It looks like you didn’t have a high-resolution version of the selected photo. That’s OK.

Please select 5 photos of your own choice. All photos should fit into documentary or street photography genres.

No photo manipulations, basic editing is OK (for example adjusting contrast, colors, etc is OK, but don’t add or remove objects in the photo).

INFO: Sending Your 5 Photos

Print requirements: Send 5 photo

  • Longer edge: 4000 pixels
  • Resolution: 300 DPI (pixels/inch )
  • Color: CMYK
  • ICC profile: Blurb (select Perceptual as the rendering intent)
  • File format: JPG
  • File name: Your first name _ last name (for example John_Smith)
  • No logos or watermarks, your name will be published with the photo

Before sending your photos, please double-check that you meet all the requirements – This is very improtant!

Not sure how to do this?

No stress. If you want to be certain everything’s right, our graphic designers can handle converting your photo to CMYK and applying the correct ICC profile for you. Just ensure the longer edge is 4000 pixels and the DPI is 300, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Select which option you prefer:

If you choose option B, our graphic designers will charge 27€ for the extra work.

No Room for Mistakes: The Pre-Printing Checklist

  • Guide to RGB, CMYK, ICC Profiles, and Soft-Proofing

In the intricate world of digital photography and print production, mastering concepts like RGB, CMYK, ICC profiles, and soft-proofing is essential. These fundamentals are the building blocks of accurate color reproduction and ensuring your digital creations come to life in print.

  • RGB (Red, Green, Blue) – RGB Color Model Explained

RGB, which stands for Red, Green, Blue, is an additive color model used predominantly in digital devices like computer monitors, digital cameras, and television screens. In this model, colors are created by combining different intensities of these three primary colors. When all three are at their maximum intensity, they produce white light.

  • Applications of RGB

RGB is the go-to color model for displaying images on screens. It excels at reproducing the vibrant and dynamic colors required for digital viewing, making it ideal for websites, social media, video games, and digital art.

  • Challenges of RGB in Printing

RGB colors can appear inconsistent when viewed on various screens due to differences in monitor calibration. Consequently, using RGB for precise color reproduction in print can lead to unexpected variations in the final product.

  • CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key/Black) – CMYK Color Model Unveiled

CMYK, an acronym for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (Black), is the standard color model in the printing industry. In this subtractive color model, colors are generated by subtracting varying amounts of these four ink colors on paper.

  • Where CMYK Prevails

CMYK is the primary choice for color printing in magazines, brochures, posters, packaging, and many other printed materials. It’s tailored to replicate a wide spectrum of colors on paper.

  • CMYK’s Color Gamut Limitations

Compared to RGB, CMYK has a more limited color gamut. Some intensely vibrant RGB colors cannot be faithfully reproduced in CMYK, leading to noticeable color shifts in the print output.

  • ICC Profiles (International Color Consortium Profiles) – ICC Profiles Deconstructed

ICC profiles are intricate data files that define the color characteristics of devices like monitors, printers, and scanners. These profiles serve as the critical bridge between digital design and print production.

  • Leveraging ICC Profiles

When you work on an image in RGB on your monitor and subsequently convert it to CMYK for printing, ICC profiles come into play. They facilitate the translation and adaptation of colors from one color space to another, ensuring consistent and accurate color representation.

  • The Role of Rendering Intents

ICC profiles also incorporate rendering intents, which dictate how colors that fall outside the destination color space are transformed. The four standard rendering intents are Perceptual, Saturation, Relative Colorimetric, and Absolute Colorimetric, each suitable for specific scenarios.

  • Soft-Proofing – Unveiling Soft-Proofing

Soft-proofing is the practice of simulating how a digital image will appear in print on your computer monitor. This simulation provides a preview of how colors will translate when the image is converted from RGB to CMYK.

  • Why Soft-Proofing Matters

Soft-proofing is a crucial step in the prepress process. By using ICC profiles and soft-proofing tools, you can identify and rectify potential color issues before sending your design to the printing press.

  • Conclusion

RGB, CMYK, ICC profiles, and soft-proofing form the foundation of modern design and printing. A deep understanding of these concepts empowers you to create visually appealing and accurate print materials. By skillfully employing appropriate tools and techniques, you can smoothly connect the digital and print domains. 

Disclaimer: It’s important to bear in mind that achieving exact color consistency between print and screen is not attainable. For the most favorable results, you should either have the necessary skills or consider outsourcing this to a qualified expert. Our graphic designers operate as freelancers here, and as part of our agreement, they are committed to doing the work if the selected photographer is too busy (option B).