Photocraft runs several competitions for Projected Digital Images (PDIs) which are images submitted as digital files for display on a projection screen using a computer and digital projector. Club members will now use PhotoEntry to upload entries for club competitions. PhotoEntry takes care of numbering, naming and titling your image files after they are uploaded, so you may name your image files as you wish - it doesn't matter what the filenames are.

There are four things that you need to consider when submitting an image into a PDI competition:

  • The uploaded images must be JPG format.

  • The image dimensions are no larger than 1440 x 1080

  • The colour space is sRGB IEC61966-2.1

  • The size of the file is no larger than 10MB

 

Our projector assumes that images are in the sRGB colour space. PhotoEntry is expecting sRGB IEC61966-2.1 colour profile. JPG images usually contain colour profile information in the metadata. If the image does not contain any colour profile information PhotoEntry assume it is in sRGB IEC61966-2.1.

The projection software requires images to be sized correctly, maximum dimensions of 1440 x 1080, the software has been known to display images in a less than desirable way if they are not.

To be absolutely sure that your image is displayed in the best form, you should resize the image and set colour profile before uploading it into the PhotoEntry system.

Below are some instructions for common editing software:

Resize your image using Photoshop

Resize your image using Photoshop Elements

Resize your image using Lightroom

 

If you are not confident about resizing the image yourself, just submit a full sized image. PhotoEntry will then be able to do a good job of resizing it for you (unless it has already been cropped down below the above thresholds).

 

Resize your image using PhotoEntry

Preparing Your Images