When printing your photos we always suggest using a trusted, professional print shop. Walmart might be able to print your photos but they won’t put the time and effort into making your prints perfect the way a professional will. Your photos will be available for download online through our proofing program. You can also order prints right online and have them printed from a trusted source and delivered straight to your house. Of course, if you want to print yourself, that is never a problem but you may be asking yourself, “What the heck are they talking about? 300dpi? sRGB? Who cares!?” Well, here is a little explanation to help you understand what they are, and why they are important.
Let’s start with the term “dpi”, which stands for “Dots Per Inch” and that’s exactly what it is. The number before it, in this case “300″ simply indicates the amount of dots in each inch of the image. 300dpi is the standard for printing photographs, and this will be the best for you whether you print from home or decide to have the images professionally printed. If you would like to more information on DPI, you can always read the Wikipedia page by clicking here.
What is sRGB? In simple terms, it’s a type of colour profile. A colour profile is all the different tones of colour available for either viewing on a computer monitor or printing on paper. There are a few different types of colour profiles however the one that you see on your computer monitor is sRGB, or at least 97% of the sRGB colours. We want to reassure that when you print your photographs, at home or at a professional printer you will feel confident knowing your images will retain the crisp colours you see on your computer screen. We choose sRGB for its simplicity and because it is the colour profile you see on 99% of the devices you use. For a little more in-depth reading on sRGB, you can click here, & here.