Reduced Resolution JPEG files for Web, Email and TV

When we scan your photos, we typically scan at 2500 dpi or higher. The resulting files are great for printing and archiving but cumbersome for email, showing on the web, or using in a JPEG compatible DVD player for slideshows on your TV.  A 35mm slide scanned at 2500 dpi results in a 21MB uncompressed file.  Although the image will compress to around 5MB as a JPEG file to save space, it must be uncompressed to its 21MB size by the device in order to be displayed.  That means your Digital Picture Frame or DVD Player has to have the capacity to work with the full uncompressed image before it can show it to you.

Our reduced resolution disk will contain images set to a width no greater than 1280 and a height no greater than 1024.  This saves your computer or DVD player from having to do the heavy work required each time it displays your photo and reduces the amount of time it takes to load the image by the device.  It also makes the image files quite small by comparison so they are easy to email and upload to your favorite photo sharing site.

When making prints, however, you should use your full resolution images.

To see 1920x1080 HDTV, you need both an HDTV of that resolution and BlueRay DVD player device that supports that resolution.

Most modern computer monitors are set to a resolution of 1280x768.  Newer ones may have an HD Resolution or 1920x1080.
Standard TVs can only display 720x480 pixels. 
HDTVs can display up to 1920x1080 pixels.

Check your DVD player for compatiblity. Not all DVD players can play photos or support photo files on a DVD Disk.

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