When preparing and submitting electronic artwork on a disk or via e-mail, please observe the following guidelines so that we are able to process your files as efficiently as possible. Our layout department is set up on a Macintosh network, but we can also accept graphics files created on other platforms.
Photographic illustrations should have an original resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch at 100% of the size they will appear in the magazine. In other words, a photo that will appear as four-by-three inches should be, at a minimum, 1200 pixels wide by 900 pixels high. Please send an note identifying all people in photos to the best of your ability, and add a brief description of place, time and circumstance of the photo, i.e. “Tim Smith, Allison Jones and Cyrus Gonzales (l to r), MultiLingual Computing booth, Localization World, May 2006.”
An author photo should be a well-lit (natural light is often best) “head shot” or portrait including head and shoulders, with adequate space (at least the length of the face) above the head. Please pay attention to the background and make sure there is nothing “growing” out of the subject's ears or from the top of his or her head. Neutral, non-busy backgrounds are best, although scenics are all right as long as they are not too “busy” or distracting. These pictures should have a resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch and be at least 2 inches square. If the picture is only 72 pixels per inch (default resolution for many digital cameras and web cams), it needs to be at least 8 1/3 inches square. It will not work to increase the resolution on a small, low-resolution file.