Very convenient but the last 2 sets of photos I have had did have lines through them I was disappointed with photos quality was good colour was also good it was just the lines
No borders or embellishments anymore so not as great to do album's etc. Was much better before the site upgrade a few years ago. Can't make new projects from albums downloaded awhile ago. Had to add them all over again.
Great if you want to collect from a store (free). Specials are great value and easy enough to use but postage was more than $40 - about 40% more than my total order and that was standard delivery. In excess of $1200 for express. You can't see delivery fee before you order, different to Big W usual order rates, and can't use Everyday Rewards. Of course it takes a bit of work to compile an order so you are going to pay the postage rather than repeat the whole process on another app. Will be wiser next time.
New web update crazy.
I have been using the Big W Photo site for at least 7 years to make Photo Books for clients that I take on holidays and I am very disappointed with the new site. Really NO BORDERS for the photos. No little embellishments to add. Very boring, I may look else where.
Have done many photobook s calendars and other things with Big W....I am waiting for the site improvement as stated...can you advise when this will be please.
I want to continue to support Big W but at present without borders...embellishments..
And many other previous features...and paying the same price...the decision to stay loyal is becoming more difficult...look forward to the added changes...many thanks
Very poor magnets but Great Calendar.
The calendars I ordered were great, I just love them. I order one every year. This year I thought i would add a few magnets as Christmas gifts. Every single magnet has fallen apart less than one day of being put on each person's refrigerators. Very poor quality and very upsetting that I've gifted 5 horrible magnets with my daughters photo in them.
Have used 3 times already
I have made calendars using Big W photos for Christmas 3 years in a row now. Really love the idea, especially when it goes on sale for half price which makes it more affordable!
The only thing is it can be a bit confusing and hard to navigate. The computer is a bit hard to use and is slow so can make the process time consuming. Apart from that, I really like it!
Some improvements would be useful
I made a very large family history album and found it difficult to read the writing I was placing in the album because it did not allow me to enlarge it. For that reason I had one copy printed and used it to edit the album so I could buy six, one for each of my children. There were problems with the printing but these were eventually sorted out by a kind representative of the company and the completed and very satisfactory albums arrived in time to be Christmas gifts. Because of the difficulties I was offered a discount which I accepted gratefully.
Magic Wow Mug disappointing
The mug was amazing the first time. Worked fast and the print was perfect. But after *one* use, it has not gone completely black again - we've tried a couple more times and it's been 24 hours since the last try - and so you can see the design quite clearly. This was a novelty gift and I am really disappointed.
The upgrade is much poorer!!!
Since whatever upgrade was done to this site, the outcome & options are much poorer quality! I have created many photobooks using Big W Photos, but after picking up my recent one I am quite disappointed! Pictures were grainy, the first page was actually stuck to the front cover, no option to frame photos, no icons to add & very few choices for backgrounds etc. I hope it improves as generally I am quite satisfied with the results & find it easy to use!
Photos and books are ok
I have not problem with the photo lab quality of their products, but some of my last two photo orders were never notified to me. I needed to call to the store and chase orders, and find out that one was never done (after 2 weeks) and another one was done but never got the email telling me that it was ready for pick up.
Not sure if it is miscommunication between staff or simple a problem with their email notification system.
I found what I was wanting to do not very user friendly
I was putting a photo on 2 coffee mugs. When I received them they certainly were not what I was expecting. There was not enough explanation on where to place the photo. I thought I would be getting a full photo on one side of mug but I got a very small photo (postage stamp size) on the side of the mug opposite the handle. I have been back into my store to see what I had done wrong and how this happened but didn’t get much joy as the staff didn’t really know what happened.
Good quality photo books, however the new system/update needs some major improvements.
I’ve made several photo books with their services over the years and have been very happy with them due to their quality, however in the new updated version they have removed quite a lot of the features that I had enjoyed using in the past such as frames, certain image layouts and a lot of the backgrounds (also having an option to put the background on all pages or just one with just a click). I’m also not the biggest fan of the new system as I personally think it’s set up weird and has a lot of runaround to find things compared to the older ve...rsion, I also wished they had the ability to add and remove pages while you are making the book in case you change your mind like in the older version (if this is still a feature I’m unable to find the option for it). I don’t think I will be making another book with Big W photos until they have brought back their old features as it looses a lot of its customising appeal. I really hope they get their old features back so I can continue supporting the brand and recommending it to others as I have in the past because I’ve never had any issues with them or their products before.
Easy to use program.
Good value and Pleased with final product, however ......
Be aware photos are printed lighter than your originals. You Need to adjust the contrast or brightness to get original true colors.
Software not user friendly
Follow up with the staff is exceptional. They are always there ready to help. I now will have a great memory of my trip in photo book form, although the photos are not pristine quality, despite having the book reprinted for me at no extra cost.
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Have made several photo books with Big W, they are no longer available to be viewed, but all the photos I have used in them are there. Also where do I now find the "border/frames" for the photos + embellishments to add?? Sad to say it is all very plain and not as easy to use as previously. I contacted Big W and they informed me that Fuji changed it all last December 2020.
if photo prints available on line/for collection at menai store
We can’t pick up in melbourne we are in lockdown so depends where your living
My photo books were delivered
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