16MB Uploads for Club Members

dotPhoto has just increased the single image upload from 12 MB to 16 MB for Club Members.

How big is that? The highest resolution for most printers is 300 dots per inch, so, if every single pixel were different, you could print a perfect 300 by 300 pixel-per-inch photo at 11 inches by 16 inches. This would be about 15.8 million pixels.

However, all pixels are NOT different: there are whole regions of sky and skin that have the same attributes, so most JPG files shrink significantly. In addition, large format printing devices (24″ to 60″) usually print at 72 to 100 dpi, so your 16MB upload can print the largest posters offered by dotPhoto.

One rule of thumb is that a each MegaPixel (MP) translates into roughly a half a MegaByte (MB), so a 32 megapixel camera will create roughly a 16 MB JPG file.

The Time to Upload Problem

Of course, very large images take longer to upload, so you might want to consider if you’re ever going to print more than a 4″ x 6″ print. Here are optimal image sizes in pixels for guidance in choosing image or print sizes:

Print in Inches Pixels
 Wallet Less than 480 x 640
4 x 6 (Minimum) 480 x 640
4 x 6 (Best) 768 x 1024
5 x 7 864 x 1152
8 x 10 1200 x 1600
11 x 14 1600 x 2000
16 x 20 1600 x 2000
20 x 30 1600 x 2000
24  x 36 1600 x 2400
30 x 40 2000 x 3000

New Download for Club Members

We’ve made it easier than ever for dotPhoto Club Members to download all the photos in an album.

Here’s a visual and a complete step-by-step procedure in our Help system:

Download

Downloading images from an album

http://support.dotphoto.com/solution/articles/91392

Expedited Album Downloading is another special Club Feature.

To become a dotPhoto Club Member, click here. Get downloading, free merchandise shipping, phone support and more.

dotPhoto Card Sale – as low as 25 cents plus free shipping for Club Members

As low as 25 cents each Cards-Home2Gorgeous Holiday Cards at Prices You Won’t Find Anywhere

Our exclusive 2014 designs start at just 25¢ a card.

Each and every gorgeous 4×8 holiday card includes a mailing envelope and costs as little as 25¢; 5×7 folding cards with envelopes are as low as 99¢. Forget Black Friday discounts — compare dotPhoto to Shutterfly, Snapfish, and others, and you’ll find our price and quality can’t be beat — any day of the year.

Pick yours out today — dotphoto.com/StoreCards.asp

CLUB MEMBERS: your shipping is free on all card orders!

dotPhoto Partners with Buffet Restaurants for Seasonal Sweepstakes

Exciting things are happening at dotPhoto! We’re proud to announce our latest partnership with Ovation Brands, the parent company of national steak-buffet restaurants Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, Old Country Buffet®, Country Buffet® and Fire Mountain®.

Our partnership, an online photo contest called Your Favorite Buffets Seasonal Family Sweepstakes, runs now through January 15. Guests are encouraged to upload their family photos this holiday season to dotPhoto’s dedicated Buffets platform for a chance to win free food for a full year and a dotPhoto photo book.

The dates of the promotions are:

  • Thanksgiving: November 7 – December 2
  • December Holidays: December 3 – December 27
  • New Year’s: December 28 – January 15

Visit your local buffet today to see our in-store promotion and join the fun.

Get a coupon for your favorite Buffet here.

Find a restaurant in your area. Click here.

Best Photo Calendars in the World

dotPhoto now provides a world-class Photo Calendar Solution that

  • has hundreds of options
  • enables total customization
  • enables you to save a calendar project for up to six months
  • can be started in any month of the year
  • includes free shipping for dotPhoto Club Members

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a photo calendar: How to make a calendar

Make a calendar now

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