The Different Image Types We Deliver

The Different Image Types We Deliver


We offer four different file types, explained below. One standard file type is included in the price of the photo, or you can order both for +$5 per photo. Each advanced file type is +$5 per photo.

Each file type is optimized for different uses. Read more on the file information and uses to make sure you order exactly what you need. Note: we can always deliver additional file types after the shoot if you decide you need them.

 

included for every file

  • White Background: Images are delivered with full 255/100% pure white around the product, meeting the standards of most online retailers.

  • Basic Retouching: Images are carefully color matched to the product, retouched for minor dust and minor scratches, skewed to be straight if photographed straight on.

Included for Tif & Amazon Ready Jpeg

  • Shadows & Reflections: Contact shadows are maintained and reflections are gradated to white no more than 25% below the product.

Available for an additional charge

  • Special Retouching: Retouching to products with excessive damage requiring “heavy compositing” or “building” parts that are not existing will be billed separately based on the project at $20 per 15 mins.

 

Standard File Types


1. High-Resolution Tif

This is the standard image format we deliver because of its flexibility.

Format: 	High Resolution Tiff
Compression: 	Lossless LZW
Colorspace:	sRGB
Resolution:     300 dpi 
Width/Height:	No smaller than 3000px on any side 
Crop:           A wide crop for flexible cropping later
Cost:           Get one file type free, pick both for $5

 

2. Amazon Ready Jpeg

Perfectly crafted for upload to Amazon. Will work great for almost all web uses!

Format: 	Jpeg
Compression: 	90% 
Colorspace:	sRGB
Resolution:     72 dpi 
Width/Height:	3000px X 3000px Square 
Crop:           1/4 inch around the product
Cost:           Get one file type free, pick both for $5.
 

Advanced File Types


 
PNGs are delivered without shadows or reflections

PNGs are delivered without shadows or reflections

 

+$5 | Transparent Web Ready PNG

It’s a transparent PNG ready to go on your website. Shadows & reflections are removed from this file because a transparent PNG cannot render shadows/reflection at different opacity or blending modes.  It is either transparent or solid, on or off. Therefore a shadow wouldn't look good when placed on top of a different color.

The only way to blend a shadow into the background is to use blending modes in photoshop and the high res Tif + clipping path is a better file for that.

 

Image Info

Format: 	Web Ready PNG
Compression: 	PNG 24
Colorspace:	sRGB
Resolution:     72 dpi 
Width/Height:	3000px X 3000px Square 
Crop:           1/4 inch around the product
Cost:           $5 per image

This is how the layered tif appears in Photoshop

This is how the layered tif appears in Photoshop

+$5 | Layered High Res Tif + Clipping Paths (AKA Designer’s Ready Tif File)

We crafted this to be the dream file for any designer.

  • Product, Reflection/Shadows & Background are on separate layers.

  • The Reflection/Shadow layer is set to multiply for easy background changes.

  • Clipping paths around the product are hand path-ed with careful detail.

  • All paths are guaranteed accurate or we’ll redo them for free.

Download a Full Res Example (28mb)

 

Image Info 

Format: 	High Resolution Tiff
Compression: 	Lossless LZW
Colorspace:	sRGB
Resolution:     300 dpi 
Width/Height:	No smaller than 3000px on any side or larger
Crop:           A wide crop for flexible cropping later.
Cost:           +$5 per image
*Note About Illustrator and Indesign   Illustrator and Indesign - while they are both Adobe softwares - handle transparency and paths differently than they do in Photoshop, which causes unexpected results on import. We cannot create a file that will work equally for both software sets without sacrificing usability for one or the other. Because of this, we prepare our images for Photoshop (which the majority of our customers use when editing images) and do not recommend using Illustrator or Indesign for editing photos, especially transparency related composites.     Read More About Known Issues When Importing Files Into Illustrator/Indesign

*Note About Illustrator and Indesign
Illustrator and Indesign - while they are both Adobe softwares - handle transparency and paths differently than they do in Photoshop, which causes unexpected results on import. We cannot create a file that will work equally for both software sets without sacrificing usability for one or the other. Because of this, we prepare our images for Photoshop (which the majority of our customers use when editing images) and do not recommend using Illustrator or Indesign for editing photos, especially transparency related composites.

Read More About Known Issues When Importing Files Into Illustrator/Indesign