We got the disk of 10 photos which we thought this was best for some of the same reasons you listed (DW also does a Shutterfly book after each trip), plus we weren't sure photos would survive the packing and trip home. The photos they put in your folder are beautiful and glossy and very difficult to give up. On the disk you get thumbnails of all your photos, and the program on the disk allows you to only access 10 full-sized photo files. Price tag = $149 for 10 photos on the disk - I believe the same price for 10 real photos. There are a number of other packages. You can buy one photo at a time, but by 5, you might as well buy the disk or prints package. Once you have the disk, we figured we could print/share as needed. The photos taken are linked to your account one of two ways - by your KTTW card, or by facial recognition. The latter works MOST of the time (we got some in our folder of someone who looked a little like DW). I guess if you ask the photographer to link the photos to your KTTW card, you'd get them. Anyone else know more?