A question about a contest guidelines

the photos have to be black and white, of course…
it says they have to be grayscale, 8-bit…
but it also says they can be .jpg…

now once a photo is in .jpg format, does it matter if before (when it was a PSD) it was in grayscale or not? I convert photos to b&w by going to hue/saturation and switching saturation to 0… it’s easier to edit that way (b/c like this afterwards I can fool around with levels, sharpening, etc…) so I have to convert to grayscale when I’m done editing before converting to .jpg? is it relevant/detectable whether or not image was grayscale or RGB BEFORE you optimized it to .jpg??

[FONT=“Georgia”]I think you’re worrying too much.

I think once the final image is B+W, however that was achieved, you’ll be good to go.

You should be e-mailing bandwmag.com your queries though.

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thank you for your response…

now images have to be 7 in wide, 300 ppi… how do I leave 300 ppi resolution when converting to jpg? b/c image optimizer autom. changes resolution to 72 ppi…

thank you…

[FONT=“Georgia”]You’re in Photoshop, right?

Just go to File > Save As… and choose JPG from the list. That will save a JPG at the same size and resolution as the PSD you’re working on.

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