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p.1 #1 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


I was thinking of just including a full sized jpeg, but windows does funny things when shrinking the jpeg down to fit on the screen (like adds weird effects, like when you over sharpen in lightroom).

So, now I am thinking that maybe I will down sample to a more reasonable size like 12 megapixel 4200x2800 or maybe less.

I also include a low rez folder for sharing already done. I am just talking about the high res files I am recommending for printing.



Jul 22, 2012 at 02:06 PM
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p.1 #2 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


I include them at high res - which for me is 6MP. I then include web display and re-sized to 7x5. Of course, the high res ones go on facebook... :/

Never had anyone ask if 6MP is enough, or that it sounds low, or anything like that. If they do, pretty easy to explain.



Jul 22, 2012 at 02:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


ricardovaste wrote:
I include them at high res - which for me is 6MP. I then include web display and re-sized to 7x5. Of course, the high res ones go on facebook... :/

Never had anyone ask if 6MP is enough, or that it sounds low, or anything like that. If they do, pretty easy to explain.



Very good to know. So how do you export them? you use lightroom? what settings if you don't mind. I would think, correct me if I'm wrong, resize to 6mp, change dpi to 300 (for some reason it defaults to 240), and don't apply any effects like sharpening.

Thanks



Jul 22, 2012 at 02:19 PM
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p.1 #4 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


I'm not using lightroom on this system so probably not much help there. I essentially batch resize to 3000px long side, at 300dpi. I don't sharpen these ones. I apply my standard sharpening to the 7x5 resized ones though, as they're ready-to-go.


Jul 22, 2012 at 02:30 PM
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p.1 #5 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


I've gone from full size exports to 3000 on the longest side and now I'm back to full size. The changes were due to processor constraints.


Jul 22, 2012 at 03:10 PM
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p.1 #6 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


800px for web, 4000px for high res. I charge extra for the high resolution images, delivered on physical media only.


Jul 22, 2012 at 05:31 PM
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p.1 #7 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


If they pay for the digital images, they get the full size.


Jul 22, 2012 at 06:08 PM
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p.1 #8 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


I export out of LR at 3000px on the long side @ 300ppi and 75% quality...
Files are normally around 1-2 mb.
They don't need anything more than that.



Jul 22, 2012 at 09:00 PM
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p.1 #9 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


We ended up giving them a DVD with 3000 Long edge 300ppi photos. And 800 Long Edge photos with our water mark on it for web sharing.

We also explained that if they wanted to print larger than 8x10 to just let us know and we could send them the file. We also explained why we down sampled the photos.

They seemed very happy about it!

Thanks everyone for your help! It is greatly appreciated



Jul 23, 2012 at 01:21 AM
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p.1 #10 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


Because I deliver...

1. high resolution wedding images
2. high resolution engagement images
3. optimized social networking images (now increased to 851px wide for FB cover & highlight size)
4. and an off-line gallery for the wedding and engagement separately

...all at once on two custom DVD's, I try to keep full res output to 3600L @ 300px @ 85 quality. This gives the client plenty for what they need to print and encourages that they come back to me for large custom products. It usually gives me around 1gb of "cushion" room on the disks. (total)



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p.1 #11 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


Tony Hoffer wrote:
If they pay for the digital images, they get the full size.


+1. No reduction.



Jul 23, 2012 at 04:13 AM
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p.1 #12 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


My middle package (I have 5, don't lecture me about that) offers "high res" files. Typically 1200mp. Enough to print 4x6's and sometimes 5x7's.

But, we always upgrade our clients, free of charge, to full res. Makes them feel loved, and we feel good about it.

I do, of course, include on their thumbdrive a folder of "full resolution" and a folder of "Facebook". Facebook images are typically 1200mp, but I'm considering taking it down to 1000 to discourage right-click save-as theft.



Jul 23, 2012 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #13 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


4368x2912, the resolution of the 5d classic...


Jul 23, 2012 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #14 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


@Prettym1k3: am I misunderstanding this... You provide files at 1200 megapixels? Confusay.


Jul 23, 2012 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #15 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


Anyone know what's the best size for Facebook these days? A year or so back someone said the best Facebook size was about 750.


Jul 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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p.1 #16 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


http://www.jonloomer.com/2012/03/07/dimensions-for-facebook-timeline-for-pages-infographic/








Jul 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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p.1 #17 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


Stupid question. You think 3000 long edge 300ppi re-sized 5d2 images will print okay @ 8x12?

Thanks



Jul 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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p.1 #18 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


treepop wrote:
Stupid question. You think 3000 long edge 300ppi re-sized 5d2 images will print okay @ 8x12?

Thanks


Yes.



Jul 24, 2012 at 01:04 AM
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p.1 #19 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


treepop wrote:
Stupid question. You think 3000 long edge 300ppi re-sized 5d2 images will print okay @ 8x12?


Of course, but some "labs" might not take them unless they hit 300ppi at that size. (this is generally NOT the case for clients, but for us pros) That's why I do 3600 @ 300.



Jul 24, 2012 at 01:04 AM
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p.1 #20 · What size do you compress your photo to for your client?


amonline wrote:
http://www.jonloomer.com/2012/03/07/dimensions-for-facebook-timeline-for-pages-infographic/


Appreciate that. Could you tell me which one of those sizes a client would most likely put up on their own Facebook page?



Jul 24, 2012 at 04:49 AM
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