sleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22 Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
I've run into a problem that hasn't ever happened with sending in hi-res photos to buyers. Southwest Airlines wants to purchase 3 of my shots for their 2011 calendar. I have done business with them before on other calendars...and never had this problem.
They want the photos at 300 dpi or greater. I reworked the first two shots, got them to 300, emailed them and there was no problem. However, on the 3rd shot, when I size it at 300 dpi, it ends up being so large (28MB or so) that I can't email it. The limit is 25 MB on the email services I use.
I must be making some fundamental error, but it beats me what I'm doing wrong or what the solution is. Southwest needs the photo by tomorrow. Any ideas on how to resolve this?
photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2719 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3153 times:
Ok, first off, if you're using Photoshop or other similar program.
When you change the DPI setting, are you also selecting "re-sample" the image? If you are, then don't. You want to change the resolution DPI but not re-sample the image.
If you're simply over-sampling the image to get a number of 300 DPI, then really, you're fooling yourself as you are NOT getting any additional quality or resolution.