Quick Guide Selecting Images

Organize Your Files

After you have completed your image log and added corresponding placeholders and captions to your manuscript, you’ll want to gather and organize the images you plan to submit to your project editor.*

Save a copy of each image file in a dedicated images folder. If submitting a photo or work of art, Cognella prefers .tiff or .tif files; however, .jpeg, .jpg, or .png files are also acceptable. If submitting images that contain line art such as diagrams, charts, or graphs, please submit .pdf, .eps, or .svg files whenever possible.

If you are pulling an image from a printed source (e.g., a book or journal), we ask you to send a scanned copy of the image to us saved in digital format. We also ask that you provide a digital copy of any photographs you have taken that are being used in your book.

If you created images yourself in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, please save each image in a separate file (e.g., if you created three graphs in Excel, please submit three separate Excel files, one for each image). Please note that we are unable to retain clipart selections in your figures in Word or PowerPoint due to copyright restrictions.

Please title each image file with its corresponding figure number, which should also match the figure number in your image log and the placeholder bracket in your manuscript. We also recommend adding a short figure title to each file name. Here are a few examples of this file naming convention in practice:

  • Fig 1.1_Freud.jpg
  • Fig 1.2_Development Diagram.eps
  • Fig 2.1_Skinner.jpg
  • Fig 3.1_Piaget.tiff
  • Fig 4.1_Rogers.tiff

All images must have a resolution of 300 dpi or greater to ensure clarity and legibility in print. If you have questions about resolution requirements or how to maintain the quality of an image, ask your project editor.

*Our team will download images found in Deposit Photos and Wikimedia Commons, so you need not send those to us.