Understanding Scanning and File Options for Digital Stock Photography
Stock Photography, Resolution
and Scan Options, File Types, and Source Photography Formats.
TEXAS IMAGES by
Royalty-Free & Rights-Protected Digital Stock Photography
Texas and the American Southwest
Drum scans available
The art of stock!
LINKS FOR BUYERS:
Photography Buyer's Guide to Stock Photography Digital File Terminology"
Understanding Image Quality
and Digital File Options
for Digital Stock Photography
HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH
A STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY SELLER:
at least know what the heck they are saying ...)
by Paul Chaplo, M.F.A, B.F.A., B.A. ©2008 Chaplo
Graduate: R.I.T. School of Photographic Arts & Sciences
College of Graphic Arts and Photography
Rochester Institute of Technology
The stock photography world has gone digital. Most stock houses now
file sizes and cameras that are acceptable in terms of their image
These cameras are: Canon EOS, Nikon Pro, and Medium Format Camera backs.
Sanger High School,
DIGITAL STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
We shoot with high-end Digital SLR cameras such as the Full Frame Canon
EOS Digital Camera
This camera creates image files large enough for a two-page spread in
Image processing done after the film is processed.
For a quality project like this, plan on taking advantage of digital
post-production to color-correct and optimize the scans, remove unwanted
items, fine tune the exposure, contrast, etc. for output. Every scan will
need at least a bit of digital time to optimize.
TIFF: best for all-around use, including publications. When in
doubt, get a .tiff
PSD: Photoshop (TM) format, you need an image-processing software to open
PCD: Kodak Photo-CD (TM) Format
JPEG: a compressed file, use these for posting on the web and Powerpoint
PDF: Adobe Acrobat (TM) file that works great for documents.
FACT: Opening and re-saving a JPEG degrades quality as the image is
recompressed. PDF files are used widely in color pre-press.
We also offer:
Digital retouching, color correction, and enhancement
File prep for offset printing, websites, trade shows, etc.
File conversion to fit your needs to a 'pixel.'
Complete corporate identity
Publication design: color brochures
Design Competition entries
Trade show graphics, giant prints, and collateral.
Amon Carter Museum expansion,
Fort Worth, Texas
Philip Johnson & Alan Ritchie, Architects
Original print: 24x30
inches from 4x5
inch film, with digital scan/conversion/retouching.
Source for Digital Stock Photography of Texas.
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