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Images: Do’s and Don’ts

white bkgdEver have problems with images in printed documents or on Web pages? That pesky white box around your logo when you have a color background? Read through these do’s and don’ts and start using images to their full potential.

Shooting and Editing Photos

  • Use the highest resolution setting on your camera
  • Always keep an original before editing the photo

Email Attachments

  • Always save attachments – DO NOT copy and paste
  • DO NOT double click or open an attachment to download the image to your computer

Using Files

  • DO NOT copy and paste photos or images from one program to another
  • Use “Insert,” “Import” or “Place” when adding photos and images

What format should I use or ask for?

  • Microsoft programs (PowerPoint, Word) use JPG for photos and WMF for logos and graphics
  • Web programs use JPG for photos and GIF, SVG or PNG for logos
  • Commercial printers use JPG or TIF for photos and EPS, PDF and AIG for logos and graphics

More Information

  • EPS and AI files will not be able to open on most computers.
  • Every time a JPG photo is saved, it will loose quality.
  • Vector images like a WMF can be inserted into programs like PowerPoint and will not have a white box background.
  • Try not to increase the size of a photo once you have inserted it into a program like Word.

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