Digital submission standards

Files standards accepted to work from and technical requirements From digital cameras

Adobe Dng raw files with images pre-adjusted for preferred white balance (images will be deleted on completion of job, retouch and scan respects photographers copyright)

Tiff files in low contrast, in prophoto rgb colour space as 16 bit
Psd or lzw tiff files with or without aim adjusted adjustment layers
From film scans

Files in 16 bit with the largest RGB colour space, minimum of adobe 1998
Files of low contrast

It is preferable for prints to have been scanned from glossy paper, of a4 size, and if possible of low contrast.


Retouch and scan prefers files as rgb files and can convert files to a specified output cmyk colour space on request

Fee depends on the amount of work to completed and should be negotiated and itemised in writing before the job begins, additional complicated add on’s eg changing clothing patterns to say black and white polka-dots as shown on the website, will be extra. Retouch and scan reserves the right to charge additional fees, where the brief and work changes during the production of the job.

Retouch and scan, can send files as large level 10 jpegs on request, where images are finalised, however it is not our preferred method of delivery, where maximum tonal range and colour space need to be maintained, tiff files on dvd will be sent by special delivery.