After reading a couple of threads on developing digital photos at Standard Photos/S'pore Colour Centre, I was hesistant in going to them. But their cost is simply much cheaper than Fujifilm, hence at least must try try myself to see.
Camera: Olympus C2040Z
Media: Downloaded to 100Mb ZIP disk
No of Photos: 144 in 3 directories (1600x1200, no cropping to 3:2 done on my own)
I sent in my Zip disk to the Clementi Ave 2 branch of S'pore Colour Centre (not Standard Photos as posted earlier) on 9 Mar (Sat). Was told by the salesgirl that it will take about 1 week to get my photos back. Received a call on 15 Mar (Fri) telling me the photos are ready BUT they managed to process only 114 photos - cannot open the rest.
Collected the photos (qty 114) on Sat (16 March). Summary as follow:
No. of photos developed: 114 (30 not developed coz their HQ lab cannot open the files)
No. of spoilt photo: 1 only (only half the photo developed, salesgirl agreed to let me do a free reprint when I print the next batch).
Cost: 35 cents per 4R (sorry about original post!, not 50 cents which is for Fujifilm), no media handling charge if order is more than $8.
Quality: Pretty good, no difference to the ones I had done at Fujifilm (Soo Kee Colour at Suntec City).
Turnaround: about 5 working days (digital photos only developed at the HQ somewhere in MacPherson)
Overall, I'm quite happy with the service provided. Not sure why they cannot access the of my files on the Zip disk - perhaps it is really bad. I had gone back to the same branch on Sun (17 Mar) to process another 95 photos. This time I sent in a CD-RW disk that included the missing photos from the original Zip disk. Result will be out this weekend... will update this thread later.