|Hints on submitting photos & scans|
|We welcome and encourage everyone to send photos & scans for posting into various sections of the website. We can't guarantee that we will use every image that we receive, but please don't hesitate to send anything you feel might be of interest to the group. Although we may edit any image received, by re-sizing, cropping, sharpening, etc., here are a few pointers that will make your images easier to utilize, whether for the gallery, an article, or selling your item.|
|1) Please send all photos as JPEG (.jpg) files. This format is the most common, and can be viewed & edited by a wide variety of software.
2) Don't send very large picture files. Very large ( ie. high resolution ) pictures fill up the email box fast and are not needed when the purpose is only for viewing on a computer monitor screen. We usually resize all large pictures down to about 500 x 700 pixels or an equivalent size for storage on the website. If you think we will crop your picture, send a size large enough for cropping.
3) Take a critical look at your photo and crop-out (remove) extra background that is not needed to show the item. Large amounts of background add unnecessary size and storage space. Use a neutral background, as a "busy" background distracts from the subject. You may use a small, descreet ruler for scale, but tape measures often clutter the picture. The straight-line length of the item is best mentioned in the accompanying short text.
4) If your photo is not sharp, has poor contrast, not properly composed, etc., consider taking another picture for submission. Nothing is better than a good image, and there is only so much that can be done with a poor one.
5) Include all pertinent info regarding the picture. Include dimensions (straight line length & width), and weight (ounces & tenths or grams),artists name, and any info you may have about artist (such as address, phone number, email address, website, etc.). Include Provenance (history) or anything interesting about the piece, such as how you acquired it, a description of the scene, or whatever might be appropriate. We do share any ownership information and do not state the owner unless specifically requested. Your private info is always safe with us.
We will endeavor to use many of the pics that are sent to us, but lower quality art, significant duplication in artist, style, subject matter, etc., may limit the use of every picture. Some may be shown, but not saved in a permanent gallery