Storing and printing your digital images

Vancouver BC newborn maternity baby photographer Eden Bao Storing and Printing digital images



Here are some information on storing and printing digital images:


Digital Media Preservation

Promptly download image files from your download link or USB flash drive. USB flash drive is not suitable for long term storage as it is vulnerable to damage, content can be lost easily and technology can one day be obsolete.

Create “master” copies of images and save them on an external hard drive as well as your internal hard drive.

Creating an archival-quality print is considered to be the best way to preserve a digital image. Invest in printing important images on true photographic paper.


Printing Recommendations

For the best results, please print with a professional lab with no color corrections.

Because print quality varies greatly from lab to lab, no guarantees can be made about print quality from a non-professional lab.


Cropping Guide/Aspect Ratio

When you take your images to print, choosing a print size will affect the cropping of your image.


Because cameras produce images with an aspect ratio (ratio of photograph width to height) of 3:2. That means the images will fit the following print sizes perfectly:

      4 x 6

      6 x 9

      8 x 12

     10 x 15

     12 x 18

     16 x 24

     20 x 30

As soon as you print any other sizes, cropping is unavoidable. Make sure your print lab allows you to preview your image and crop as you desire before you print.

Here is a cropping guide for your reference.

Print Size Comparison
You may also choose to print through Eden Bao Photography to ensure the best composition, crop and quality of your prints. For products, visit Please contact me any time at and I will be happy to help you!



Eden Bao Photography

3804 163rd Street Southeast

Bothell, WA 98012

Telephone: 425-320-9935

Eden Bao Photography

Eden Bao is a premier maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer and family photographer. Our studio is based out of Bothell and we serve Seattle and the surrounding areas, including Mill Creek, Everett, Mukilteo, Woodinville, Snohomish County, King County, Skagit County, Pierce County, Bellevue, Kirkland, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton, Shoreline and the Pacific North West.

A proud member of Master Photographers International and Professional Photographers of America, Eden Bao takes pride in capturing your memories with care, creativity and professionalism.