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Community Beginner ,
Oct 07, 2022 Oct 07, 2022

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My music distributor requires all album artwork to be uploaded at 3000 x 3000 px, 300 dpi, RGB either tiff or jpg. Which I'm able to do, but everytine I upload the image, I get an error message that it doesn't meet the requirements? Am I missing something here? I'm a PS newbie. I tried everything, both jpg, tiff, with different RGB spaces, and different bit rates. Nothing works. Any ideas?

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Community Beginner , Oct 08, 2022 Oct 08, 2022

Yes 8 bit. Problem solved by flattening image....duh! My bad. So sorry to bother ya'll but I really appreciate the support. 

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Oct 07, 2022 Oct 07, 2022

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The attached image is 2048 x 2048 pixels. It's also a PNG file, not a tiff. 

Can you confirm that the original really is 3000 x 3000? In Photoshop, go to Image > Image size.

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Yes, while in PS > Image > Image Size > it confirms W: 3000 H: 3000 pixels, Resolution 300 pixesl/inch and PS saved it as .tif.

 

Not sure why you see as a PNG? Unless Safari converts to PNG while uploading? 

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Is there any specific error, or just a generic message? I see your image is 2048 px square, rather than 3000. I would think that that's close enough.

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Invalid Artwork is the message I'm getting. Weird. 

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Can you tell us more about the tiffs you are trying to upload to your client?

8-bit or 16-bit? They most likely want 8-bit, so 16-bit may cause problems.

Are you saving with compression? If so, try uncompressed. (set compression to None in the Tiff options dialog.

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Yes 8 bit. Problem solved by flattening image....duh! My bad. So sorry to bother ya'll but I really appreciate the support. 

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I am downloading it to Firefox (MacOS) and File Info confirms it as a 3000px x 3000px tiff file. RGB 8 bit.

Screen Shot 2022-10-07 at 9.22.54 AM.png

Photoshop reads it correctly with the 300 ppi print metadata.

Screen Shot 2022-10-07 at 9.25.23 AM.png

 

What I do notice is that the tiff file is a layered file and I suspect you need to flatten the file before uploading because the client doesn't need it if jpeg is also a requirement. Layered files are for your editing. Provide a flattened copy and try uploading it.

 

The unknown is why it is uploading incorrectly. Try a different browser such as FireFox or Chrome, or work with your publisher on another way to get the file to them.

 

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Oct 08, 2022 Oct 08, 2022

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Bingo...I had to flatten image, and also selected "Don't Color Manage". And now it worked. Thanks! 

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I'm glad you got enough to go on and solve it from there. Strange enough I answered a similar questions years ago, but "Don't Color Manage" seems a bit strange because I would think the printer would need the File color space.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/what-s-the-best-way-of-setting-up-a-t...

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Bingo...I had to flatten image, and also selected "Don't Color Manage". And now it worked. Thanks! 


By @MikeySmiles

Don't Color Manage isn't a solution. Flatting yes. Assign the correct profile (was it sRGB) to that document. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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"Do not Color Manage" is risky, that’s definitely not recommended.

Perhaps read this piece?

 

I hope this helps
neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer:: co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

 

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