Digital

Image Guidelines – Digital

Below is all the information you should need for getting you image sizes correct.

Points to consider are size, format and colour space. Our External competitions may have slightly different rules but in the main are as listed below. It is good practice when submitting images to show at PPG that the following rules are adhered to.

This winter season, 2019-20 we will continue with the “Full High Definition” format or FHD. All digital images will be projected in a landscape format of 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels. how ever the CPA and WCPF are now projecting at 1600×1200 pixels. Some clubs we may come across during the season are using FHD and UHD TV screens (1920×1080 and 3840×2180 respectively).

To make your image as large as possible on the screens you should size as follows:

  • External competitions to fit 1600 x 1200 pixels format.
  • Internal competitions and other PPG events to fit 1920x1080 pixel format.

Image Sizes

CPA, WCPF and Inter-club Battles

The following guidelines apply to all competition entries in the Cornwall Photographic Alliance, Western Counties Photographic Federation and our Inter-club Battles.

SOURCE SOURCE EXAMPLE ASPECT RATIO* SIZE to CONTROL TARGET SIZE
Landscape Old televisions, compact cameras, Smart phones 4:3 Height 1200px
Landscape Most dSLRs, Classic 35mm film 3:2 Width 1600px
Widescreen Modern televisions, HD, FHD, UHD 4k, Smart phones 16:9 Width 1600px
Panoramic Smart phones 1.85:1, 2:1, 2.4:1 Width 1600px
Portrait Any N/A Height 1200px
Square Any 1:1 Height 1200px

* uncropped.

Image sizes may be submitted in smaller sizes but they will appear smaller when projected and may effect how the judges score it. Image sizes should not exceed the sizes stated above.

Internal Competitions and PPG Evenings

The following guidelines apply to all internal competitions and PPG evenings.

SOURCE SOURCE EXAMPLE ASPECT RATIO* SIZE to CONTROL TARGET SIZE
Landscape Old televisions, compact cameras, Smart phones 4:3 Height 1080px
Landscape Most dSLRs, Classic 35mm film 3:2 Width 1920px
Widescreen Modern televisions, HD, FHD, UHD 4k, Smart phones 16:9 Width 1920px
Panoramic Smart phones 1.85:1, 2:1, 2.4:1 Width 1920px
Portrait Any N/A Height 1080px
Square Any 1:1 Height 1080px

* uncropped.

Image sizes may be submitted in smaller sizes but they will appear smaller when projected and may effect how the judges score it. Image sizes should not exceed the sizes stated above.

Image Quality and Colour Space

All Images

The following guidelines apply to all images:

Colour Space All sRGB
Image Quality Lightroom Min 75%, Max 100%
Image Quality Photoshop Min 9, Max 12
File Size All Max 3MB

Using a different colour space could result in colours being displayed incorrectly when projected on other equipment.

TITLES - NAMING IMAGES

All Images

The following guidelines apply to all images:

Event/Competition Filename Format Example
Selection Evening Image Title-Membership Number TITLE-nnn
CPA Charles Hosken Competition CPA_ID-Image Title-Your Name-PPG Dn-TITLE-YOUR NAME-PPG
CPA Nature & Wildlife Competition CPA_ID-Image Title-Your Name-PPG #n-TITLE-NAME-PPG
WCPF Members Exhibition Image Title-Name-PPG TITLE-NAME-PPG
Internal Competitions Image Title-Membership Number TITLE-nnn
Summer Programme Review Field Trip Number-Image Title-Membership Number nn-TITLE-nnn
10 Day Challenge Theme-Image Title-Membership Number n-TITLE-nnn

Dn = D1 to D4 are the ID numbers for the Charles Hosken.

#n = N1 to N6 and W1 to W6 are the ID numbers for the Nature and Wildlife Competition.

n = PPG 10DC theme number.

nn = PPG field trip number.

nnn = your three digit .membership number

Competitions, a great method for feedback on your images…

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