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267 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2013 2:11 AM by Andrew Allsop RSS
Andrew Allsop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 26, 2013 10:03 PM

Printing has always been a mystery to me and I have never got good results, so I have decided to go to a professional printing firm. I do not have Photoshop and the company I want to use have this advice:

 

"You need to ensure your file is 8 bit. To do this in Photoshop you select Image then Mode then select 8 bit. Remove any extra image elements including paths and alpha channels and also please be aware that we can't accept greyscale or Photoshop files, we only accept flattened JPEGs or TIFFs.

 

In Photoshop saving with compression level is one of the options when you select File/Save As and select Jpeg.


For maximum colour accuracy please ensure your file has been converted to the right print & paper profile:

When uploading images for internet orders make sure it's in the right proportions and resolution. When placing Internet orders, borders can be created using the tool on the site but this can also be done manually prior to upload in photoshop and if you have chosen this method then select 'no borders' when ordering online."

 

My question, is it possible to achieve these criteria in Aperture and if so advice on how to do it please? If this is not possible, will Photoshop elements achieve the same result?

 

I do not know if this will affect the answer but I do use plugins in Aperture, mainly the nicsoftware suite.

 

Thanks for any help.

 


 



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  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    May 26, 2013 10:29 PM (in response to Andrew Allsop)

    Select the images you want to send to your Print Service in the Browser and export them using "File > Export Version".

    You can set the format of the exported image files in the "Export Preset" pop up menu in the "Export" panel. The predefined presets "Jpeg -original size" or "Tiff -original size 8 bit" should suffice to get a valid file format.

    You need to ensure your file is 8 bit.

    ...

    For maximum colour accuracy please ensure your file has been converted to the right print & paper profile:

    After selecting the preset set it to "Edit" and check the color profile and resolution:

    If you want different values, duplicate it by pressing the "+" button and edit the color profile setting and the dpi, or jpeg quality.

    Regards

    Léonie

     

    To customize a preset:

    Screen Shot 2013-05-27 at 07.27.46MESZ.PNG

    If you order prints directly from Apple, you can avoid the export.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    May 26, 2013 10:46 PM (in response to Andrew Allsop)

    You are welcome. I hope your prints will turn out great.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    May 27, 2013 1:58 AM (in response to Andrew Allsop)

    Have you seen this page, Andrew?

    http://store.apple.com/us/help/print_products

     

    Basically, you select your images in the Browser (If they are in separate projects, create an album for your order, to be able to order all at once in a single order) and then use the command

    File > Order Prints.

    This will bring up this window:

    Screen Shot 2013-05-27 at 10.46.00.png

    Or is there a problem with Apple Store  and your billing address?

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