DONE. This offer is now over. I wrote that it was going to be an experiment, and for me it didn’t do much. I had two high-resolution downloads. Maybe three. Considering that is pretty close to “giving it away” and that during that time I licensed two other images at a “real” price, I decided to say to heck with the idea (though I used another word). But it was interesting. I had several questions about what each thing I wrote meant, such as what is Adobe 98; why didn’t I sharpen the images; what was the best way to print them; etc. What I thought would be a straight-forward no work idea was actually bringing up the questions about printing as if it could be simply explained. I’m currently outlining an entire chapter about inkjet printing and it just isn’t the same as assembling a bookcase, though I wish it were.
Well. It was an idea anyway.
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For a limited time (how limited I don’t know) you can download the original high resolution files used for the store prints for $20 (for more than one photo). My marketing manager (newly hired) has suggested this experiment.
You can then download any high resolution file in the store. After that you might upload it to your favorite online lab to print; bring it your local drugstore for printing or print it yourself.
SIZES: The files are produced without extrapolation at 300 dpi. File sizes vary depending on whether they are scanned negatives which are generally huge, or from various digital cameras. At the least you can make high resolution 8 x 12 prints, and for some prints you can go much larger. I don’t have a way right now to post the exact size for each file. They will be “unsharpened” Adobe RGB 98 JPGS saved at 90%.
These are strictly for personal use. They are not for resale. If you are an international customer, you can imagine how much this will save in terms of shipping charges. If you are not an international customer, think of what you could do to redecorate the place.
As I say, this is a marketing experiment and will end without notice (or will it?) As you can see, the files are available both here in the blog, and in the photography store.
All you need to do is visit the photography store, pick an image, and do the download. Most of the image files are ready for download, but if not, you’ll be notified via email when the file is ready to download.