Such a vague question - I tried to keep it general, sorry!
I want to use a photo I have for an album cover on a site used to order custom CD cases.
I uploaded it, and it said it needs to be 300 dpi (I think) and in CMYK format. After some Googling, I found a website that converts my photo into that format (color scheme? type? not sure what this is exactly. Range?)
Anyway, when I converted it, the colors got much darker! Lost the effect I worked to achieve when editing my photo.
- How can I convert to this format while maintaining the same appearance?
- If I don't comply and ignore the warning, just how bad could it turn out in the print? Is it hard/impossible to say, or is it just "meh"?
- I don't know what to do about the DPI discrepancy. How do I find out what my photo is, and is there a "close-enough" range? If I really SHOULD get it to 300 or whatever it suggests, what will it look like if I don't?
Essentially, can I get away with ignoring it, and if not, how should I proceed? It's so important to me to use my graphic if I can!