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Say Cheez! | by Surfin` Chef
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Say Cheez!

found during a clear out ...and old briefcase had it stuck on ............................

Had to google it to remind myself if it was still about




CHEEZ! is the picture (sorry, "foto community') section of Uboot (, a relentlessly hip'n'happening website aimed at those with a serious SMS habit. Indeed, one of the main benefits of membership is that you can send text messages to mobile phones for free - a better bet than paying 12p a pop.


Cheez! works much like Fotango - you order a pre-paid envelope and send in your films. The site then publishes your pics online in a private area (your "nick page") from where you can choose which, if any, to share with others.


The idea seems to be to build a lifestyle-orientated photo community and it's full of snap-happy types swapping silly pictures. You can even view your images on a WAP mobile phone - although with limited success.


At pounds 11.99, Cheez! is not cheap but you do get a full set of prints in the post along with the negatives and - as a bonus - a CD containing all your pictures in high resolution digital format. This makes it ideal for those who don't have a scanner and so can't easily get snapshots on to a computer. (CDs are also an optional extra with the likes of Fotango, Kodak and Boots). It takes a good week before you can see your pictures online and a few days more to receive the prints. Still, we were rather taken with the site's photo tips: "Get up close, try some angles, don't worry if it's out of focus. Crazy poses, bright red roses, dirt on grandad's socks or the sea on Brighton rocks - it really doesn't matter on Uboot."

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Taken on July 31, 2012