. This one was at Sakura camera on the East side of Shinjuku station (close to Marui department store). I met a friend for lunch who was on her way to the airport so there wasn't time to wait an hour or two for prints. The quality was probably a bit lower mostly because the color balance was off, but to be able to get the prints in just a couple of minutes made it OK. Price was also slightly higher.

picture of the photo print vending machine

By Marta on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 1:37 pm:

On-line digital photo processing for Australian recipients:

By Kurz on Friday, October 5, 2007 - 2:53 pm:

Here's a good one for within Japan. I used them and it was very fast. The web site is in Japanese only. I had to get some help. You pay after you get the photos, at your local convenience store. It all very fast (once I got my order in)! I heard it is not the cheapest, but they come highly recommended for good quality and speed.

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