Share your Fireplace/Wood Stove Pics with others.
Fireplaces Plus is interested in obtaining photos to share with our web users. We're looking for photos of finished fireplaces, woodstoves and the like. We would love to see the before and after pictures and if we installed the product for you, hear a little testimony as well. Tell us how we did. On another note, If you are having a problem, and are looking for advice, take a photo, include a question, and upload. Its that simple.
Method of Sending
Feel free to send your digital images in a way that is most convenient for you. We generally recommend sending high resolution JPEGs. Contributors can use this submission page or send as an email attachment.
Send us a link to your Photo Hosting Page
Contributors are welcome to provide us access to other photo sharing and hosting collections. We will evaluate and transfer specified files to the Fireplaces Plus Website.
Resolution and Format
In order to ensure that your images are publication-quality, we strongly encourage you to set your digital camera to the highest resolution possible. If you are scanning images, use your scanning software to create a high-resolution scan (300 dpi with an output of approximately 4 x 6 inches or larger). Ideally, your images (scanned or taken with a digital camera) should have a pixel dimension of 1600 x 1200 or larger. In addition to resolution, consider the content and general quality of the images. Finally, when choosing a format for your newly created master digital images, we recommend TIFF, because it is a "lossless" format, superior in quality to a JPEG. If you have no clue as to any of the above, just send us what you have!
Image Enhancements and Adjustments
If you save images from your digital camera or scanner as JPEGs, please DO NOT SAVE ANY SUBSEQUENT CHANGES TO THE JPEG FORMAT!! Due the nature of the JPEG format, the file will compress, and the pixel quality will degrade more and more, each time you save a change (e.g. crop, adjust lighting and color). Also, do not adjust the resolution! Interpolating an image (increasing or decreasing the size) can also damage the quality of an image, regardless of the format. We prefer to optimize digital images on our end, if necessary. Please send us your ORIGINAL JPEG or TIFF images.
Secondly, please do not use a date function on your camera. Digitally removing dates can be a difficult, time-consuming, and imperfect process which often leaves "scars."
Please do not place a layer of text on a digital image.