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Welcomia.com FAQ:

1. How can I pay? 

Answer: We do accept payments via PayPal®. You can use Visa®, Mastercard®, Amex® or PayPal® balance. There is no other way to pay at this moment. We are sorry.

2. Photo/Image Sizes and Watermarks

Answer: Each photo size is provided under image preview (for example: 4300x3000px) DPI size: 72 (DPI Native from Camera or Photoshop). 99.5% of all photos has been takes by PRO full-frame digital cameras like Nikon® D700 or Nikon® D3. Other images has been made using Adobe Photoshop® Software. Watermark and *JPG compression artifacts are removed upon purchase. Actual colors are more vibrant. 

We do not provide different image sizes. You can download only full size only. (usually native size coming from camera).

3. Why all photos and images only 72dpi ? 72dpi vs 300dpi

If you are unfamiliar with digital photography, you might wonder about differences in image resolution. The resolution is measured in dots per inch, which is abbreviated into DPI. The “dot” in DPI is the same as a pixel in digital photography parlance. Many people confuse DPI with the pixel dimensions of an image; however, the difference between the two is important when it comes to printing images. The 72 DPI image is the standard format for web images, while 300 DPI is a common resolution for printing images. Three similar but different image measurements are important for printing images: • DPI – The number of dots or pixels per inch, also known as image resolution. • Pixel dimensions – the width and height of the image in pixels. • Document size – the width and height of the image in inches if printed out in full size. Many people mistakenly believe that a 72 DPI web image will not print out well because of the low resolution. However, depending on the size of the printed document that you desire, you may still be able to print a 72 DPI image at 300 DPI on your printer.
A feature known as resampling found on PhotoShop and many other types of photo editing software allows you to change the DPI, pixel dimensions and document size of an image. Therefore, if a 72 DPI image has quite large pixel dimensions, you can resample that image to reduce the document size. By changing the resolution of a web image from 72 DPI to 300 DPI in the resampling window of your image editing software, the document size is automatically reduced in proportion. So you should always pay attention to the pixel dimensions when considering whether an image can be printed at a desired resolution (DPI). A very large image can always be resampled to increase DPI while reducing document size. Resampling, though, only works when you need to reduce the document size. If the pixel dimensions and the document size are too small, then increasing the resolution (DPI) will only further decrease document size. Both Internet Explorer and Firefox allow you to check the pixel resolution of an image by placing the cursor over the image and then right clicking.
In Internet Explorer, you then select “Properties,” while in Firefox select “View Image Info.” Unfortunately neither browser gives information on DPI although they do display the image size in bytes. Most web images will be in 72 DPI, but sometimes you will find high-resolution images displayed at lower pixel dimensions. For example, if you notice a thumbnail size image loading very slowly, then it is probably a high resolution image that has been compressed into thumbnail dimensions on the web page. With some experience, you will be able to tell by the image size whether an image with large pixel dimensions is displayed at smaller dimensions on the web. For example, if a thumbnail image has a 2 MB file size, then it is a high resolution file compressed for web viewing.
In order to determine whether an image file is right for printing, follow these steps: • Determine the acceptable size ranges you desire for the printed image. • Check the DPI needed for printing. If you are having someone else print the images, ask what DPI they require. In most cases, it will be 300 DPI • If the image has less than the required DPI, try increasing to the desired DPI by resampling the image in your image editing application. See whether the reduced image still meets your document size requirements.

 

4. Vector Graphics Info

Our vector graphics has been saved as EPS - Adobe Encapsulated PostScript (Adobe Illustrator® 9), PDF Vector File or Corel Draw® 9 file (ZIPPED). Corel Draw® vectors may not work properly with Adobe Illustrator®. Please make sure you have an access to Corel® Software for any editing. EPS and PDF extensions usually works with vector software like: Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw®. In some cases part of EPS vector layers may not work with Corel® Software. All vector files works well with Adobe Illustrator both PC and MAC. You can also open each vector file using Photoshop® (no editing option) Using Photoshop® you can resize downloaded vector to any size with no loss of quality. For example vector graphics are most wanted files for large format printing like vinyl banners, billboards etc.

