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Monday, 8 October 2012

Colorful Memories with Greeco Venture

Do you know why she choose the word "Mamarazzi"? It's because the word "Papparazzi ", for her,  imply something bad very bad after the Princess Diana incident. And she plans to snap plenty photos of me during my growing up years, hence she sort of invented the word "Mamarazzi"


 
True to her word, she did snapped many picture of me. Even when I was doing "business" she also went and snap. Each year she would send the said photos out print out a hard copy coz Mamarazzi is very traditional. She preferred printed copy instead of soft copy. The same goes for her books.

Anyway, it's nearly the end of year again. Last Friday, she was hunting online to find some photo company that can give her good offer. This was how she  stumbled upon GREECO VENTURE .

Greeco Venture is a photo company that offer convenience in photo printing with promise of good quality of photos printing. Sounds good to Mamarazzi so far as she wants GOOD quality photo as these photo will be store for years to come.

 

And she was hinting that she will show some of my childhood photos to my future "girlfriends" *horrors*.


And of all the horrors, is that I heard from Mamarazzi that this company uses FujiColor Crystal Achieve Photographic Paper. Gosh! such technology should be able to product good quality photos and maybe they will lasts forever. I had better start planning to sabotage some of those photos before Mamarazzi store them up to show my girlfriends.



But on thing that puzzled Mamarazzi is that the company offer 4R and 4D photo printing. What is that 4D can win numbers one?

She e-mailed to the company and within 12 hours she received their reply. *this gives Mamarazzi good vibes about the company as they reply her fast*


 
They send her an attachment. Here is briefly what the attachment highlighted

When we leave our photo to be printed 4R size, the image would most likely be cropped or have white borders except for some DSLR camera or those camera with setting already set by the user.


Briefly, 4R size is 4x6 inch while 4D size is 4.5 x 6 inch. Have you encountered when you send your photo out to be developed, some of your photo may have the head and legs "chopped off" or have white borders?

Well, this happens as most compact camera takes photos with ration 4 : 3. If you choose to print under 4R, 4x6(a ratio of 2:3). The grey area as in the above photo would not be printed.


 That's why we have headless and feet less photos.


 If you choose to have the whole image to be printed, it would result in white borders as above.

As for a 4D photo, it address some of the above problems.


In the old days, people uses film camera(some still use it today) and the setting for the camera is 4R size and hence no problenm when you print in 4R size.

But many are using digital camera nowadays. The camera setting have been changed but the photo print shop does not update their print size. This resulted in cropping of photos and the white borders.

This is where 4D size comes in. It addressed some of the problem...except where the user had changes the setting in their camera.

For example, it is unable to address the abnormal size photos like panorama setting. For that you have to consult the photo company.

Mamarazzi tried her hands on the online photo printing option. It was quite easy with the step-to-step guide on Photo Upload Option . Photo Printing Software Manual furthers helps her on how to use the software.


 
What she loves the most is that she have the option to edit the photos even after uploading the photos. She can crop the photo and re size the photos before sending them out. At least my head won't be chop off.

 Mind you, all photos will be cropped. The setting is centralised like the above.



But Mamarazzi can choose to crop it with more of my body showing when she drag the "box" downwards.

Or if she wants the whole photo as it is she can select white borders.


 
If she is still not satisfied or maybe changed her mind on printing the photo, there is a REMOVE button for her to remove it.

And if the quality of the photo is too poor, the remove button will become red to tell you waste of time and money printing that lah  remove the said image.

The software offers two of options. Either online or offline.

If Offline, option is useful when you do not have Internet connection and wish to sort out your photos. Then you can place the photos in a zipped files. Make sure the zip files are saved into pen drive/hard disk/CD, then bring it to their Penang store it for printing. You may also courier to them but must include all the original files together with the zip files, in the case the zip files corrupted during the zip process.

However, Mamarazzi selected Online mode and it would be helpful if your Internet connection is a fast one.  It was a breeze. Pretty soon it comes to delivery option screen. User can choose to have the photos delivered to their door step or they can pick up at their store in Penang.

Then comes the payment option. Currently they accept payment via credit cards or Maybank2U.


