Images
1.  What is a "web ready" 72 dpi image?
 A "web ready" image has been compressed and optimized for fast loading on the Internet.  It is also used for presentations, power points, etc.
 2.What is the difference between the web ready image and 8.4" x 6.2" 72 dpi image.
 The 8.4" x 6.2" 72 dpi image is the same as the web ready image except it has not been compressed.  You can get a better print from this but not as good as a 300 dpi image
 3. How does dpi affect file size?
 An image with a dpi of 72 (72 x 72 dots per inch) has 5184 dots per square inch. An image with a dpi of 300 (300 x 300 per square inch) has 90,000 dots per square inch or about 17 times more. In Photoshop I created a 4x6 inch working area (72 dpi) and filled it with a color.  This image had a file size of .36M (364K). Using the same work space it was changed to 300 dpi. The file size ballooned to 6.18M (618,000K) or approximately 17 times larger.
 4. When should I use an image with 72dpi or 300 dpi?
 An image with a 72 dpi is commonly used on the Internet, Power Point presentations and e-mail.  Most cameras take pictures at 72 dpi and most projectors also use 72 dpi. An image with a 300 dpi is used for high quality prints.
 5. What is meant by a Royalty Free image?
 In simple terms a Royalty Free image can used for multiple projects, multiple printings, multiple times on the web, etc.  The only thing that can't be done is to resell the electronic file or allow another business to use the image.  A more in dept explanation can be found under "Terms and Conditions". 
 6. Are there ever variations of the image sizes that are listed on the Photo Size chart.
  Yes, occasionally I will need to make an image a bit larger than is listed on the Photo Size Chart.  The reason is when I took the picture I cropped it to close and couldn't get all the detail I wanted in the Photo-shopped image. These images will be listed as "atypical" and the size will be noted.
7. Can images be purchased that are custom size, resolution or cropped?
  Yes, but there is an additional charge.  If the image is in the same ratio of longest to short sides there is a 20% charge.  If the requested change is out of the ratio of long to short sides there is a 30% charge.

 

 

 Purchasing and payment
 1. What if there are plants I need images of and they are not on the site?
  Plant Stock Photos has examples of over 7,400 different plants and only a portion are represented on the site. Check the current inventory of images by going to the "Image Inventory List" or e-mail your wish list and we will quickly respond to which images are available .
2. What is a "Wish List"
  Many times people have large lists of images they need.  Just send the list and we will cross reference our inventory with your list.  Saving you the time.
 3. How are images delivered?
 Plant Stock Photos uses a file transfer called "You Send It". This allows us to send almost any number and size of images at one time. We have sent 190 images at a file size of about 5.7 gigs with no problem.
 4. How will I know the images are shipped?
 After Plant Stock Photos electronically sends the images, "You Send It" will e-mail a notification to the buyer that the images are waiting to be down loaded from the "You Send It" site
 5. How do I pay for the images?
 After you receive the confirmation and an invoice, payment can be made by check (in US dollars please) or through PayPal.  A link to Plant Stock Photos Pay Pal account will be e-mailed along with the invoice. 
  
  Miscellaneous
 1. I see the web site "Plants To Grow" listed in this site.  What kind of site is this.
 Plants To Grow is an informational site that came on line in December of 2000. It has over 12,000 pictures of plants and horticultural subjects.  During 2010 it had over 320,000 visitors and over 2.2 million hits.  Plants To Grow had over 920 unique visitors per day.
 2. Have images been purchased by companies outside of the USA?
 Yes, images have been purchased by customers in Canada, England, France, Scotland, Sweden and Germany. Plus requests have come from Italy, Australia and Mexico.