Preparing Digital Projected Images (DPIs) for Club Competitions
There are two categories – ‘Open’ and ‘Set Subject’.
The ‘Set Subject’ is described for each competition (see the calendar). An ‘Open’ entry can be a photo of anything!
For each competition you may enter up to two images. If you submit the maximum of two entries for a competition, these could be either:
The following describes the rules of entry for DPIs in regards to (1) the DPI image size, (2) the DPI file type, (3) The DPI file naming, and (4) emailing your DPI entries. If you entry does not conform to these rules, the image will be returned to you and not entered into the competition for judging (unless corrected and resubmitted before the entry submission deadline).
1. The DPI Image Size
The rule on DPI sizing at the Wanganui Camera Club for entries into competitions, follows the rule of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. This is as follows…
DPIs are to be a maximum of 1620 pixels on the horizontal side and a maximum of 1080 pixels on the vertical side. These are maximums only. You can resize your images to any dimensions you like within those limits. However, please be aware that if your image is smaller than 1024 pixels wide or 768 pixels high, it will appear small on the club projector.
If you use Adobe Lightroom to ‘export’ your images, these are the settings…
This DPI sizing rule does not determine the aspect ratio for your image. For example, your image might be one of the following….
1:1 aspect ratio – Square… which is sized to 1080 x 1080 pixels. For example…
2. The DPI File Type
All DPI entries must be photo files in the JPEG format (not TIFF, PSD, or other formats).
All DPI entries must be jpeg files saved using the sRGB colour space (not, AdobeRGB, ProPhotoRGB, etc.)
Note: these are settings options when exporting images from Adobe Lightroom and in most other photo editing software.
3. The DPI File Naming
Before emailing your DPI entries, it is necessary to rename the digital photo file with the following information…
The following are examples of what to rename the jpeg photo file if the title for your photo is “After Dark”
Note: If you don’t know how to rename files on your computer, then please ask someone who does.
4. Sending DPI Entries by Email
All DPI entries are to be emailed to: email@example.com
The email must include your name, and the name of the competition being entered. The entries should also be attached to the email and not embedded in the main body of the email.