E-mailing Images

Many e-mail providers put a cap on the size of attachments you’re allowed to send, so research this with your provider first. If you’re sending several images, you may need to attach them to several e-mails rather than attempting to send them all at once. If you do this, we recommend indicating the number in your subject line ( for example, 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.).

Even though size limits may be imposed on your e-mail attachments, you still need to send the highest resolution file you can, so don’t attempt to downsize it just to speed things up. Small, low-resolution files do not make good prints. If the image file you send will not be large enough to make a good print at the size you’ve requested, we’ll contact you.

If you’ve had an image scanned at a local photo lab to send to us, be aware that there may be several versions of the image on your disc in various sizes or resolutions. Always try to send the largest if at all possible, assuming that the largest is a compatible file type. JPEG is the standard file type allowed by most e-mail systems, but check with your e-mail provider to make certain what types are allowed.

Do not send links to Facebook images or try to copy these into your e-mail for your project. They are not generally high enough resolution to yield a good print.