Submitting Pictures for the Gallery etc.

All photographs on this site are Copyright the FCSA or the individual artists ©

Background

Members of the FCSA are encouraged to submit pictures for the gallery etc.

If you look at the Dauncey, Farmer, Scandrett and/or Whiteley pages (alphabetical order) you'll see what sort of pictures and extra text others have supplied. These pages will open in a new window

This page covers Acceptable Formats (digital or paper) and Editing. Please give details of each picture (Title, medium, dimensions, price etc.) and of the artist (including how to buy).

Acceptable Picture Formats
Paper Copies

If you are not into all this digital stuff, lend/give me a paper copy : either a normal photograph (not a slide) or the painting itself (any size), together with any text you would like included.

You can give them to me at any meeting, if I'm there. At demo's and some other meetings I try to have a camera with me and may be able to capture the image without having to take the original home (but it's worth checking, 01344 773962).


Digital Editing

I'm willing to edit images to try to improve their appearance, trim off unwanted clutter/backgrounds etc.

If you want me to edit them and decide to use JPG compression, please go for maximum quality and make sure that the overall image size (in pixels) is large enough for me still to have enough pixels after trimming (they may need to be 1000 x 1000 pixels or more).

If possible, make sure that titles, exposure details etc. are not stored within the JPG image (by doing your JPG compression from, perhaps, a bitmap version?) but if I do any editing that will probably remove such extraneous information.

Digital photos

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I will normally digitally trim and scale members' pictures, without removing any of the actual painting, to fit within an area 512 pixels wide by 434 pixels high, i.e. into one of these three shapes, white, blue or pink, (but see "Digital Editing", left).


My ideal gallery contributor is one who e-mails me 512 x 434 pixel (max, as above) JPG images of up to about 30 Kbyte that I can insert with no further processing. These may come from a scanner, digital camera or mobile phone. Beware: some cameras add several kBytes of information (dates, exposure details etc) which take space that would otherwise be available for a better quality or faster-downloading image (again, see "Digital Editing", left).

Pictures of demonstrations or other general interest subjects, outside the gallery, need not all be this big - 350 pixels is a convenient width and downloads in about half the time.

If you have any doubts about getting the best results from JPEG compression, attach the uncompressed images to an e-mail.

Alternatively, put them on a floppy, CD, DVD or Memory stick in any of the common formats (True Colour BMP is best, although each image might then fill a floppy, or maximum-quality JPG) and give them to me at any meeting.



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