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Submitted images should be RGB and JPG or flattened TIFFs. PSDs and PNGs may used if we are creating custom layouts that include your logo.
As more and more of our customers are creating their own designs, we would like to share some information that will help to ensure you are preparing your images the best way possible.
Color calibration is an important step if you are going to create complex layouts with graphics, text and images. When a flattened file is submitted to us that has these elements, we cannot color correct for the people because the graphics and text could change color along with the people. If you create your layouts in HS ROES Pro, you can create the layout, save it as a template and add the people independently. ROES Pro uploads the image and layout separately so we can color correct without damaging your critical RGB colors.
Overall Printer Cropping:
In order to print borderless images on photo printers, the machines are set with a certain tolerance level that takes into account any slight movement as paper travels through the processor. So, given that your image will be zoomed in about 3-5% from your original file we suggest that you leave more room around the edges of your design so that nothing is lost. The suggested amount is 1/8” minimum safe zone, 1/4” for recommended zone.
When designing sports trader cards, it is very important to test your new layout with us before ordering a large quantity. Trader cards are the same size as die cut wallets. They are basically created by ordering a front side, and a back side, and then those sides are adhered together and die cut. Wallets are 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size, however once those get die cut, you end up losing about 1/8” all the way around the print. Move any critical design elements about 1/4” inside the borders to account for this trimming. The die cut mask in our ROES ordering system is just a guide and should not be used for exact measurements.
Whether you are using our partner company Albums Unlimited, or another binding company to put your albums together, there is going to be some trimming of your prints when assembling the album into final presentation form. Each company should be able to provide you with the amount of print that will be lost when binding your album. They can give you guidelines to help you create final designs that will work best for printing and binding for each album size they offer. Make sure that you have this information before you get started with the design, as it may be difficult and expensive to try and make changes to your layouts later.
HS ROES Pro
ROES Pro is a simple drag and drop ordering system. From elegant photo books to the complex database management of school and sports photography, ROES can handle it all. It is a Java-based application that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Each time that a customer launches HS ROES Pro, your catalog is updated with the latest products and pricing. We will store your images at no charge for 30 days. Customers must have an account number with HS Photo for use with this software on a regular basis. If trying us out for the first time, you may place an order and type NEW CUSTOMER in the account information screen before uploading your order.
If you would like to try our services out first, without creating an account, you can download HS ROES Retail from the link below.
Both of these programs require Java to operate.
What is Java?
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
HS ROES Pro Guides
Please Click Here to download our HS ROES Pro Guides as a .zip file
- Kelby One Training – www.kelbyone.com
Great source for all types of training and educational products completely dedicated to the digital photography and graphics industry.
- Lynda.com – www.lynda.com
Provides access to a complete line of online training tutorials on everything from Mircosoft Office, Adobe PhotoShop, QuickBooks, iTunes, and so, so, so, so much more.
- 123di.com – www.123di.com
Home of the “The 123 of digital imaging Interactive e-book”, established by Vincent Bockaert, site contributor for dpreview.com and author of what is probably the most comprehensive digital imaging guide for beginners and experts alike.
- Digital Photography Review (dpreview) – www.dpreview.com
Digital Photography Review™ is an independent resource dedicated to the provision of news, reviews and information about Digital Photography and Digital Imaging. The site includes: digital camera database, timeline, forums, galleries, a glossary and learn section. Of course, the core of the site is the all-day news updates and regular in-depth digital camera product reviews.
- NAPP – www.kelbyone.com
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Kelby Training and NAPP have merged to become Kelby One.
- PPA – www.ppa.com
Today, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world’s largest nonprofit association for professional photographers, with more than 20,000 members in 54 countries. This association seeks to increase its members’ business savvy as well as broaden their creative scope, advancing careers by providing all the tools for success…as they have since 1880.
- GPPA – www.gppa.com
The Georgia Professional Photographers Association, Inc. is a trade organization which promotes integrity and the advancement of professional photography as a respected and honored profession. Our members are committed to artistic excellence as well as professional business practices. Continuing education is an integral part of the organization, to improve existing skills as well as nurture new ones by keeping abreast of technological advances and new photographic techniques.
- SEPPA – www.seppaonline.com
The Southeastern Professional Photographers Association is the largest regional affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America. SEPPA encompasses states from Delaware to Florida and Mississippi to Puerto Rico, boasting one of the largest photographic Trade Shows in the country.
- WPPI – www.wppionline.com
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
Hardware and Software Links
- Showcase Inc. – www.showcaseinc.com
In addition to a large photography and video retail store, The Showcase School offers noncredit continuing adult education classes in photography.
- B&H - www.bhphotovideo.com
40 years of serving the images industry with photographic, audio and video equipment
- KEH - www.keh.com
Largest dealer in used camera equipment
- PhotoLynx - www.photolynx.com
PhotoLynx has developed an integrated line of software products to aid School Photography businesses throughout the production process. Their products assist the Photographer, the Studio, the Professional Color Lab and the School.