Photo Tips & Guidelines
UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO:
Upload your photo in JPEG or JPG file format. Do this by clicking “Browse” next to the upload option, select the photo from your computer, and click “open” or "attach". You will know your photo is uploaded if you received a green “Upload Successful” bar at the top of your monitor AFTER you add the design to your cart. The file name will also appear in the item description during checkout.
If you only have a TIF or EPS file, please email it with your order number to email@example.com. Please do not upload a TIF or EPS file via the website. These files are extremely large and will have to be deleted immediately to avoid server issues.
We suggest a minimum resolution of 1200 x 1050 pixels and 300dpi. Only submit original images that HAVE NOT been cropped, edited, or altered in any way. Please note you cannot change a smaller 72 dpi photo to be 300dpi. The photo needs to be taken with these settings. This can be accomplished by adjusting the settings in your camera. Please see your camera's manual for how to do this.
We will change color photos to black and white or sepia if that option is selected. It is not necessary to do this yourself first. We will touch-up blemishes, marks, and red eye, some brightness adjustment (limited by the resolution of the image), and color saturation. We cannot do major scratch removal, remove unwanted objects, or airbrush the photo.
The quality of the final cards depends largely on the quality of the digital photo. The best photos are those taken as a high-resolution image in natural light with very little shadows. Shadows and dark spots can print out as grainy on card stock.
Please note that photos that may look good on a computer screen, may not look the same when printed. Computer screens are designed to display a max of 72dpi, so a photo taken with 72dpi will look good online because of the light coming through the monitor from behind the photo, but not as sharp when printed. This is why we suggest 300 dpi- 300 "dots per inch" allows for a lot more saturation than 72.
Your photo will be printed directly on our 9mil premium glossy Epson photo paper. The final photo sizes vary depending on the design chosen. Our designer may need to crop the photo to make it fit properly. You will see this in your proof.
You will receive a free e-proof for approval prior to the order being produced. We DO NOT print without proof approval. Orders canceled after a proof has been created, regardless of whether or not the customer has viewed the proof, will result in a $7.50 proof fee.
It usually takes 2-3 business days for a proof to be ready. Proofs are sent via email in a jpg format. Proofs must be approved in writing via a reply to the proof email. After proof approval, it usually takes 3-4 business days to print and ship the order. This does not include shipping transit time.
We offer free envelope pre-shipping only for our birth announcements, so you can have the envelopes addressed and ready beforehand. Choose the envelope pre-ship option and complete your order, leaving the text field blank and photo upload empty, and when your new baby arrives, simple email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your announcement information and JPG photo, and your proof will be created. Orders must be completed first before we will pre-ship envelopes.
PHOTO CONTENT AND OWNERSHIP:
Please only submit photos that you personally own or have express written consent to use for this exact purpose. It is unlawful to use a copyrighted photo that you do not own or do not have express persmission to use for this exact purpose. Even though you may have “purchased” a professional photo, for example, you do not have the right to use this image for all reasons unless expressly agreed upon by the photographer. Paperlicious LLC and paperlicious.com will not use a photo that we believe to be in copyright infringement. In order to use professional photos, you must submit a written signed release to us from the photographer. This can be emailed to us at email@example.com or sent via USPS mail to:
PO Box 550614
Gastonia, NC 28056
By submitting your images to us, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Paperlicious LLC, paperlicious.com, it’s owners, and employees, from any copyright infringement claims, lawsuits, disputes, attorney’s fees, costs, expenses, or judgements.
We reserve the right to add, change, or amend our photo policy at any time.
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