Post # 1
My Fiance and I are looking into wedding photography and he keeps asking about negatives. It seems that everyone gives you the option of getting a ‘high quality’ CD with the images. Is this normal ? Can you get negatives? Did they ever give out negatives? Wht do they mean by high quality? I’m pretty sure it just means that you can print your own photos and they will look just like the ones the photographer can get for you? This is starting to drive me nuts. haha! Thanks!!
Post # 3
Negatives would only happen if your photographer was shooting film. Not many people do that anymore, most have switched over to all digital. It depends on your contract if they give you a high-res file of all your photos, and permission to print.
Post # 4
I doubt many shoot in film anymore, so no. Usually the “high quality” CDs are such you can print your own, maybe not mural sized, but usually normal sizes you would want in your house anyway.
Post # 5
With a high quality CD (containing high resolution picture files) you can then order pics from where ever you want, it is like the digital version of a “negative”.
Post # 6
Thank you everyone for your comments! I was pretty sure I wasn’t going crazy.
@Garnety: it is like the digital version of a “negative”. <– I love the way you put this, thank you!
Post # 7
@Garnety: It’s not like a digital version of a negative, that’d be a RAW file. Not only are RAW files useless to most people, very few photographers are going to make them available. I realize it’s a little confusing because “negative” is an old film term for undeveloped images. You want developed images, you want high resolution JPEG files in 240-300dpi. Most photographers will make them available either as a part of their packages or at an additional cost.
Post # 8
I just got my engagement picture DVD yesterday, and it’s lovely. She included all of our photos, edited, printable up to 8×10, as well as lower resolution images to upload online.