Uploading tiff files for printing

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Aquarium Dreams, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Aquarium Dreams

    Aquarium Dreams TPF Noob!

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    This is probably really basic, but I'm new to layers and tiff files. Should I flatten the image before uploading the tiff to print? Also, does it matter if I set the image to lab color or rgb to print it? Thanks.
     
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    #1, you don't need any layers in a print file. They are only increasing your file size exponentially. What color space depends on what printer it's being sent to. I don't know of any photo printers that use LAB. Your most likely two choices would be RGB, or CMYK. CMYK is used more widely in commercial printing of books, brochures, cds, etc... RGB would be a likely choice, but again, you'll have to check with the printer.

    I wouldn't even send a tiff. You won't notice a quality loss with a maximum quality jpg.
     
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    Thanks for explaining it to me. That makes sense. Jpeg with rgb color it is then.
     

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