Photo Printing

Image Guidelines

Image Format and Size

We accept virtually all forms of photographic media, including prints, negatives or slides, and digital camera files.

We recommend a file size of at least 2mb for the best results file to produce a quality print.

Uploaded images may be in any of the following formats:  JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, or GIF (please note that gif format is not recommended for photographic images).

Digital Camera Images

When using a digital camera for your photo, make sure your camera is set at the highest resolution possible to ensure the best results on your print.

We recommend using a digital camera that is a minimum of 4 Megapixels.

Scanning Your Images

When scanning a print for your project, make sure that you scan the image at a minimum size of 5x7 inches at 300 DPI.

Glossy photos provide better results when scanned, as textured paper can cause light glare on your scanned image.

Original prints always result in a better quality scan than a second-generation copy.

Image editing is not necessary before you send your picture, as we perform color and contrast enhancement, red-eye removal, and cropping on your image prior to printing your image.

Mailing Your Images

When sending negatives, it is best to only send the single strip of film that contains your image, in its protective sleeving.

When sending prints, make sure to package them in a protective envelope to prevent damage during shipping.

Copyrighted Images

Plastic Trees Studio respects and is committed to protecting the the legal rights of photographers and image authors. It is unlawful for us to reproduce images that are copyrighted without the permission of the person or entity that created the original work. If you have a copyrighted image, please contact the photographer to request a signed copyright release.

If you choose to scan your professionally taken images on your own, for the sole purpose of making copies, you are assuming the legal risk for violating any copyright.

If you have been provided printable resolution images on CD from your photographer, we do not need a copyright release for these images. However, it should be noted that it is not always the intent of the photographer to provide a "blanket release" even if they have supplied these images to you. By submitting these images to us, you agree to assume full responsiblity if any conflicts arise with the photographer.

Purchaser agrees to hold harmless Plastic Trees Studio for all costs, expenses, attorney's fees or judgements resulting from any claims or lawsuit made against Plastic Trees Studio for any grounds claiming that the work produced violates any copyright or proprietary right of any person or entity

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