I’ve been waiting THREE months for a client to
provide product data and images for their new website. I’ve specified several
times that images need to be 800px wide or larger, and they need to have permission
from the supplier to use them. The client uploaded a folder of images to
Dropbox then shared it with me.
Me: Thanks but most of these are under the
requested 800px minimum. Could I ask where you are sourcing them from? The
suppliers should be able to supply good quality images if you ask them.
Client: I was lifting them off the internet…we will
email the supplier direct to see if we can be provided with jpegs.
Two days later, I receive another email saying new
images have been uploaded to Dropbox. I have a look and they are all the same
size as before.
Client: I’ve uploaded all the images to Dropbox.
All have been resized
using Office Picture Manager.
Me: If it makes things easier I can source
these images based on what you have provided. I would need to charge for this
time. I am sorry it is not possible to upsize images, particularly using an
Office product, and retain high picture quality.
Client: Ok, I will pay for this work. Should we
get an Apple Computer for it maybe?