1114.4 (A) Digital Photographs and Mandatory Title List
In all cases, applicants must submit a digital copy of each photograph that is included in the group, and each photo must be submitted in a JPEG, GIF, or TIFF format. The U.S.
Copyright Office will not accept photos submitted in other digital formats, such as PDF, or physical copies, such as prints or contact sheets.
In addition, applicants must submit a sequentially numbered list containing the title and file name for each photo, and in the case of published photographs, the month and year of publication for each photo. The list may be submitted in Excel (.xls, .xlsx), Portable Document Format (PDF), or any other format that has been approved by the Visual Arts Division. The Office has developed a template that may be used to create this list, which is discussed in more detail in Section 1114.6 (A).
See 37 C.F.R. § 202.4 (H) (9), (I) (9).