What is an Image Proof?

Image proofs are low-resolution copies of the photographs captured during a shoot. Clients review image proofs before selecting the photos that will be retouched and delivered for download. Image proofs are displayed in a grid format which makes it easy to compare nuances such as expression and pose.

How Does the Proofing Process Work?

Then:

Before the rise of digital technology, the proofing process was more time consuming and tedious. Back in the days of film photography, the process involved low-resolution prints made on paper called a contact sheet. In some cases, proofing was done by looking closely at film strips under a magnifying glass. Luckily, we have come a long way since then!

Now:

Today, the proofing process is much more streamlined. Rather than having to keep track of a paper contact sheet, clients can review image proofs anywhere they have access to the internet. Selecting images for retouching is easy—just click on the heart button! Have questions about a specific image? No problem! Leaving a comment is easy!

 

What’s Next?

 

After image proofs have been selected, the high-quality original photos are retouched and made available for download.

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