Digital imaging standards

Images flowing into a publishing environment or a picture library should be processed to agreed standards, colour corrected, colour managed, populated with metadata, and quality controlled.

The move to RGB workflows and in-house repro means that quality is critical. Good submission criteria for suppliers are essential.

Here you will find:

  • checklists for digital standards and submission guidelines
  • articles about why standards are important
  • best practice guidelines (BAPLA, Pic4Press,UPDIG)
  • scripts to help you automate the checking of digital files


Electric Lane works with Pic4Press and UPDIG on behalf of BAPLA. 

Our consultancy and training service helps companies set appropriate submission guidelines, assess and correct incoming images, set up automated image checks, and implement productive workflows.