Optimizing digital photos
Posted on 2004-08-29
I'm a graphic professional well-versed in working with various graphic tools but i'm only just beginning to prepare my digital camera's images for output from a photo printing service and am looking for general advise on how to optimize my files for best quality output.
Probably my biggest question regards the best way to re-sample my camera's images so they fit to 5x7. I'm working with a 5mg camera that saves images in JPG format and will be printing most images at 5x7. I _think this means I'm going to need to convert the JPGs to a different size since a 5mg JPG is not going to fit in a 5x7 area, right?
I use Fireworks extensively and have the impression it's re-sizing/re-sampling capabilities are better than average but i wonder if are there any dedicated/standalone utilities you would recommend for this part of the operation?
The other question is probably more dependant on which service I chose for output...what format(s) they will accept but is any advantage in working in a different format like TIF?