My computer crashed & I lost between 6-12 months of pics. I used to be a Kodak Gallery member, and was able to copy pictures at their full size right from their site. I was a little nervous that the Archive DVD wouldn't have my photos at their full size. I was very pleased. As I'm sure most people do, I sort my pics by month and year, as one reviewer mentioned, I labled them as: 01-January 2012, and they are pretty much in order on the DVD's. Along with the DVD I was able to upload Shutterfly Studio. It makes uploading new pics very easy, so far I love it!!!!
March 30, 2013
The good news is that they come relatively quick. I was a kodak gallery member, and after they closed their site, I decided to be safe and get my pictures backed up on DVD. I have ordered and received 5 so far.
The bad news is that the pictures do not come in the order that you have them placed in your albums. This is disappointing, because to spend $15 to $20 on a DVD, you expect them to be the way they are on the site.This isn't a big deal if you are putting them on your pc, but if you are doing a slide slow on your DVD, it is quite annoying. I also learned long ago that in order for the albums to be sequenced correctly, you have to order the albums A, B, C, etc.
February 27, 2013
Photo books and DVD
I made two 8" by 11"photo books of our 2011 and 2012 four day charity event that we have every April...and plan to do another for this year.The first one was a little daunting, but you learn as you go:o). The second one was much easier for me to complete. The final products I received came out beautifully and were wonderful! Everyone wanted a copy, and many more were ordered. I wanted to do a showing of both books to our audience at this years event with a DVD..I learned this is not an option with the photo books. I would have to begin from scratch to produce a DVD. I wish Shutterfly would make available a DVD of your photo book made as an option available for viewing. Think they are missing the boat on not offering it.
February 1, 2013
I just received my Archive DVD and it is fantastic! I had ALL my Shutterfly albums, photos, calendars, books, etc. transferred, and they are now all on this one DVD! I couldn't be happier! There are 4,596 images - it even amazed me! What a wonderful backup and such memories to sit down and look at them again. Thank you Shutterfly - you never disappoint - and if a mistake happens - you correct it immediately. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Happy Holidays!
December 13, 2012
Ordering Photo DVD's
It'such a bummer that you can't easily order a photo DVD (for backup) as you are ordering your prints from Shutterfly. You're really missing the boat on this feature! It's very tough to find where to order these within your site.
December 12, 2012
I desperately want/need an archival DVD and have tried repeatedly on an iPad and on a laptop and Shutterfly doesn't seem to be able to produce any albums beyond the first twelve albums. I suspect if you have a large file of albums, SF is unable to present them. So frustrating!
October 29, 2012
DVD Archive Worked for me
I was skeptical about doing this after reading the other reviews. I was able to select the image albums and add these to my DVD. I haven't recv'd the DVD yet, but I will update my review once I do.
October 28, 2012
I hope Shutterfly will get their photo site working soon so I can get archive DVD's or I'll have to go elsewhere with my photos!!
October 26, 2012
Thanks for the other reviews. I was wondering what was going on....Shutterfly seems to fall short with customer friendly photo manipulation tools compared to other sites. Shutterfly: any idea when this will be fixed?
October 21, 2012
Archive dvd feature does not work. In my case it only shows 12 albums but lists 69 and never shows the content so you cannot select which albums to put on the dvd. AArrgghhhh!
October 12, 2012