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Tips for Digital Images

To make sure you can use your photos at any size in your yearbook, it’s best to set your camera to the highest image quality available for JPGs and the highest resolution (or biggest file size). The terms and dimensions can vary from one camera to the next, but you should find options similar to the ones shown here in the Shooting menu:

  • Image quality: Fine
  • Image size: Large (3872 x 2592)
  • ISO: 100-400 (depending on lighting conditions)

Grad Photos and end paper

Here is information you can share with the photographer to make sure you get the best image files for your yearbook.
  Technical Specifications
Dimensions (px) ISO Aperture Shutter speed
Group photos for end paper 5475 x 3675 400 or less f/11 and up 1/60
Portraits (grads, teachers, etc.) 2400 x 3000 200 or less

 

Image sizes are calculated to produce the best image for a given dimension with a resolution of 300 ppi. If your ppi (pixels per inch) is too low for the size of your image, it will be fuzzy. If your resolution is higher than we recommend, you don’t need to reduce it.

 

Format of photos for end paper

Grad photos

For the committee to be able to use the automatic text-and-image linking function, the student’s first and last name needs to be in the image filename. There can be other characters in the filename, at the beginning, middle, or end (for example: IMG5000_Genevieve, Ferland-P1.jpg), but the elements need to be in the same order in each filename.

 

How to submit materials for the yearbook?

You can submit the following file types for your yearbook:

  PDF (.pdf)

Photoshop (.tiff, .jpg, .png) : downloadable template below

Yearbook 8,5” x 11” (21,59 cm x 27,94 cm)
  Dimensions Resolution Color Mode File Download
Inches cm Pixels PPI(pixels per inch)
Cover pages 18,5 x 12 47 x 30,5 5550 x 3600 300 CMYK .psd, .ai, .tiff, .pdf ou .jpg Download
Photoshop Template
End pages 17,25 x 11,25 43,81 x 28,57 3105 x 2025 200 CMYK Download
Photoshop Template
Interior pages 8,75 x 11,25 22,22 x 28,57 1750 x 2250 300 Independent: CMYK
The B Platform: RGB
Download
Photoshop Template

 

Yearbook 9” x 12” (22,86 cm x 30,48 cm)
  Dimensions Resolution Color Mode File Download
Inches cm Pixels PPI(pixels per inch)
Cover pages 19,25 x 12,75 48,9 x 32,39 5775 x 3825 300 CMYK .psd, .ai, .tiff, .pdf ou .jpg Download
Photoshop Template
End pages 18,25 x 12,25 46,35 x 31,1 3285 x 2205 200 CMYK Download
Photoshop Template
Interior pages 9,25 x 12,25 23,49 x 31,11 1850 x 2450 300 Independent: CMYK
The B Platform: RGB
Download
Photoshop Template

 

The following file types will be rejected:

Word (.doc, .docx), except for instructions or a list of names

Excel (.xls), except for instructions or a list of names

  PowerPoint (.ppt)

Publisher (.pub)

 Corel Draw (.cdr)

If you use any of these programs, you’ll need to export your documents to PDF for them to be accepted.

Don’t be fooled!

Programs like Photoshop allow you to change the resolution (image size) of an image. If you do, you need to make sure the ratio between the image height, width, and resolution stays the same. If it changes, the resolution will be faulty and we won’t be able to guarantee the quality of the printed image.

 

5 points to verify before sending your files

  The margin around the page is 0.25 in (0.635 cm)

  The margin at the binding is 0.5 in (1.27 cm)

  Pages do not include the page numbers

  Your Photoshop file includes all the overlays so we can make any required adjustments

  You provided all character fonts to be used for assembly

Copyright-free images with Google

Search

  • Follow this link: images.google.ca
  • Search for your image using the search bar
  • Validate your search by clicking the magnifying glass icon or press “Enter” on your keyboard

Advanced search

  • Click the search parameters icon in the upper right corner. Select “Advanced search” in the menu that appears
  • Select “Large” in the “Refine search by...” section to adjust the size of the image
  • In the “user fee” menu, select “free of any fee for use, distribution, or modification, including for commercial purposes.”
  • Click on the blue “Advanced search” icon to launch your search

These search parameters are temporary. They must be reset for every search.