2. File Requirements
Monday, July 1, 2013 by KeyImageryEvents| 985 Views
Before uploading your photography files, please look carefully at them and make sure they fit within the following requirements and specifications. Images submitted that don't follow the rules below may be removed.
RGB JPEG format files only
All photography files must be in RGB colour space and be a JPEG format file and saved at the highest quality possible (i.e. Maximum Quality, or Level 10). CMYK JPEG's are not supported, and although they may upload without problem, they will be declined. If your images are shot using a digital camera, they will already be in an RGB colour space so you don't need to convert them. All other formats including TIFF, PNG and PSD files are not supported and cannot be uploaded.
Image dimensions <= 3600px
The maximum size we recommend is 3600 pixels (px) on all sides of the image. This is to ensure your images upload quickly to our servers, and so they reproduce perfectly up to 8x12" (our current maximum photo print option if we are fulfilling orders for you).
- Portrait Orientation - the image width should not go over 3600px
- Landscape Orientation - the image height should not go over 3600px
- Square - both the image width and height not go over 3600px
QUICK TIP: If you are fulfilling your own orders AND you are not offering high-resolution digital files to your customers, you can upload a large preview image of no less than 700px.
File size no bigger than 20Mb
The maximum file size is 20Mb. If your files are larger than this, you will need to resize them down so they fit within this limitation. We recommend your files to be about 3600px in size (see Image Dimensions above) which yields a file size of around 2-4Mb.
You must own the full copyright to your photo
You must own the full copyright to every image you upload. This means you must be the photographer that shot the image, or, you have a signed property release form from the original photographer stating you have full and unlimited usage rights of their image(s).