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megapixel question

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Message posted at 06/21/2012, 16:26:25 PM by Elmo101
I hav started to upload some illustrations I've done but they were regected for not being atleast 3 mega-pixels. I tried to find info on pixel print sizes and tried to do larger pictures but this seems to not change anything. How do I make illustrations that meet the pixel requirements? I am sorry but I am new to some of this...

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Message posted at 06/21/2012, 16:42:40 PM by Afagundes
Hi Elmo101, I dont do illustrations and I dont know which software are you using, but, multiplying the width by the height in pixels have to be more than 3 million, for example, an image 2000 pixels wide x 1500 pixels high would have exactly 3 megapixels,

You are probably increasing the print size of the image, but decreasing its resolution (like increasing from A4 150 pixels/inch to A3 but 72 pixels/inch) so it end up with the same amount of pixels or something like that.

Make sure you look for the size of the image in pixels not the print size and you wont miss it.

I hope this explanation works for you.
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Message posted at 06/21/2012, 19:22:57 PM by Fotoeye75
I've never uploaded anything that small before that I can think of .. would limiting yourself to a 3MP max download also limit the max potential credits earned? I've never paid attention how that works but I can imagine a max file size of 3MP is going to have a negative effect on sales in one way or another. Just a little food for thought.
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Message posted at 06/22/2012, 07:59:13 AM by Therealdarla
What kind of illustrations, with what program?

If you are trying to save a jpg of a vector in Illustrator, you will actually have to scale everything up to larger than the artboard, and save at maximum resolution. I usually draw an invisible box around the image, as well, to give it a little blank border.

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