Jump to content

Photo

Picture size


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 meandpaul

meandpaul
  • Jr. Member
  • 233 posts

    Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:14 PM

    Need your help ladies. I am trying to find some pics of Ocho Rios, Jamaica so I can order some postcards. Me and Carly have been discussing it and my pics are too small. How do I search for (and save) larger pics that would work for me. How do I know if the ones that I do find are too small? ...I am DIY challenged so please bear with me.

    #2 boscobel

    boscobel
    • VIP Member
    • 24,213 posts

      Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:36 PM

      I attached a few sample pics, so you all could see what we meant. Cuz I had the same issue when searching online for pics... Ok, it only let me attach one...

      #3 meandpaul

      meandpaul
      • Jr. Member
      • 233 posts

        Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:40 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by carlymcmullen
        I attached a few sample pics, so you all could see what we meant. Cuz I had the same issue when searching online for pics... Ok, it only let me attach one...
        Thanks Carly.

        #4 TATrisha

        TATrisha

          VIP Member

        • VIP Member
        • 12,377 posts
        • Wedding Date:April 11, 2008
        • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principle Akumal
        • LocationWisconsin

        Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:44 PM

        I'm not positive, but perhaps you could go to Tripadvisor and look at the candid traveler photos. if you find one you like you could e-mail the person and ask for rights to it? I'm not sure if you need rights if it's not a professional photo, but maybe?

        ~Trisha~

        Destination Wedding Photographer & Travel Agent
        www.faberphotography.com - My latest destination wedding photos can be found HERE

        Disney Specialist  /  Bride & Groom Fly FREE Promotion

         
        Looking for a travel agent that KNOWS DISNEY?  We are an award winning travel agency and you can read our reviews here.
         
        Awards and recognition: 
        Palace Resorts Winner "Top Travel Agent", "Top Homebased Travel Agency" PRO Platinum Agency (Top Award)   |  AMResorts Master Agent & Top Agency  |  Karisma Hotels Diamond Level 5 (highest production), Top 10 Azul Weddings, Top Wedding Coordinator | Wright Travel & Karisma GIVC Benefits | Travel Impressions Best of the Best Globe Winner   |   Apple Vacations Golden Apple Winner  
        sml_gallery_206696_17612_13451.pnggallery_206696_17572_8409.jpg    sml_gallery_206696_17572_1003.jpg
        Vendor rules are HERE! Please read!  If you are a vendor and looking to advertise your business, please email ads@bestdestinationwedding.com.


        #5 rodent

        rodent

          VIP Member

        • VIP Member
        • 18,759 posts

          Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:04 PM

          I check to see if they are big enough in a couple ways. A simple way is to upload it into snapfish or shutterfly & try to order a 4x6. it will tell you if the resolution is too low for that. Another way is to open it in photoshop if you have the program & go to "image size" and see how big the resolution actually is.

          This is what the resoultion needs to be:
          Image Resolution : Maximum print size
          less than 640x480 : only wallet-size prints recommended
          640x480 : absolute minimum resolution for 4x6 (results will vary)
          1024 x 768 : minimum recommended resolution for 4x6
          1152 x 864 : minimum recommended resolution for 5x7
          1600 x 1200 : minimum recommended resolution for 8x10 or larger

          I made a postcard for LadyP with a picture that was really too low in resolution. Most images you snag off the internet will be low resolution. I expanded the resolution in photoshop, but doing that doesn't always work. It can make the picture look a little strange. I don't know if she has received the postcards yet, but if they look good then we know that works. I just did a bunch of pictures this way for a friend & they all printed fine.

          I got a high resolution image by posting on the forum that I was looking for one. Jason was nice enough to send me a beautiful picture of riviera maya (my current desktop background).

          #6 meandpaul

          meandpaul
          • Jr. Member
          • 233 posts

            Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:18 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Morgan
            I got a high resolution image by posting on the forum that I was looking for one. Jason was nice enough to send me a beautiful picture of riviera maya (my current desktop background).
            That being said...could someone send us pics of Jamaica - beach pics, palm tree pics, etc...something that would work for a postcard? Thanks.

            #7 Heidi

            Heidi
            • Sr. Member
            • 2,642 posts

              Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:46 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by meandpaul
              That being said...could someone send us pics of Jamaica - beach pics, palm tree pics, etc...something that would work for a postcard? Thanks.
              I used a hi-res picture of my own of a palm tree that I had taken in Miami (this is not the hi-res version!).

              Click the image to open in full size.
              Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

              #8 robindepaula

              robindepaula
              • Banned
              • 514 posts

                Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:51 PM

                If you can wait until April, I can take some scenery photos for you ladies for you to use (as long as you put a photo credit for me on them).

                Let me know!
                Robin

                #9 meandpaul

                meandpaul
                • Jr. Member
                • 233 posts

                  Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:47 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by robindepaula
                  If you can wait until April, I can take some scenery photos for you ladies for you to use (as long as you put a photo credit for me on them).

                  Let me know!
                  Robin
                  I can wait that long, just not sure that Carly can. She will be back on here in a couple of days so we'll see. Thanks for the offer.




                  0 user(s) are reading this topic

                  0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users