(Closed) Low res pic VISTAPRINT

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsNeutrino:  Anything under 300dpi has printed really badly with me, from vistaprint.  As soon as I upped everything to 300dpi, it was fine.  

You could try ordering just a free set of 10 to see if it works. 

Post # 5
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Maybe if the pictures are small and don’t take up the whole print they will look ok? Of course it looks ok on your computer but 72dpi vs 300 is a HUGE difference.

Post # 6
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsNeutrino:  Yeah, like I designed my Save-The-Date Cards in illustrator and tried uploading them at 100 and 200 dpi, because 300dpi was taking forever to load into the site. 

100 was terrible and 200 was honestly not much better.  300dpi is the magic number for some reason. 

Post # 7
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You had a photographer take pictures and are using screenshots of their work instead of paying them?

Post # 8
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsNeutrino: I just uploaded to Vistaprint yesterday at 300 DPI from a screenshot actually. The screenshot was fairly large from my original photo that I had lost (I was making Christmas cards of my adorable pup that I photograph wayyyy to frequently). The test file that I had printed fine, maybe take it to Office Depot & have them run it & see how it turns out too before you order.

Also, just a bit of copyright advice, you could get in legal trouble with your photographer for using the photographs without permission. I’m certainly not a lawyer, but I’ve studied copyright law pretty thoroughly. Did you sign a contract? Also, you might consider asking them if they would sell you a smaller version of the file, for less cost (ask about printable up to 5×7). Usually, the larger the file, the more it will cost. 

Post # 9
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hello! Sorry to be a downer but it’s very much not above board to take a screenshot of a photographers work and print it, and it’s definitely not ok to make ANY alterations to it without permission. There are copyright laws that protect photographers, and any work that they create belongs to them alone the second their shutter is released. I know that it’s easy to think “hey! this picture is OF me!! I should have rights to it!!” especially if you paid to have the photos taken. However, this is not the case unless you have a contract allowing you rights, and reproduction or alteration to a photographers work without their permission is considered copyright infringement. You can potentially be sued for this. Sorry to bring the bad news, but it’s something that you should be aware of before you break any laws accidentally!

Post # 10
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with some of the others you can get in a lot of trouble for doing that and not paying the photographer or having the copyrights.

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