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Digital photography saves you money on film (once you've covered the cost of the memory card, that is). But the price of ink and photo paper can boost the cost of a 4" x 6" print made on your home printer to 25 cents or more. But there's a much cheaper way to get quality prints.
Websites such as Kodak Gallery (www.kodakgallery.com) and Shutterfly (www.shutterfly.com) let you upload prints into albums and will make true photographic prints from your digital files for as little as 15 cents each - sometimes even less.
"Membership" at most of these sites is free, and sometimes comes with a limited number of free prints. Even when you add in the shipping, these sites are usually less expensive than printing at home. And the prints are more durable than the inkjet prints you can make.
Just one note of caution: Most of these sites offer only a limited amount of storage for your digital photo files, so you may eventually have to delete some pictures to upload more to the site.