On August 2nd I will be showing my work for the first time in over 4 years!  I am a bit timid and excited all at the same time.  However, I am more prepared this time than I ever was the last time!  I had a horrible experience at the gallery where I showed my work in San Francisco, I will not mention any names, well not at this time anyway 🙂

The future show pieces!

The future show pieces!

So in preparing for the upcoming show comes the joy of saving my files for print.  There are several ways to save a photo and each one has its own reason.  Saving as a 16 bit TIFF for future editing, saving really small as JPEG for the web, and last but not least, saving for print.  There are a couple of things to consider when saving your images for print:

  • The size of the image and how far you can stress it before it is too much.  Typically I will not take a 12 Megapixel image beyond 24″ x 36″, however that does not mean you can’t either.  Just remember that the larger you make the print the more risk you run of artifacting.  
  • The appropriate Crop ratio for the print size.
  • The Test print with the company you are using, you may have to adjust the brightness.
  • High Pass sharpening.

In this video tutorial I will cover all of the above areas and even show you how to create an Action to increase your workflow productivity to ensure you do not miss a beat when saving your images for print!


Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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