More About Vector Graphic

Vector Graphics - What They Are and How They Work Vector graphics (also known as object-oriented graphics) refers to the use of geometrical formulas to represent computer images. Vector images are created and displayed using geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons, and are often easier to create and more flexible than raster graphics (or bit maps, which are composed of a patterns of dots). The images created using vector graphics are often simpler and less detailed than those created with raster graphics, but their versatility means that they can be used effectively even by more primitive computer systems. Early video games such as the arcade classic /Asteroids/ used vector graphics to great effect, and the graphic technique is still used today to create convincing three dimensional graphics. The lines, shapes, and colors that make up vector graphics files are stored as mathematical formulas. These formulas are converted by a vector graphics program into the highest quality image possible for any given screen resolution. The program does this by determining the best possible location for all the pixels that make up a vector image. Vector formulas can produce images that can be scaled to any size without changing the size of the image file, meaning that the quality of the image is limited only by screen resolution. Even today, vector graphics have several advantages over raster graphics. The very fact that vector images can be resized and stretched make them far more flexible and versatile, and the file for a large vector image tends to require less memory than a file for a large bit map.

Vector graphics also look better on display devices of higher resolution, while bit maps always have the same quality despite the devices resolution. In other words, a high-definition display monitor will display a sharp vector image, while a low-resolution bit map will still appear /fuzzy/ and pixelated. Vector graphics are also routinely used for 3D modelling. Even the simplest vector graphics can use meshes of polygons to create geometric representations of landscapes with a convincing sense of scale and depth. These shapes can be smoothed out with more sophisticated graphics programs and smooth surface representation such as Bezier patches, NURBS, and Subdivision surfaces. Bit maps can also be used in combination of 3D vector graphics to add detail such as shading and texture to images. It should be noted, however, that most output devices such as display monitors, dot-matrix printers, and laser printers are raster devices. This means that all images must be converted into bit maps in order to be displayed regardless of how they were originally programmed.

The major difference between vector graphics and raster graphics in this regard is that vector graphics arent converted into bit maps until the last possible minute, after the image has been properly resized and set a the best possible resolution. This translates into vector images that can be printed out at any size and at any available resolution.

Sources:

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/vector_graphics.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_graphics

About PDF Vector Format: Vector graphics in PDF, as in PostScript, are constructed with paths. Paths are usually composed of lines and cubic Bézier curves, but can also be constructed from the outlines of text. Unlike PostScript, PDF does not allow a single path to mix text outlines with lines and curves. Paths can be stroked, filled, or used for clipping. Strokes and fills can use any color set in the graphics state, including patterns (by Wikipedia.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format )

5. How to Purchase and Download Files?

First of all you have to decide to use Prepaid Deposit or Buy Now option. With Prepaid Deposit you pay only $0.25 for each full size image/photo, $0.50 for each vector file, $3.50 for each audio file and only $12.00 for HD Footage clip (each). Minimum Prepaid Amount is: $20.00. If you wish to buy only few files or even one file you can use Buy Now option. Buy Now option cost little bit more: $3.00 per photo/image file for example.

USING YOUR PREPAID DEPOSIT: Select [Use Your Deposit] > Select License Option > Click [CHECKOUT] > Confirm - Click [PROCEED] > Now you are forwarded to your account page > click purchased file > now you are back into the file preview page > Click green [DOWNLOAD] button > Downloading... 

USING [BUY NOW] OPTION: Select license type > select [Buy Now] option > click[CHECKOUT] > You will see short order details > click [Pay Now] button > Forward to PayPal site > Pay for your file using  Visa®, Mastercard®, Amex® or PayPal® balance > return to your account page > you will see purchased file > click your file preview > now you are back into the file preview page > Click green [DOWNLOAD] button > Downloading... 

You can download purchased files any times you want. All purchased files are available in your account as small JPG, Audio or FLV Video previews.

6. Licensing

For license informations please click here > Welcomia Licenses

7. Questions or Comments?

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