Personal Use: The image(s) will be used only in a private home or office. They will not be displayed in a sales area or reproduced for any purpose.

Non-Profit: The image(s) will be published, displayed, or broadcast by a 501C3 organization. Any profit from the publication, display, or broadcast will go into the account of the non-profit organization and not to an individual or corporation.

Commercial: The image(s) will be published, displayed, or broadcast in a commercial environment for profit. This includes commercial websites representing a person or corporation who sell goods or services.

Commercial on Spec (speculation): The image(s) will be used for profit-making publication, display, or broadcast, but the final selection of photos to be published, displayed, or broadcast has not been made by the publisher or other creating entity. The request for permission will be made later.

Exhibit or Display: Displayed image(s) in a public environment, such as a restaurant, museum, or sales office.

Digital Scans:

  • All scans are produced using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL flatbed scanner.
  • JPEG formatted files less than 1MB or 1000k can be shipped via e-mail.
  • Larger JPEG files and all Tiff formatted files of 1MB or larger will be written onto an CD-ROM for delivery.
  • For security reasons we cannot copy files onto disks provided by the customer.

DPI Option DPI (Dots Per Inch) determines the file size and image quality (resolution) of the scan.
150 DPI are low resolution scans with a small file size. They are most often used when the image is displayed using a computer screen such as on a web page, Power Point presentation, school report, etc.
300 DPI are medium resolution scans typically used for print that does not require high resolution such as desktop publishing, newsprint, reports, etc. Because the file size of these images can be large and they are not generally used for computer display.
600 DPI are high resolution scans. These are used for better quality printing and publishing. The file size is very large.

File Type Option

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) files use a compression method that enables fast loading of the images.
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is created from the raw scan and is used for high quality output and publishing.