What does the term "high resolution images" mean?

My photographer's package includes "a DVD of all edited images from the day with printing rights". Does this mean that the pictures on the disc are "high resolution" images?

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm
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it means high pixels which is usually what you get coming out of a professinal camera. You might get a 3mb file for each picture that would be a high res picture. They can also provide low res which is a smaller file but not as clear. I compare high res to a high def TV very clear.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm
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it sounds like they are referring to high res images since they are saying you have printing rights and you would need the high res images to print at optimal resolution.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm
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Uh....no..it didn't say anything about high resolution files..from your post you simply said


"a DVD of all edited images from the day with printing rights"



It has no mention of what type of quality they are. it simply said edited images and printing rights.




That been said, most photographers gives out the high resolution files, but we know some that will not by default and you need to buy those if you want them. So you need to simply ask the photographer if those are the high res files or not. Changes are that they are, but there is only one way to find out and that is by asking.


 

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm
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Yes, it is almost 100% likely that the images will be at a very high resolution (your ppi = pixels per inch).


Most images that are edited from photographers that would be handed to you, especially on a DVD, will be files that are suitable for printing at almost all sizes. Ask your photographer what the highest size is that you can print a photo. More than likely this will more than suit your needs. Just be sure that they are cropped appropriately for the dimensions you wish to print, say 8x10, etc.


In some cases, your photos may not be cropped down for 8x10, etc., so just be sure you keep that in mind when you go to get  your photos printed. Most professional labs will help you with this...but, keep this in mind if you do any printing at home. Your photos may need a little bit of cropping to fit the size you wish to have.


Send me a PM if you have any other questions.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm
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Sorry I didn't read the statement just replied.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 1:15 pm
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...and just to add, most photographers that offer a CD/DVD package with printing rights, they've already added this cost into the package.


I agree with what memoirestudio wrote, however, the best way to know for sure is to ask what resolution those images will be, or simply ask what's the largest size you can print w/o losing image quality. This will give you a good idea.


So, for magazine-quality printing, for example, is at 300ppi, if you would like an 8x10 image, you will need an image that is 2400 x 3000 (math = 8x300 by 10x300). Make sense? So, depending on if you wanted images higher than that, you'd just need to do a calculation and figure out if the resolution will handle it.


Sorry for getting geeky on you! Best wishes!

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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most likely the will be high resolution. but if s/he didn't use that in her contract.. i guess you'll have to wait and see :)

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 2:49 pm

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