of files to send:
We accept just about anything, preferably 8-bit RGB or Grayscale.
Tiff, Jpeg, Photoshop, BMP, PIC, Illustrator, PDF, PowerPoint
Resolution or size:
The PPI setting makes no difference, 72ppi or 1200ppi are all
the same. What makes a difference is the number of pixels in
the image. We recommend at least 1200 x 1800 pixels, up to 2732
x 4096 pixels for 35mm slides, but those numbers are not written
in stone. If the image looks good on your monitor when viewed
at full screen then it should be fine as a slide for most purposes
(like juried art shows or similar submissions).
line: For good quality 35mm slides we recommend files
1800x1200 pixels or larger. Smaller files can be acceptable
if there is not much fine detail in the image. Smaller pixel
size images will appear less sharp on film.
By default your image will be rotated if necessary to produce
the largest image on the film, scaled so that nothing is cut
off by the mount, and if the image does not fill the frame the
extra space outside your image will be black by default. If
you want the image to fill the live area you will need to crop
the image to to a 2:3 aspect ratio.
The film recorders are balanced to a standard neutral balance.
Your files should be in either Adobe 1998, or sRGB color space
for best match. (If you don't know what this means, then you
probably don't need to worry about it.)
It really doesn't matter much what format you send, but these
are the most common problems:
I. Files should be sent to us in RGB color space, not CMYK.
Color space should be either Adobe 1998 or sRGB. Other profiles
will cause unpredictable results.
PhotoShop files should be flattened, with alpha channels removed.
We can fix these things, but if we don't recognize it, there
could be a problem.