Effective June 1st 2012 at 12:00 AM UK time the rules for posting photographs in Dynax Digital will be as shown below. The moderators have strict instructions to monitor all photos submitted for compliance. These changes will apply to all posts including the Monthly Challenges.
Posting Photos – maximum dimensions
Posted photos should be no more than 800 pixels on the longest side. Photos with dimensions more than 800 pixels will be automatically shrunk by the forum script to comply with this requirement. This may result in pixilation and may reduce the apparent sharpness of the image. To avoid this problem, simply post images with dimensions at, or less than, the 800 pixel limit.
If including more than one picture in a single post, place a carriage return <enter> between pictures so that they do not appear side by side.
Posting Photos - Maximum file sizes
Aim for a maximum file size of less than 200kb maximum. Again, this will be strictly enforced. 200.01KB will be considered too large. (We have to have a cutoff point that we all can follow and 200KB will be it).
It is preferable to save images for the web at 72 DPI. Anything more is wasted on the Internet and will only display at 72 DPI anyway (web browsers cannot display at greater than 72 DPI) and may simply make the file unnecessarily large.
Photos that exceed the maximum file size limit will have the [img] tags removed, leaving the link only. A note recommending re-posting the image at a reduced file size may be included at the Moderators discretion.
DO NOT re-insert image tags if they are removed by a moderator.
Posting photos – how to
Please read the guides on sizing photos and linking them to the forum, found in the Digital Darkroom board. There are a number of helpful threads on how to do this using various software and browsers. Many of them are pinned to the top of the board. If in doubt, ask for help.
We recognize that some photo hosting sites (e.g. Flickr) control the compression rates, making it difficult (but not impossible) to manage the file size. Uploading a photo to Flickr at 800 pixels on the longest side, approximately 130KB to 150KB file size and 72 DPI will generally ensure that the photo, when downloaded to this forum, will not exceed the posting rules. This of course will depend on the complexity of the photo and is entirely the responsibility of the poster to check.
Other hosting sites may only increase the size of your uploaded photo by 5 or 10KB. There are too many hosting sites for us to check, so please know your chosen host and size your photos accordingly.
Posting Photos – how many
Five photos per post with a limit of 15 photos per thread will be allowed by the original poster.
Note: The definition of a post is one single message either at the start of a thread or each subsequent message, also known as replies.
The definition of a thread is one or more posts consisting of an original post followed by all replies to that post. The original poster is considered to own that thread.
Therefore, the original poster may add additional photos in groups of a maximum of five per post/reply, either immediately following the original post or later in the thread. Others should not post photos in the original posters thread unless the posted photo is relevant to that thread, is meant to illustrate a point or is posted at the original posters invitation/request.
It is requested that this type of multiple posting of photos be kept to a minimum in order to conserve band width. If you feel you must post 15 photos, but do not need continuity, then consider making three separate topics. The choice is yours.