Graphics Files: Most standard graphics formats are acceptable. A list of preferred formats is included at right. Please avoid sending graphics files embedded in Microsoft Word documents. Copy the image from the Word document and paste it into a program that will allow saving the file in one of the formats listed. Many paint and/or photo editing programs will work for this.
Image Resolution: The resolution of images (a combination of size and pixel depth) is critical to their usability. Photos need to be at least 300 ppi (pixels per inch) at final image size (3"x 5" for example) for use in print. Images used for web sites need only be 72 ppi at final image size. Please contact Rick Clark Illustration & Design if you have questions regarding resolution.
File Compression: If you are sending more than one file (graphic or text) it is recommended that the files be placed in a folder and then compressed using a Zip file compression program (on PCs) or Stuffit (on Mac files). Individual RTF and JPEG files can be attached directly to your e-mail and received without being altered or corrupted. Other file formats may not transfer well as e-mail attachments and it is suggested that you use ZIP or Stuffit to compress those files before attaching them to an e-mail. For files larger than 3MB, please contact the artist to arrange for FTP transfer. (See Anonymous FTP)