Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-10-2005, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
Foto_Highway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Member GG#: 38762
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 120
Comments: 0

Foto_Highway is offline IP: 24.253.146.62
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Hi, I got a request from a magazine for a CD of images of a model I shot. The editor requested 25mb 300dpi. Well, I shoot with a 6mp camera and convert RAW to JPG, so these images are about 5mb. I have never submitted anything for publication and am basically clueless. For you more experinced digital folks, how do you shoot with publication in mind, (other than a 10,000 digital back) and is there something that can be done, like convert these images to some other format ? Or would that degrade the image quality?

Thanks.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Foto_Highway Visit Foto_Highway's homepage! Find More Posts by Foto_Highway
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-10-2005, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member GG#: 39679
Posts: 89
Comments: 0

Mister_Pickles is offline IP: 70.241.52.144
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I would think they want a TIF image. If you convert your RAW to TIF, it ought to be close, if you set the DPI to 300...
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Mister_Pickles Find More Posts by Mister_Pickles
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-10-2005, 11:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Member GG#: 38754
Location: Oroville
Posts: 40
Comments: 0

Paul_Illes is offline IP: 24.23.2.234
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Yes, if you convert to TIF and don't need cropping, your file will be around 22 megs. You can enlarge by Image Sizing at 110% each time until you get where you want. Some mags don't like that. I'm not sure how they decide that. How did the mag see your model in the first place??
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Paul_Illes Find More Posts by Paul_Illes
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-10-2005, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
Foto_Highway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Member GG#: 38762
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 120
Comments: 0

Foto_Highway is offline IP: 24.253.146.62
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I am not sure how the magazine saw the model. Maybe he saw some of her work posted somewhere and contacted her, who forwarded him to me.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Foto_Highway Visit Foto_Highway's homepage! Find More Posts by Foto_Highway
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-10-2005, 02:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
Free Member

 
cozanostra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member GG#: 41057
Location: Newcastle, South Africa
Posts: 206
Comments: 0

cozanostra is offline IP: 198.54.202.218
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

TIFF is pretty much an industry standard anywhere in the world you go. Another thing that you should seriously consider doing, is doing the CMYK conversions yourself so that you can keep as close to the RGB versions as possible and thus make sure that the final print is the way you want it.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to cozanostra Visit cozanostra's homepage! Find More Posts by cozanostra
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-10-2005, 06:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: May 2004
Member GG#: 38949
Location: Mildura
Posts: 33
Comments: 0

imac is offline IP: 203.40.233.116
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

jpeg at highest quality or tif are accepted by most publications, you will need to upsize the image in PS or some other to the required size. Many publications require RGB files rather than CMYK as they prefer to do the conversions themselves. Good CMYK conversions require you know ink types, paper stock and type of printing press being used by the publication
Ian
  View Public Profile Send a private message to imac Visit imac's homepage! Find More Posts by imac
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-10-2005, 10:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
Free Member

 
isaiahbrink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member GG#: 39216
Location: Salisbury
Posts: 1,180
Comments: 2
Send a message via MSN to isaiahbrink Send a message via Yahoo to isaiahbrink

isaiahbrink is offline IP: 68.127.81.100
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

You are so right on the money about them wanting RGB files rather than CYMK for conversions. I work for an ad agency where we do all of the printing on site. I do color corrections all day long, and it is much easier to start off in RGB and then convert it to CYMK using profiles that we have made for our inks and printing presses. Rarely, and I do mean rarely do RGB files convert exactly into CYMK for our presses, inks, and paper types. Sounds like you have experience in that area.

Isaiah Brink
  View Public Profile Send a private message to isaiahbrink Find More Posts by isaiahbrink
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-11-2005, 04:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
Free Member

 
JonScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member GG#: 37850
Location: Portland | Dallas
Posts: 834
Comments: 1
My Mood:
Send a message via MSN to JonScott Send a message via Yahoo to JonScott

JonScott is offline IP: 4.15.114.160
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Interesting...I've always been asked to send 300dpi PDF files...

Hmmm...
  View Public Profile Send a private message to JonScott Visit JonScott's homepage! Find More Posts by JonScott
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-11-2005, 07:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
Free Member

 
isaiahbrink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member GG#: 39216
Location: Salisbury
Posts: 1,180
Comments: 2
Send a message via MSN to isaiahbrink Send a message via Yahoo to isaiahbrink

isaiahbrink is offline IP: 68.127.81.100
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Yes, PDF files are also used on a regular basis.

Isaiah Brink
  View Public Profile Send a private message to isaiahbrink Find More Posts by isaiahbrink
 
Re: Digital Format used for Magazine Submission?
Old 04-12-2005, 10:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35977
Posts: 609
Comments: 0

Andy_Pearlman is offline IP: 66.245.238.140
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

You can always ask the editor what file format her prefers. I certainly would not make JPGs from the RAW on the way to a TIF or PSD if that's what he wants though. And you do need to learn about rez'ing up your files. I just did this today for a job I shipped at Fedex a couple hours ago. I shoot with a Nikon D70 which is also 6mp, and when opened I get about a 15mb PSD file. By rez'ing up, I got my files to about 23mb, but that's full frame @ 240 dpi (which is really what they need from digital capture, that 300dpi stuff is leftover from the "film scans" world). When I rez up, I try to do it at 5% or less per move, which seems to give nice results.

You don't want me to get into asking why you're turning over all these files to a magazine do you? You are getting fairly compensated for them, and they're not getting "all rights" are they? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Regards,
Andy Pearlman
Andy Pearlman Studio
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Andy_Pearlman Visit Andy_Pearlman's homepage! Find More Posts by Andy_Pearlman
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Film Vs Digital mray Tech Talk Forum 41 11-02-2011 11:28 AM
Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR Camera & Canon....$550USD upsales Model Topics 1 07-07-2010 11:02 PM
Funny with politics and this is intended no jabs wsheldon50131 Main Community Forum 0 11-09-2006 11:14 PM
Medium format system discussion for model-oriented photography Marko Tech Talk Forum 1 10-31-2004 03:16 PM
Adobe announces a new format to Standardize digital file formats StuHaluski Tech Talk Forum 1 10-04-2004 02:29 PM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 AM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93