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  • EPS file – what is it and which programs can open it?

    EPS file – what is it and which programs can open it?

    What’s an EPS File? If you have ever worked with vector graphics then you might be familiar with what an EPS file format might be, and how to use them. If you aren’t well-versed in the Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file format, then it is essentially a graphic format for vector images that Adobe... read more →

     
  • How can I get a higher resolution of an image?

    How can I get a higher resolution of an image?

      Will Resizing a Small Photo Get Me a Higher Resolution? If you aren’t familiar with editing photos, then you might think it’s easy to resize an image to a higher resolution, even though your image might be too small. But if have worked with resizing images to make them larger, then you know... read more →

     
  • What is a Lightbox?

    What is a Lightbox?

    You might wonder what the lightbox feature on most stock photography websites are, right? Well, this is a pretty easy to answer. A lightbox is a way of taking a closer, or second look at your images you saved during your image search It is also a way of saving images during your photo search so that... read more →

     
  • Can I Use an Image to Create an Illustration or Vector Out of It?

    Can I Use an Image to Create an Illustration or Vector Out of It?

    Technology today allows us to do far more with licensed digital images than just using them exactly as they are purchased. In fact, chances are that you will want to alter your purchases in one way or another, whether it be by cropping, color adjustments, image size or any of the other millions of ways... read more →

     
  • How can i remove the watermark from a photo?

    How can i remove the watermark from a photo?

    A watermark on any photo is an indication that the photo has not been purchased from the stock photo agency.  For copyright reasons a watermark, generally the logo of the stock agency, is placed on an image so the image can be viewed by potential purchasers but not download without authorization, this... read more →

     
  • Where can I compare image prices for stock photos?

    Where can I compare image prices for stock photos?

    With all of the stock photography agencies out there, it is understandable if you are overwhelmed with the options. Fortunately, others feel the same way you do, and some have even gone as far as to create tools to help you search and compare prices for them all. You will be surprised how the same exact... read more →

     
  • What resolution do i need to print a photo?

    This is a great question. The rule of thumb is to always get the highest resolution which is available. The higher the resolution, the more options you have when you are printing a photo. It’s also important to know what size you are planning to print the photo at: the larger photos require a higher... read more →

     
  • What is DPI?

    DPI or “dots per inch” is a way of measuring an image’s original intended size and its resolution, or quality. DPI is a measurement of dots per inch of printed or monitor-viewed image. The higher the dpi, the higher the resolution, and the better the image quality. Most Stock Photo... read more →

     
  • What are TIFF Images?

    What are TIFF Images?

    A Tiff (also called Tif), is an image type. The most common format is a Jpg which is a  compressed photo. Tiff are different from Jpgs, gifs, and  png’s because they are “uncompressed”. You may consider buying a TIFF Stock Photo or Stock Vector instead of a compressed Jpg. Some Stock agencies... read more →