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Digitized Photos Information

If you choose to submit digitized photos, they must be clear and provide proper contrast and white background. There are two major issues:

Graininess - Digitized photographs are always produced on digital printers. Some printers will produce a photograph in which the dots are seen. Visible dots distort the image by making it look grainy. Acceptable photos have a continuous tone image that looks very photo-like.

Dye Colors - Some digitized photos are not compatible with the adhesive that we use on our laminate. Testing has shown that these photos deteriorate after a short time. The dyes bleed or run, and the photo eventually disappears. Also, some digitized photos may fade due to exposure to sunlight.

At present, the following digitized photo types are usually acceptable:

  • Mitsubishe Electronics: LLHX media - The reverse side will include the notation "LLHX."

  • Sony Corporation: 5UPC 1040A media - The reverse side will include the notation "Sony 5UPC 1040A."

  • Sony Corporation: 5 UPC 2040A media - The reverse side will include the notation "Sony STAMP ID-photo."

  • ICI ImageData: Olmec Secure media - The reverse wide will include the notation "OLMEC SECURE."

  • Cannon HyperPhoto - The reverse will include all or some portion of "HYPERPHOTO BJ DIGITAL IMAGING PAPER." The word "CANNON" is also prominently printed.

  • FujiFilm Pictography - The reverse side will include the notation "FUJIFILM PICTRO PAPER."

  • Kodak Corporation: Kodak Image Magic - The reverse side will include one of two logos, or portions of both, depending upon how the photo paper is cut: One logo shows a hand holding a wand with the words "Kodak Image Magic paper." The second logo shows the five Olympic rings with the words "Kodak Official Sponsor of the Olympic Games."