Save in the right sizes and formats. Clean and color correct the images. Make a selection.
No scatches, no dust or excessive amount of backscatter and particles, please. Make sure that digital images or scans are cleaned up.
Psd (Photoshop), jpg, tiff or png format preferred
Minimum filesizes required
3000 pixels along the longest axis for feature articles
2000 pixels along the longest axis for images to be posted on websites and social media
Save the images in 144 dpi - if you wouldn't mind. It saves us time if you can.
Clean the images first
Images should be cleaned and colour corrected. Images with dust, scratches, backscatter, compression artefacts or other visible blemished will be rejected. So will images that is out of focus or incorrectly exposed for that matter so check the histograms! !
No jpg compression
Do not compress jpgs please as it leaves compression artefacts. Save jpgs directly from the original tiff or raw file as saving and re-saving a jpgs repeatedly will cause deterioration of image quality.
Omit copyright notices and watermarks
Please do not superimpose any copyright notices or visible watermarks on the image itself. We will add credit bylines or copyright notices along the image according to our general design guidelines. When we publish the magazine the pdf will be copy-protected with a password against image extraction.
Send a meaningful selection
Browsing through CD's with hundreds of unsorted images does not only take considerable time for the editor but it should be you who select the most important images and not the graphic designer who probably doesn't has the foggiest idea which images are most significant and is for most parts already maxed out.
If in doubt, make a primary selection of 10-15 images and a secondary selection of preferably no more than 30 additional images.
Please include meaningful captions with names, location and description for all photographs. Some photographs of people require a signed release from the subject.
See: How to submit