to convert a image for submition to the
Image Critique Gallery
Files should be submitted
as JPEG files ( Use quality
level 12 when saving the file).
b) Next, adjust the longest side
dimensions of the image in pixels. These should be:
For LANDSCAPE ORIENTATED pictures 900 pixels along the LONG SIDE (width)
– the height will vary according to how the picture has been cropped.
For PORTRAIT orientated
picturesThe height must be a maximum of 768 pixels.
Again the width will vary according to the width/height ratio of the
If you are not sure how to do this, see below.
To ensure colour accuracy on the screen, make sure that your pictures
are saved in the sRGB colour space. If it has been produced using the
Adobe RGB (1998) colour space, change the space to sRGB (see below)
and adjust the colours on your screen to taste, before saving it.
(Changing from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB can sometimes result in the
pictures looking more saturated. You can combat this by lowering the
saturation a little in the Hue/Saturation Box). This effect will be
more obvious on some pictures more than others.
BY – STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING THE FILE SPECIFICATIONS.
These instructions apply to Photoshop CC
1) Open the original image in
To protect the original image create a Duplicate to
Go IMAGE MENU> Duplicate. Put a file name in the box which opens.
Switch back to the original and close it. (you are now working on the duplicate copy)
to sRGB Profile and flatten
4) Go to the EDIT MENU and click
on ‘Convert to Profile’ (near the bottom)
In the Convert to Profile you will see a section called Source Space
(this is your current workspace profile) Below this you will see a section called
Destination Space. If it doesn’t say ‘sRGB’ in the
box next to the word Profile – click on the drop down menu and
select sRGB there.
Click ok – your image is now in sRGB Colour Space.
7) Go to the LAYER MENU and click
on Flatten Image (near the bottom). This is necessary to flatten any
layers so the image can be saved as a JPEG later.
Change bit depth and dimentions.(Do things in this order).
to Image/Mode and select 8 Bits/Channel
to Image/Image size.
In the Image Size dialogue panel, tick the Resample image box.
Change the dimensions to pixels.
l12) For a Landscape orientated picture change the WIDTH to read 900 pixels.
The HEIGHT will change automatically.
For Portrait orientated images set the HEIGHT to 768 The WIDTH
will change automatically.
Make sure that eithe Automatic or Bicubic Sharper is set in the box next to ‘Resample
13) Click OK and the image will
reduce in size on the screen as the size and resolution are changed.
To see the correct size on the screen, double click the HAND TOOL.
Save the image as a JPEG (Quality 12)
You have now saved a the image ready for submition to the
Image Critique Gallery.
If you have
any problems, call Derek Doar on 0115 8499686.