We want your images to print beautifully, but photos printed using four-color process printing can look very different than they do on your monitor. Use these tips and techniques to ensure your printed photos are the sharpest and brightest they can be.
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Setting the right image resolution
Low-resolution images (i.e. 72 DPI, or dots per inch, images used for the web) can look smooth and clear on a monitor, but will look pixelated when printed.
Image files should be set to a minimum resolution of 300 DPI, or dots per inch, so that they don't appear jagged and pixelated in print.
Getting the best color
Computer monitors use light to display your photo, making some color
appear richer and brighter than it looks in print. Some images may need to
be enhanced to appear the same in print as they do on your monitor.