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How do I send/upload Images for my business card cd?

For us to set up a folder with all your projects requirements, you will first need to become a business card cd member. Membership is totally free, we never share your information with any third party.

Once a member & your project has been accepted you can send us your image files on the provided upload form. The form will be produced after you have completed all relevant details of your project. You can then browse for your images & attach them to each corresponding page on your business card cd mini-site

What is a GIF file?

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. A GIF is a type of image file (extension .gif) supporting animation and transparency but only uses 256 colours. These are used for simple images that don’t require photographic quality.

Why choose GIF format for my business card cd?

GIF is used for files with small numbers of colours, such as line drawings, icons, and graphs.

What is a JPG file?

JPG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. A JPG uses a compression technique for saving images and photographs. This compression method reduces the file size of the images without reducing their quality.

Why choose JPG format for my business card cd?

JPG files are larger than GIF files but if you need to show photographs or need accurate colour detail you should save your images as JPG files.How do I reduce the physical size of an image for my business card cd?

  • Open your image in Photoshop by choosing File > Open . . . from the menu bar
  • Locate your file, and click the "Open" button
  • Under the Image menu, select Image Size . . .
  • Make certain that the "Constrain Proportions" and "Resample Image" check boxes are checked in the "Image Size" dialog box.
  • Under the "Pixel Dimensions," you will see numerical fields for "Width" and "Height.
  • Choose a suitable size for your requirements (an average screen is 800 x 600)
  • When the image looks satisfactory, save it by choosing File > Save from the menu bar.

Note: It is a good idea to save this image under a different file name. That way, if you decide to start over, you will still have a copy of the original image.

How do I change the resolution to 72 pixels per inch?

Most monitors display images at 72 pixels per inch. Higher resolution will be lost on the computer screen, though not in print. Please make sure before uploading images to reduce their resolution to 72 pixels per inch when uploading images for your mini-site.

  • Open your image in Photoshop
  • Under the Image menu, select Image Size . . .
  • In the "Print Size" section, there is a "Resolution" numerical field. Make sure that "pixels/inch" is selected in the pull-down menu to its right.
  • If the number in this field is larger than 72, change it to 72.
  • Click "OK."
  • Save the image by choosing File > Save from the menu bar.

Change the compression for JPEG files.

One of the most common file formats on the Web is called "JPEG." It is commonly used with photographs, paintings, and any image which requires many shades of colour. JPEG images have a relatively small file size compared to other digital file formats.

  • From the File menu, select Save As
  • Choose to save it as a ".jpg" from the save options listed
  • Click the "Save" button, which will bring up a '"JPEG Options" dialog box.
  • In the "Format Options" section, select "Progressive."
  • In the '"Image Options" section, enter a number from 0 (lowest quality) to 10 (highest quality) in the "Quality" field. Most images look fine saved between 3 and 5.
  • If the new image looks satisfactory, you can return to the original and try repeating the above steps with a lower "Quality." If the new file looks bad, return to the original and repeat the above steps with a higher "Quality."
  • When you have finished, save the final copy of your image, remembering to add the ".jpg" file extension to its name. i.e yourpicture.jpg

How do I send text/content for my business card cd?

You can send us content/text for your mini-site or presentations in our upload text form. Just browse for your text files the same as uploading any attachment via e-mail. Make sure you save the text/content for your corresponding business card cd mini-site pages. You will be prompted to choose the content for each page on your mini-site.