Photos found on Governor Heineman's web site are typically of a low print quality so that they will load faster for online viewing. High quality images are available to download, for most of the photos found on the Governor's site. To download a high quality photo file, please follow these instructions.
Note: The Governor's office or the Office of the CIO do not offer printing services.
If you are doing the printing yourself, review the tips below for best results:
#1 Download the photo file to your PC. Before opening the photo file in your photo editing software make a copy of the photo file. You can then work with the copy and still have the original photo file if you need it later.
#2 Resolution - You should set the photo image resolution somewhere between 200 to 300 DPI/PPI for sharp, clear printing. If text is to be added, then a higher resolution is essential.
#3 Adjustments - Make any needed adjustments, such as brightness/contrast, hue/saturation, or sharpening the image. How you do this will depend on what photo editing software you are using. If you need assistance editing the photo look in the manual that came with your photo editing software or try online HELP.
#4 Saving - When you are done, save the photo file. JPEG images are compressed when saved so they will lose a little bit of quality each time they are saved (if saved with the same name).
#5 Printing - You will get better results if you use a photo quality printer that has been set to print in high quality mode. You will also get better results if you use photo paper. These papers have a finish that does not allow the ink to bleed, like on normal paper. Using photo paper will result in sharper, clearer pictures.