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DepthOfField
16th of March 2008 (Sun), 22:39
I'm trying to upload a few images in jpg format uncompressed format but for some reason it dose not meet the minimum requirement of 48MB. I'm shooting in raw then save them from my PC in Photoshop 10 to a uncompress form set at max but still fall way short of 48MB size. It's ends up being only -7MB uncompressed. What am I doing wrong? :(

laurielozano
16th of March 2008 (Sun), 22:42
what site are you uploading to that requires a 48mb minimum size? That is an INCREDIBLY HUGE file! Are you sure you read that correctly?

DepthOfField
16th of March 2008 (Sun), 22:45
what site are you uploading to that requires a 48mb minimum size? That is an INCREDIBLY HUGE file! Are you sure you read that correctly?

It's alamy.com

"
Submission guidelines

We need:


JPEG’s saved at a high quality setting (i.e. Photoshop level 10 or above).
Alpha-numeric file names ending in .jpg.
RGB files, not single channel greyscale or CMYK.
Uncompressed file sizes of between 48MB and 200MB. This means you should make your JPEG file from an 8 bit TIFF file that is at least 48MB. Our maximum size for the uncompressed file is 200MB."

laurielozano
16th of March 2008 (Sun), 22:57
have you tried bumping your file size to 32 inches x 48 inches at 300dpi (9600 px by 14400 px at 300dpi)? That makes the file quite large and may meet your requirements.

DepthOfField
16th of March 2008 (Sun), 23:05
have you tried bumping your file size to 32 inches x 48 inches at 300dpi (9600 px by 14400 px at 300dpi)? That makes the file quite large and may meet your requirements.


Is that normal procedure? Do the other companies require the same specs?

laurielozano
16th of March 2008 (Sun), 23:08
I've never posted to stock photography, so I really wouldnt know. But it sounds odd that they require photos that are CS3 or higher and such a large file size. I guess maybe so customers can use the pic to print on billboards?

blackshadow
16th of March 2008 (Sun), 23:14
The uncompressed size refers to the size you see down the bottom in photoshop, not the jpg file size.

DepthOfField
16th of March 2008 (Sun), 23:38
The uncompressed size refers to the size you see down the bottom in photoshop, not the jpg file size.


I see now. Thanks! They are uploading now. :D