Throughout the last four years serving as editor of The 66 News, I’ve tried to make each issue read and look better than the last. To that end, I’ve determined that it’s necessary to implement some guidelines pertaining to photo submissions. By following these guidelines, the precious photos used in the newsletter will look as good as possible.
I certainly understand that many photos submitted for the newsletter are historic – and therefore not in a digital format (i.e. .jpg), but old and low-resolution photos don’t easily translate clearly to a printed format, like our newsletter. In order for them to appear clear and bright in a printed medium, I do have some requirements to set forth based on suggestions from our printer, Marlene:
For Existing photos processed from film:
Option 1 – Mail processed photos directly to Gina at:
Route 66 Association of Illinois
Attn: Newsletter Editor Gina Blitstein
Matteson, IL 60443
These photos will be returned to you if you request.
Option 2 – If you have access to a scanner, scan original photos as an image (.jpg – NOT .tiff or .pdf) at the highest possible resolution; email the photo file created by scanning to Gina at gina@writeytidy,com . Do not print the photos before emailing; simply send the file itself via email.
For Digital photos (from a digital camera):
Please send the highest resolution original, unprocessed digital image files.
Please include caption information for each photo submitted, including what the photo depicts, where/when it was taken, names of people in the photo and any other pertinent details. The photos will be attributed to the submitter unless otherwise specified. By submitting photos for use in the newsletter, you agree to also allow us to use them on our website, Facebook and for other promotional purposes.
As you are preparing your submissions for The 66 News, please bear these guidelines in mind.
Should you have any questions about the photos you’re sending for the newsletter, contact Editor Gina – I’ll be happy to help you to provide me with what I need to ensure the best quality images to our printer.