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I recently accepted a job to do a digital drawing for someone and I am sending them two versions.
The first is an email just so they have it in some form.
And the second is going to be on a flash drive.
What is the optimal type of file I should save it as to send it to them on the flash drive so that they can potentially make large high res copies? Space is no problem(as long as it's smaller than 128mb, although I've never heard of a single picture being that big before)
Thanks so much, any help is welcome.
128Mb is big enough for most single-layer images but it's easier to use SendSpace or DropBox or something rather than actually send a physical flash drive. Normally you'd send the full file in uncompressed TIF or standard PSD, both RGB. The PPI would be dependant on what he wants to do with it.
Sorry I'm new to selling digital work, what are Send Space and Drop Box and do they cost money?
Also (this is especially pathetic) what is PPI?
Oh! duh pixels per inch! I had a mind blank.
I saved it at 150ppi because any higher and my computer tends to freeze and I have to hard stop it (I need more ram)
Nope, they don't cost anything unless you buy a Pro account and you don't need to.
150PPI might be OK, as I say it depends on the image size and what its usage is. Saving higher won't cause you any issues as long as you don't increase pixel dimensions, as I explain to the accompaniment of red face and gritted teeth here - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...40#post2950640
I trust that you know a hell of allot more about this sort of thing than I do as I just started using and understanding it a few months ago but every time I try bumping the ppi up to the suggested amount of 300 my brush sweeps lag, I get load bars, and like I said my computer freezes(it's not broken, I just got it a few months ago which is when I started doing digital work) But when I change the ppi down to 72 or 150 I have little to no problems.
Your PPI will be linked to your pixel size in the s/w because your s/w is trying, and failing, to be helpful. There'll be a checkbox somewhere that allows you to keep the existing image pixel dimensions, or it might say resize or resample. You want to resize, not resample. Never used Photoshop, which I presume you're using, so I don't know the exact options. In any case ,you want to change the PPI and NOT change the pixel dimensions, so play around with the settings until this happens. I guarantee this will have no effect whatsoever on your digital image.
Just found what you meant, if this works I am eternally grateful!
(BTW) did you mean it's bad to use PS or that you just don't use it personally?
Thanks so much for the help.
PS is fine, it just doesn't suit my way of working.
What do you use?
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