World Printmakers Submission Procedures
Simple Technical Questions
We need to receive your images in .jpg format. There are several ways to achieve this. The neatest one is to photograph your prints with a digital camera, open the images in Photoshop (or your favorite photo treatment program), adjust them, crop them, size them to 600 pixels on the longest side, convert them to .jpg, save them with old-fashioned MS-DOS 8-letter names (plus the .jpg suffix) and send them as e-mail attachments. Please assure that no capital letters are used in this process. We have encountered many annoying problems due to image files named with capital letters. (The problem is that UNIX/LINUX servers will not distinguish capital letters, even though Dream Weaver, Front Page and Windows will.) Please send the larger images two or three at a time, so as not to choke our e-mail server.
following image file names will work fine on World Printmakers
and are admissible: myphoto1.jpg, 1234.jpg, redcat.jpg, landscap.jpg, etc. The
following image file names will not function on World Printmakers and are inadmissible:
myphoto10.jpg, landscape.jpg, (more than 8 letters) MYPHOTO1.jpg, MYPHOTO1, JPG,
myphoto1.JPG, MyPhoto1.jpg (include capital letters), myphoto1.jpeg (the abbreviation
".jpg" works better), etc. Also, please do not bother to compress the image files
with WINZIP or other compression program, as the .jpg format is already compressed.
two images of each print, a thumbnail and an enlargement. The procedure
is to create the larger image, then reduce it in size to create the thumbnail.
The size of the enlargement is 600 pixels on the longest side, that is
to say, 600 pixels high if it's a vertical image, or 600 pixels wide if
it's horizontal. Sometimes, when a horizontal image is very long and narrow,
we will go to 800 pixels in length so as it's more legible. The thumbnails
should be 180 pixels on the longest side. Since the thumbnails are smaller
file sizes, they can all be sent in one or two emails. Be sure to give
the big images and the thumbnails slightly different names or they will
annul one another when we copy them into a folder.
If you have doubt about compatibility issues, please send a single .jpg image as a test. We will reply immediately to tell you if we have been able to open the file or not.
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