Calendar images need to be hi-res.  What does that mean?

Your art needs to be a 300 ppi (pixels per inch) high-resolution .jpg or .tif file. Do not submit a .png image, this format is strictly for website viewing only.

To be included in the calendar, your image must be at least 6ʺ x 8ʺ (1800 pixels x 2400 pixels) at 300 ppi. Otherwise, it may come out blurry and pixelated.

Is my image a 300 ppi jpg?

Open your file in Windows Photo Viewer to view your image. Once your image is open, click on “file” in the top menu then go down to “properties”. Click on the “Details” tab and scroll down to the “Image” section.

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This image is not bigger than 1800 pixels x 2400 pixels at 300 ppi (pixels per inch). Therefore, it is not a high enough resolution image for the calendar.

Some images show up as having a lower resolution, like 72 or 75 ppi. For example, your image may have the following properties (note: Windows computers may use dpi interchangeably with ppi):

  • Dimensions 640 x 480
  • Width 640 pixels
  • Height 480 pixels
  • Horizontal resolution 72 dpi
  • Vertical resolution 72 dpi

To see if your image is large enough to convert to 300 ppi, go to the Image Size Calculator

Image Calculator

Step 1

Plug in the numbers (75 ppi is typical screen resolution):

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Step 2

Now change the resolution of the output device to 300 ppi 

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No, your image is not bigger than 6ʺ x 8ʺ (1800 pixels x 2400 pixels) at 300 dpi, it is only 2.13” x 1.6”.