Cutouts are baaaack!
dotPhoto has just increased the single image upload from 12 MB to 16 MB for Club Members.
How big is that? The highest resolution for most printers is 300 dots per inch, so, if every single pixel were different, you could print a perfect 300 by 300 pixel-per-inch photo at 11 inches by 16 inches. This would be about 15.8 million pixels.
However, all pixels are NOT different: there are whole regions of sky and skin that have the same attributes, so most JPG files shrink significantly. In addition, large format printing devices (24″ to 60″) usually print at 72 to 100 dpi, so your 16MB upload can print the largest posters offered by dotPhoto.
One rule of thumb is that a each MegaPixel (MP) translates into roughly a half a MegaByte (MB), so a 32 megapixel camera will create roughly a 16 MB JPG file.
The Time to Upload Problem
Of course, very large images take longer to upload, so you might want to consider if you’re ever going to print more than a 4″ x 6″ print. Here are optimal image sizes in pixels for guidance in choosing image or print sizes:
|Print in Inches||Pixels|
|Wallet||Less than 480 x 640|
|4 x 6 (Minimum)||480 x 640|
|4 x 6 (Best)||768 x 1024|
|5 x 7||864 x 1152|
|8 x 10||1200 x 1600|
|11 x 14||1600 x 2000|
|16 x 20||1600 x 2000|
|20 x 30||1600 x 2000|
|24 x 36||1600 x 2400|
|30 x 40||2000 x 3000|
We have added an easy Re-Arrange feature puts photos in order to tell a visual story.
Choose Sort Album from the Organize bar, and then drag photos between other photos or to a different page.
We’ve made it easier than ever for dotPhoto Club Members to download all the photos in an album.
Here’s a visual and a complete step-by-step procedure in our Help system:
Expedited Album Downloading is another special Club Feature.
To become a dotPhoto Club Member, click here. Get downloading, free merchandise shipping, phone support and more.
Our exclusive 2014 designs start at just 25¢ a card.
Each and every gorgeous 4×8 holiday card includes a mailing envelope and costs as little as 25¢; 5×7 folding cards with envelopes are as low as 99¢. Forget Black Friday discounts — compare dotPhoto to Shutterfly, Snapfish, and others, and you’ll find our price and quality can’t be beat — any day of the year.
Pick yours out today — dotphoto.com/StoreCards.asp
CLUB MEMBERS: your shipping is free on all card orders!
Exciting things are happening at dotPhoto! We’re proud to announce our latest partnership with Ovation Brands, the parent company of national steak-buffet restaurants Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, Old Country Buffet®, Country Buffet® and Fire Mountain®.
Our partnership, an online photo contest called Your Favorite Buffets Seasonal Family Sweepstakes, runs now through January 15. Guests are encouraged to upload their family photos this holiday season to dotPhoto’s dedicated Buffets platform for a chance to win free food for a full year and a dotPhoto photo book.
The dates of the promotions are:
Visit your local buffet today to see our in-store promotion and join the fun.
dotPhoto now provides a world-class Photo Calendar Solution that
If you’ve ever wondered how to make a photo calendar: How to make a calendar
EuroBook.us is now dotPhotoBook.com
And now we’ll design the book for you. Save time and hassle:
1. Choose the book you want
2. Upload your photos
3. Approve the design.
Try it here… http://www.dotphotobook.com/photo-books.html
You can also download new software to design books on your desktop computer or iPad.
“Never forget that all the great photographs in history were made with more primitive camera equipment than you currently own.” Brooks Jensen
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier-Bresson
“Photography helps people to see.” Berenice Abbott
“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” Ansel Adams
“Good photos are like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it isn’t that good.” Anonymous
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange
“The negative is the score; the print is the performance.” Ansel Adams
“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” Imogen Cunningham
“When people ask what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes.” Anonymous
“The most important part of a camera is the twelve inches behind the viewfinder.” Ansel Adams
“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Alfred Stieglitz
“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light. I just take pictures.” Vernon Trent
“There are no rules for good photographs; there are only good photographs.” Ansel Adams
“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar” Helmut Newton
“If it makes you laugh, if it makes you cry, if it rips out your heart, that’s a good picture.” Eddie Adams
“There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer” Ansel Adams
Upload your favorite fall photos here: http://dpcontests.dotphoto.com/CPViewAlbum.asp?AID=6630099. The 20 most entertaining entries will receive a free Photo Package that includes four 5x7s, two 8x10s and a set of four 4-pack wallets. Your photos may even be featured on dotPhoto’s home page.
The biggest photo upload day of the year in social media is the day after Halloween. You can also kick off the season with dotPhoto Halloween cards like this…
Each card includes a free envelope, and economy shipping is free for Club Members.
We’ve beefed up our Club Plan to include free shipping on all photo merchandise with no minimums.
This means that Members don’t have to wait until they accumulate $30 of orders to get free shipping. Order a 16×20 Matte Poster for just $9.99 and the shipping is included. We’ve also reduced prices for 2-day and Overnight shipping.
All paid dotPhoto Plans also get free merchandise shipping.
We’ve reduced item prices, too, so our Club Members are saving money AND getting free shipping.
Take a look at these savings:
$1.11 / 14%
$5.98 / 38%
$12.99 / 57%
**All prices include economy shipping; dotPhoto Club members receive free economy shipping with no minimum quantity.
Why would we include free shipping? Frankly, we were inspired by Amazon’s Prime model, which gives members free shipping on many products. Most online photo sites charge exorbitant shipping fees even if you get a decent price. We think that a good price AND free shipping is what our members would prefer. So far, they seem to love it.
We’re adding lots of new features to dotPhoto Plans. To start saving, join here!
I just sent photos from my phone to dotPhoto where I can print and organize my photos — and then shared a photo on Facebook. Here’s how:
Clicking on the photo will share your dotPhoto album.
Steps to share on Facebook: http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/106273-how-can-i-share-my-dotphoto-photos-to-facebook-
Many people ask us how to convert their large RAW files to JPG files for uploading to dotPhoto. Others want to know about free photo editing tools.
Here is a collection of really excellent free editing and conversion software.
Converts many photo file types plus audio and video.
This sophisticated editing program also offers a powerful bulk conversion routine.
Open-source vector graphics editor that will output to SVG files
Open-source image retouching tool