March 11, 2014

Preparing your digital files for upload

We often get asked the best way to prepare your digital files for upload.  If you are able to edit your images with Photoshop, or a similar photo editing software, there are a few short steps to prepare your digital photographs for best plating.  It is a good idea to take a look at the histogram and see the levels for the highlights and shadows.  Here is an example of an ideal histogram.  The image has a true white point as well as a true black point, with strong mid tones throughout. 

histogram for digital tintypes

We do give each image a once over to check the levels, so if you are uploading a camera phone photograph we will edit the levels slightly as needed.  Contact us if you have any questions about file preparation.