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Title: Photo question--Please help!
Post by: Sara on June 28, 2011, 10:01 AM
Hi,

I'm working on a profile for a magazine, and I'm having a photo issue. The subject sent me some photos of himself, but I don't think I can use them. The files seems to be way too small; dimensions are 106 x 160 pixels, and the file size is 5.83 KB.

From what I understand, if the magazine needs photos of at least 300 dpi, the photos would be too small to use. However, I'm really a novice as far as photo files go, so before I contact him to let him know they won't work, I want to make sure what I just said was true. Do I sound right about this? If so, is there anything I/he can do to enlarge the size of the photos, or would they need to be retaken? Note: I don't have Photoshop or anything like that.

Thank you!

Sara
Title: Re: Photo question--Please help!
Post by: Bigfoot on June 28, 2011, 10:18 AM
Yes, you're correct. You won't be able to enlarge that photo. Try asking him if he has a larger, higher resolution version of the image. It could be that he sent you a low resolution version that he uses on a Web site.

And when you ask for a 300dpi image, make sure he understands that the image needs to be 300dpi at the actual size the photo will be used. I've had clients give me 300dpi images that are the size of postage stamps because they don't understand that the images won't still be 300dpi when they are enlarged.

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Photo question--Please help!
Post by: Sara on June 28, 2011, 12:34 PM
Thanks, Bigfoot, for your helpful advice!

Sara