Communication Services & Information Technology
University of California
Communication Services & Information Technology

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How do I submit photographs for an ANR publication?


We prefer digital files but will scan slides if necessary. Submit each digital photo in a separate file (not in a Word or Powerpoint file). When naming the files, include the figure number and a key word describing the photo in the name.

RAW format is best, TIFF and EPS are acceptable. JPEG files over 3 mb are acceptable for print; files under 3 mb are good enough only for online publications. JPEG files under 1 mb are usually not acceptable even for online publications.

Make sure each photo has a callout in the text of your publication, as in “(fig.1).” Also make sure that you have obtained permission to publish photos that require permission.

Along with the photos, submit a Word document that contains the captions for all photos. Each photo must have a caption; the caption should contain the figure number, the name of the photographer or source credit, and the digital filename. A thumbnail of the photo is very helpful.

You can send digital photo files to us on a CD or DVD, or, if you have only a few files, compress them into one file and put them on the CS FileVault for Ann Senuta ( (see the FileVault page at

Please note that we will not begin work on your publication until all photos and required permissions have been received.

For further information, see the following FAQs:

How to take digital photos:

How to obtain photos:

Whether a photo needs permission: 

How to obtain permission if needed:


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Communication Services and Information Technology
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April 12, 2010

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