Currently they are having a promotion. For 4R photos, they are charging RM0.29 only . It's so COOL.

Greeco Venture also have a membership programme. It's free currently. New members enjoy 20 FREE PRINTS. The offer applies to:

10 FREE '6x4' (4R) Prints

10 FREE '6x4.5' (4D) Prints

As usual, terms and condition applies. The Terms And Conditions: *No pick up available.*

Anyway, why not head over to http://www.greeco.com.my and give it a try? Mamarazzi have submitted the first batch of photos for printing. Now she is waiting for them to arrive. Will update you on the outcome as soon as they arrived.



45 comments:

  1. Oh now I know where she got the name MAMARAZZI from! How about Pussy kaldip's name?? Have you asked her how she got that flirtatious name as well? I think it was given by Uncle SK or SP.. That name can tickle my rib bones anytime.

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    1. That one given by Uncle Tan la LOL

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    2. Who's uncle Tan? Not uncle Kim? That name more glamorous!

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  2. Woiii I told her that Fuji paper is good paper lah. The Japanese technology is very innovative and advanced always. Bad photos are result from over used processing chemicals and lousy photographers....who like to blame the paper! kakakakakaka


    You always looked damn cute in all your photos and you will thank your Mamarazzi when you grow up! You will have a few thousands by then to show your 3 Taiping girlfriends!!!

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    1. Duno mah....Last time always use toilet paper to print. How I know about this Fuji paper wor....some more got such long name. Now read their website baru know.

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  3. The promotions is very attractive for such a low price. So I should join membership, right?

    I have clicked all your mama's Nuffnang ads. You will get a lolipop after a month!! LOL

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    1. Paik you! dont simply click ah. U interested u baru click. Later kena they kill me

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  4. that's great! But I'm still lazy to get hard copies. I just store them in my external hard disk.

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    1. Wenn

      scared the external harddisk corrupt then bye bye photos lor

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  5. Hmmmm...old man cannot understand. Print photos kah? I still have 100 free copies at my local photo studio unclaimed/unused... They gave me when I bought my camera a few years ago.

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    1. Several years ago ah? You can kiss the offer bye bye lo.

      Ya print photos

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    1. Sharon

      Me like hardcopy. Can see nicer than view in PC .

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  7. That's very cool. I want to sign up!

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  8. Very cool...if only auntie did not lost all those wonderful memories in the netbook... would have printed the pics..

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    1. hat's why better to print out. See...netbook kena curi the whole load of photos gone. Hope you have back up in hard disk

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  9. well mothers are anyone's papprazzi hahaha

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  10. I still having fun seeing that picture of yours haha

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  11. well i would love to have some hard copy of my pictures i want to do some scrap book or something haha

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  12. have a great day and happy blogging godbless to you and your family

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  13. Ah~~ you managed to get the free printing :)

    Will wait for the end result~

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    1. Yvonne ya....now waiting for result...kinda did several steps wrong...hopefully the photos okay la

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  14. im planning to print a 16 R big family portrait as well ler...

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    1. Medie

      that one have to have very goo resolution leh...

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  15. Hahahah!!! ya, the kaki and half kepala missing. You know all the pics you take of your little one will be memories in years to come and he will surely appreciate seeing the pics, bringing back memories of his growing up years.

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    1. Nava,


      hope so. its certainly nice to see him growing up like that )

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  16. Cool......thanks for sharing

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    1. I like the first photo...... On the throne. Hahaha......so cute

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    2. mNhL

      welcomed.

      Come come faster update your photos and get them printed

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  17. Thanks for sharing...I'm traditional too...haha. I love photos to be viewed in a photo album rather than a PC or ipad.

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    1. I want to take part too...this is awesome. Thanks again.

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    2. That's right...me too like it in album. easier if wanna take out and show people.

      ya, you write to them and see what they say

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  18. RM0.29 for 4R size photo is really cheap! But don't think I have any photos wanted to be printed out now.

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  19. LOL, the Jamban pic super duper cute!!

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  20. Greeco venture? hmm looks good, ty for infos

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  21. These are really good photos...a great way to remember growing up

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