Quality Control Basics

At DigitalScrapbook.com we don't want you to be paranoid about quality control, but we do want to help everyone understand the basic practices that lead to high quality graphics. For designers, making sure your graphics don't have quality problems will help increase your downloads, and insure that people are able to use your creations as you intend.

Some basic guidelines:

  1. All graphics are expected to be 300 dpi.
  2. Papers should be 12x12 inches at 300 dpi.
  3. All uploads should be a single item. No .PNG files with multiple elements on one sheet, or zipped files with multiple items (those should be left for kit uploads).
  4. All .PNG files should be trimmed and have no stray pixels. See this tutorial for trimming instructions. You can download the action here.

For more detailed help understanding and fixing most common file quality issues, please see:

Our members will be able to report quality problems they find with your graphics, and you will receive an email when this happens. If you're a Commons designer, don't worry too much if you can't fix a particular issue: for you, these issue reports are as much about learning what to do next time as they are about fixing problems with a particular graphic.