How to Print Great-Looking Photos

anafaceDigital photos are so easy and inexpensive to take I believe every dentist should include them as part of a complete examination. Photos can be used to improve charting, help with diagnosis and possibly most important are a superb medical legal record in case treatment or treatment results are questioned. These clinical photos never need to be printed but should remain as part of the patient’s digital record.

Photos are also invaluable for cosmetic cases. Photos can be used to diagnose problems; image possible outcomes and treatment plan the case. Before and after photos are a great way to demonstrate the power of cosmetic dentistry and to help people make the decision to improve their smile.

You will want to print cosmetic imaging photos, treatment plan photos and before and after photos for marketing. The following article has a number of tips, tricks and techniques to help you print great looking pictures in the office.

You can take whole courses in photo editing if you want to learn all the tricks, but there are a few simpler steps to start with that will make the biggest difference.The first is setting the proper color profile. The file should be in RGB (red, green, and blue), which are the colors displayed on screen and the color profile most printers are designed to process (though printers can print in CMYK: cyan, yellow, magenta, and black).

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