Images must be submitted digitally by email or on a photo CD and not embedded in the text file. All images must be accompanied by a short suggested caption and its source. Digital photos must be in a high resolution format (300 dpi), suitable for print in any of the following four formats: jpg, psd, tiff, eps. (Expect the uncompressed file to be several megabytes in size, not kilobytes).
Send the highest resolution image file possible (e.g., TIF, GIF, PNG formats, preferably not JPG), before it may have been used in another document (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, PDF) or used on the web. If possible, also send the original vector file (e.g., EPS, Illustrator, InDesign CS3 formats) in which it was drawn.
As a guide, for an image to print 5 inches across, it should be about 1500 pixels wide. If text or details aren't legible when viewed at this size, enlarge them in the originating program. Do not enlarge an image file to make it 300 dpi after it has been created.
Avoid saving diagrams, logos, charts or graphs as JPGs. If you are planning to take an image using a digital camera, ensure your camera is set for the maximum memory that the camera settings provide per image. Following are some tips to ensure the best possible reproduction:
The smallest quantity of pictures for the memory card will ensure a larger amount of memory per picture, thus raising the resolution
A 4 x 6" image, in full colour, at 300 dpi should take approximately 3 to 4 M (megabytes) of memory
If you are taking a portrait, ensure the subject is standing or sitting in front of a simple, plain background
If the camera is measuring your picture's size in KB (kilobytes), it is NOT high resolution
DO NOT submit pictures taken off a website for print reproduction. The 72 dpi resolution of a website is not high enough and thus will not hold clearly in the printing process.
Hard copies (i.e., magazine covers, photographs, illustrations, etc.) for scanning by the Art Director in the proper 300 dpi resolution, may be sent by overnight courier to the OPPI Office.
If you are sending hard copies of images, please note this in the email to the editor with the text article. If requested, originals may be returned.