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Conflict Resolution: Knowing Your Image Resolution

Many of the questions that we see in support are related to image resolution and how this translates to the printed product.   There are a number of things related to resolution that are camera dependent (Megapixels, CCD size, RAW or jpeg).  All of these different variables and numbers  can get confusing.  For real world printing applications, most of these don’t apply.  It is actually pretty simple and easy to understand.

Resolution is best understood by looking at an image.  This image will be a certain number of pixels wide by a certain number of pixels high.  Let’s say that our image is 600×400.  This number by itself doesn’t mean much in relation to printing, until we combine this number with a printed size.  The ideal size (for DigiLabs and most printing applications) is 300dpi (Dots per Inch).  If we take our image at 600×400 and want to have it be 300dpi it means that the maximum size we can print that at is 2inches by 1 1/3rd inches.  How we get to this number is dividing our resolution numbers by our DPI (600/300=2 |400/300=1.333).  I know this is a lot of numbers and if you’re math-a-phobic, just know that calculators are your friends and that this is just a matter of simple division.

That really covers the basics of image resolution…but wait…there’s more… If you are math-a-phobic or simply don’t want to pull out the calculator, our software makes this even easier.  Bring an image into the DigiLabs Pro – My Photo Creations software and it will warn you when you get below a certain threshold.  You can also see the DPI by looking in the bottom bar when that image is selected.  Just make sure it is in the 300DPI range (a little higher or lower is okay: 250-350DPI).  In the end, you will have a fantastic product and your clients will think you are a math whiz.  Okay, maybe not the last part, but they will think you are photography genius (let’s face it, you are)!

For more detailed information, including pictures, please check out the following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_resolution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dots_per_inch

For questions, remember we are here to help with LIVE support, so pick up that phone and give us a call or send us an e-mail to support@digilabspro.com.  We are here for you and happy to help.

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Digilabs Tip of the Month: MORE NEW Features!

Remember last month’s tip of the month? August’s tip of the month was devoted to some new features that we added to the Digilabs Online Web Services.  Well, guess what?  This month is more of the same!  We’ve added MORE NEW Features to the Digilabs online web services.  I am excited to say that these new features are 110% geared towards making all y’all more money! Read more about the 2 new ways to make more money in your online web galleries! As always, need some help?  Let us know by contacting Support at (866)344-4522 or email support@digilabs.biz.

We’ve added 2 new parts to your Digilabs Pricelist:

* Custom Single Photo Products

single image product

You can now offer PRODUCTS linked to a SINGLE IMAGE on your pricelist. This would allow you to sell items linked to a single image in the gallery. These would be products that you the photographer would be responsible to fulfill once your customer has placed an order.  Examples of this would be things like keychains, buttons, mousepads, sweatshirts, jewelry, high resolution images, the LIST goes ON!

Start selling more than just the 4×6 & make more money online!

Simply login to your account administration & click on e commerce.  Press the edit button for the pricelist you’d like to edit.  Then enter the name of the product, the price (including all shipping costs) and an optional description. Your custom single photo product will appear as a purchase item in all galleries using that pricelist, in a section below the existing Print Items & above the Ordering Instructions.

Once the customer orders these custom items, your Order Notification Email will show which items you need to fulfill.

We have seen alot of photographers finding success in offering single high resolution images for sale.  This feature now allows you to do this. If you have questions about wording, pricing ideas, etc. feel free to contact your account manager to answer any & all questions!

* Custom Multi Photo Products

productsYou can now offer PRODUCTS linked to MULTIPLE IMAGES on your pricelist.  Now, these products can be items that are not tied directly to a single image, for example, a pre-made photobook or calendar.  They can alos be a photobook you, the phtographer, would assemble with images selected by the customer (via customer gallery favorites or folders). These would be products that you the photographer would be responsible to fulfill once your customer has placed an order.  Some examples would be DIGILABS COFFEE TABLE BOOKS & albums, DIGILABS CALENDARS, even gift certificates or packages!

To add custom multi image products login to your account administration & click on e commerce.  Press the edit button for the pricelist you’d like to edit.  Then enter the name of the product, an image,  the price (including all shipping costs) and an optional description. Your custom multi photo product will appear in the Products (circled in red) tab in the upper right hand area of your gallery.

Once the customer orders these custom items, your Order Notification Email will show which items you need to fulfill.

And there you go:  Offer more in your Digilabs online galleries to make more money TODAY!  If you need assistance with getting this setup don’t hesititate to contact us!  And, guess what?  EVEN MORE NEW features & products will be released in the next months to come including:

  • high resolution download of images ordered by customers in your online galleries
  • social sharing features for your online galleries for visitors to post links to your website & galleries in facebook, twitter & other social interfaces
  • new software that would include dust jackets for the coffee table books, 12×12 coffee table books, custom cover proof magazines & even photographic album output from the photobook software!

We’re excited! Aren’t you?

Kate

Account Manager

kate@digi-labs.net

Digilabs, Inc.

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