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

Digital Media Preservation

Promptly download image files from your download link.

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

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

Online photo labs are convenient and easy! You can upload your digitals and receive your prints in a matter of days. Because labs are not equal and print quality varies greatly from lab to lab, no guarantees can be made about print quality from any labs.

If you are given the option, please print with no color corrections. Here are the following labs we recommend:

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.