I realize that printing photos uses a lot of ink, especially on an inexpensive printer. However, after installing a brand new HP 61 color cartridge from Malaysia, aligning the cartridge, and even electronically cleaning my printer (an HP Deskjet 1000, which is barely 3 months old), I printed ONE photo on 8.5" x 11" photo paper and four photos on standard letter-sized paper. So, who would have thought that printing 5 sheets of paper, even photos, would use 25% of a brand new ink cartridge? After checking the ink level, I found this to be true. 25% was already used! I don't know if it's the printer, the cartridge, or a combination of both, but that is NOT acceptable.