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8945 College PKWY.

Fort Myers, Fl  33919

lab@creativephotofl.com

Tel: 239- 433-4676

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Digital File Setup Guide

 

In order for us to provide consistent quality results from your digital image files, we need to create some guidelines by which files are created and organized prior to delivery to our lab. By following these standards, your order will not only be completed in a more timely manner, but in many cases at a lesser cost to you.

 

Digital Camera Media and Camera Phone Media:

We are able to print from Compact Flash, Micro Drives, Smart Media, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo and Pro, XD, SD, Mini-SD, MMC, RS-MMC, Trans Flash, Mini CD and Floppy.

  • Acceptable file formats are JPEG and TIFF only.
  • We cannot make prints from video clips
  • Most people find prints made from files with a resolution of 640x480 unacceptable. We recommend a minimum file resolution of 1600x1200 for quality 4x6 prints. See our “Resolution Explained” information on our counter or website.

 

CD, DVD, USB Jump/Thumb Drives, ZIP disks and online file delivery:

We accept CDs, DVDs , ZIP 100/250 (PC & Mac), USB drives, and files through our website Drop Box and FTP site. All media will be subjected to a virus scan before being accepted.

  • Image files must be JPEG or TIFF (please indicate if your media is MAC format).
  • All files must be saved in 8-Bit RGB color and cannot have any layers, channels, paths or LZW compression.
  • File names must have only one period (.) followed by jpg or tif . There cannot be any apostrophes (‘), exclamation points (!), or other characters (#,~,%,$, etc). File names should not be longer than 20 characters.
  • Files should be sized properly to the print size requested to avoid cropping (ie.4x6 sized file for a 4x6 print).
  • For photographic quality results, resolution should be 300 ppi at print size.

 

Color Space: If you are using a point and shoot digital camera, we suggest that you do not try to adjust the color or density of your images. We look at and correct each photo as we are printing them. If you are using a digital SLR camera, we ask that you shoot your images in the sRGB color space, as this is native to all digital cameras and is the color space that our digital printers are calibrated. If you shoot raw files and convert them in Photoshop, we advise leaving them in the sRGB color space instead of converting them to Adobe RGB.

 

iPhoto CDs: Please do not use iPhoto CDs to deliver files to us. Apple’s file organizing and sharing program called iPhoto creates multiple copies and thumbnail images in multiple folders and subfolders. Rather, select your image files and burn them to a CD with conventional CD writing software.

 

Professional Photographers - CDs and FTP with Organized File Folders (OFF System):

 

Digital Camera Images

MegaPixel

Size

Image

Resolution

Outstanding Print

300 ppi

Very Good Print

200 ppi

Fair Print

100 ppi

1

480 x 640

Wallets

Up to 4x6

1.2

768 x 1024

Wallets

Up to 4x6

Up to 8x10

1.5

1024 x 1280

Up to 3x5

Up to 5x7

Up to 10x15

2

1200 x 1600

Up to 4x6

Up to 6x9

Up to 11x14

2.5

1368 x 1712

Up to 5x7

Up to 8x10

Up to 12x18

3

1536 x 2048

Up to 5x7

Up to 8x10

Up to 16x20

4

1800 x 2400

Up to 6x9

Up to 11x14

Up to 18x24

6

2016 x 3040

Up to 8x10

Up to 12x18

Up to 20x30

 

* All files, sizes & print quality were determined by their camera's highest resolution setting using the standard 7:1 JPEG ratio

 

 

If your image

to be scanned is

And the print size

you want back is

Outstanding

Print Scan

Very Good

Print Scan

Fair

Print Scan

4x6 or 5x7

4x6, 5x7

300 dpi

150 dpi

72 dpi

8x10, 11x14

600 dpi

300 dpi

150 dpi

16x20, 18x24, 20x30

1200 dpi

600 dpi

300 dpi

8x10 or 11x14

4x6, 5x7

150 dpi

100 dpi

72 dpi

8x10, 11x14

300 dpi

150 dpi

100 dpi

16x20, 18x24, 20x30

600 dpi

300 dpi

150 dpi

 

* All files, sizes & print quality were determined by their camera's highest resolution setting using the standard 7:1 JPEG ratio.