The Proper Format for Photographs

Photographs must be presented to the defendant’s insurance company or preserved for court in the correct format.

  • If an image originally was recorded on film, then the attorney should have either the negative or 4 prints, so that the necessary people can receive prints during the pendency of the claim.
  • If an image originally was recorded digitally, then the attorney should have a copy of the original file that came from the camera. “Original” means not reduced in any way, not converted to a different format, not cropped, not altered in any way. The best format is .jpg provided that the file size is at least 2 mb.