images for the Club's competitions and assignments should be
submitted at a maximum size of 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels
high using sRGB colour space and saved as jpeg format. This is
the new, for 2017, SPF sizing which was previously 1400 x 1050.
is helpful to adopt a naming convention for the file name of
each image as follows:- Title (which can be several words) in
capital letters, followed by a space then the word 'by' in lower
case followed by another space then the photographer's first
name and surname with the first letter in each word in capitals.
The file will end in .jpg or .jpeg. A file name should therefore
look like 'IMAGE TITLE by Club Member.jpg'. When the image is
given to the judge, and later projected, the member's name is
removed to ensure images are assessed and viewed anonymously.
resize your image in Elements or Photoshop go to File, click
Open and select the image and make any required changes but do
not sharpen at this stage. The maximum permitted size is 1600
wide and 1200 high. Go to Image Resize>Resize>Image Size
and enter 1600 in the width box. If this results in the height
being greater than 1200 change the height to 1200 which would
then reduce the width. Click OK to resize the image. Note: An
image in portrait mode should be 1200 high but might, for example,
be only be 800 wide and a square image would be 1200 x 1200.
advice is don't supply an image with borders unless it is a decorative
border considered to be part of the image. The only exception
could be if an image has a very dark background which you wish
to differentiate from the projected black background then apply
a 1 pixel wide white border (and no wider than 1 pixel).
sharpen the resized image as necessary.
go to Image>Convert Color Profile (In Photoshop CS: Edit>Convert
to Profile). If 'Convert to sRGB Profile' is greyed out it's
fine otherwise select 'Convert to sRGB Profile'.
save the image go to File>Save As. Ensure the file type is
set to JPEG and Quality is set to Maximum. Click OK. Select your
'Save as' folder and ensure the file name is in the format stated
above eg BASS ROCK IN WINTER by John Smith.jpg.
should be sent as attachments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or via DropBox.