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A quick "how to send pictures that can be used on this website".

 

What to do.

Pictures will need to be scanned in (or posted to me). Should you have access to a scanner here is what I need you to do:

1) JPEG format, which is the standard for internet use, you will have seen these as "*.jpg"

2) 100 dpi (dots per inch) resolution NO BIGGER than 150 dpi (even this is roughly 4 times the file size of 100dpi)!

3) Final file size on any one picture should be no more than 60kb preferably less, but it all depends on what sort of program you are using. Do not over-compress as your pictures will show too many accumulated losses. For reasons best known to computer nerds, some graphics programs give compression as the amount removed eg. "compress by 40%" meaning you have 60% remaining and then others by the amount that the original has been reduced to eg. "compressed to 40%" meaning 40% remaining.
All VERY confusing, as can be the way they word it: best for you to have a play and see what your scanner software does. If you are ending up with only 40% remaining of your scan then you would expect to see very noticeable corruption of your image.

4) I will do the thumbnail version that shows in the webpage, so don't worry about that part.

5) Send me one picture as a test and I will let you know if it is okay. (I have been caught too many times by people sending gargantuan pictures that take 20 minutes each to download.)

What not to do.

A)Send me 20 or so pictures without first sending me the test example as in point 5) above.

B)Send them to me in complicated means. I have now seen most of the proprietory embedded means to send a picture, eg., zipped within MS Outlook generated files (I can do nothing with this sort of thing as I am a Netscape user and that program cannot unscramble the Outlook file) and for some reason best known to MS, Outlook refuses to run on my computer. There have been pictures embedded in all sorts of word processor documents and I have had to sequentially "wash" these through up to 3 graphics programs before I could save the picture in the jpg form that I need to use on my website.

 

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