AGHS Yearbook

Info about purchasing a yearbook, senior portraits, and senior ads

Senior Portraits
This year's deadline is Friday, October 4, 2019.

General Information:
Any photographer may take a senior photo; there is no requirement that a specific photographer be used. However, the photo MUST satisfy three criteria: 1. The photo must be correctly formatted. 2. The photo must adhere to the school's acceptable use policy. 3. The photo must be submitted by the listed deadline. A senior who does not submit a photo by the deadline will have his/her school ID photo used in the yearbook.

Free Portraits:
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 submit a photo:
The senior photo to be used in the yearbook should be submitted to the school receptionist Saegan Anderson in the administration building on, or before, the first Friday in October.

Photo Formatting Requirements
Photos can be submitted either as a digital image or a print. 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 (flatten the layers)
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.

Acceptable Use Policy
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.

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 photo before submission.
•Photos cropped to the wrong ratio. They need to be at a ratio of 1.5 wide by 2.0 high. We often receive photos from students and professional photographers that are cropped 1.333 inches x 2 inches. Check your application’s preferences. If a photo is taken directly from a camera and resized without re-cropping, the ratio will be incorrect.
•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.
•Saving a photo as a TIFF file without flattening the layers
•Photos saved onto a DVD as a “movie”
instead of as an image file.
•Photos that violate the school’s acceptable use policy

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The correct settings for a digital file should look like this:

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Cropping in Photoshop:
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