AGHS Yearbook

Info about purchasing a yearbook, senior portraits, senior baby photos

Senior Portraits
Seniors are required to submit a photo to the yearbook staff by the first week in October, if they desire to have a picture in the senior section of the book. It is important that a student has a photo taken early and that it is submitted to the yearbook staff by the first Friday in October, which next year is October 4, 2019. Pictures should be submitted to the school receptionist Saegan Anderson in the administration building.

Arroyo Grande High School offers free senior portraits to all students at the beginning of each school year. Appointments are scheduled with the photography teacher, Mr. Clarke. Check the daily bulletin for the schedule of free senior photos in the AGHS Photography Studio.

How To Format Senior Photos
please follow these instructions:
Picture Format (DIGITAL)
Picture Format (PRINT)
Submit a photo on a CD (or USB drive)
Crop size: 1.5 x 2.0 inches
Vertical images only with 90° corners
Resolution: 400 Pixels/Inch
Color Space Setting: sRGB
8 bits/channel
Save in TIFF format
Save as: Last Name,(space)First Name
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No digital printed photos will be accepted because when they are scanned they create images with poor resolution.
Submit a wallet-size or larger print. (Note: it will be cropped to 1.5 x 2.0 inches)
Vertical images only
90 degree corners
Print the name of the senior on the back of the photo.

Frequent Errors Of Submitted Photos
•Photos saved at the wrong resolution. They need to be saved at 400dpi. Each year we receive photos at 72dpi that look fine on a computer screen but will not print well. Please check your photos before submission.
•Photos cropped to the wrong ratio. They need to be at a ratio of 1.5 wide by 2.0 high. Already this year we have received photos from professional photographers that were cropped 1.333 inches x 2 inches. Check your application’s preferences.
•Photos saved at the wrong bit rate. Photos need to be 8 bits/channel, and we receive several—mostly from professional photographers—that are saved at 16bits/channel. (Always check the default settings in Lightroom.) It’s easy to check your photos in Photoshop. With the image open in Photoshop, go to the the menu item “IMAGE” and then “MODE” and you will see at the bottom of the pulldown the options for bits: 8 bits/channel, 16 bits/ channel, and 32 bits/channel. Choose “8 bits/channel” and then re-save.
•Photos submitted with an incorrectly spelled name or that use a nickname or different last name from the name listed on school records. We use the name printed on official school records.
•Photos that violate the school’s acceptable use policy (see below).
•Photos saved onto a DVD as a “movie” instead of as an image file.

What types of photos are not acceptable for senior portraits?
Photos for school publication must adhere to the Education Code. The items not acceptable for publication are: images of cigarettes, marijuana and related paraphernalia, illegal substances other than marijuana, alcohol signage/logos promoting alcohol, gang attire or related paraphernalia, knives, guns (both real and “toy”), swords, bombs and other types of explosive devices. Also not allowed are inappropriate pictures (cleavage or grabbing certain parts of the anatomy) or pictures that Administration deem offensive.
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The correct settings for a digital file should look like this:

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