First a reminder
about the size of the image,
it has to fit into an imaginary box that is 768 px high and 1024 px
wide. The dimensions can be smaller than that, but not bigger. If it’s
in portrait format (taller than it is wide) then set the height to 768.
If it’s in landscape format (wider than it is tall) then set the width
to 1024 px and check that the height is 768 px or less. If it’s still
too tall, set the height to 768 px, the width will now be less than 1024
px, but that’s OK, it will fit into our imaginary box.
OK, so you have resized your digital image, so that it is
no taller than 768 Px and no wider than 1024 px. Now what?
rename it to conform to the club rules!
First we enter our membership number, eg. 999 so I would type 999 (not
No999, or anything else, but just 999
If you consider yourself a Novice just add N so that the judge can
offer a little more advice. 999N
Next we need a space, not an underscore’_’ or a dot’.’ But just a
blank space (just press the space bar once.)
Next it’s the title, this is your chance to be creative ;o) but no full
My entry would now read 999 Wild Thing
We’re nearly there, next it’s a space, not an underscore’_’ or a dot’.’
But just a blank space (just press the space bar once.)
Now for the competition, if it’s a bi-monthly we just need the month,
not “bi-monthly” or “sport” or anything else, just the month. So if the
competition is in September my entry would read 999 Wild Thing
(Not “Sept” or “09” just “September”).
Now another space, not an underscore’_’ or a dot’.’ But just a blank
space (just press the space bar once.)
Just so we keep our records straight let us end with the year. The
bi-monthly entry would now read 999 Wild Thing September 2011
All the file name now needs is the type of file, it has to be a jPeg
or a Tiff the program you are using to rename the file will probably do
this automatically when you click OK.
We have got there, my image for the 4th clubman (in
September) is now called 999 Wild Thing September 2011.tiff
What about the Annual Competitions?
Well we just need to decide if the image is going into the Open section
or the Applied section.
So, my entry into the annual digital image Open competition would now
read 999 Wild Thing Annual Open 2011
If I entered it into the Applied section of the Annual competition
it would read 999 Wild Thing Annual Applied 2011
The only fault anyone could find with that is that the title ‘Wild
Thing’ is a little vague for an applied competition entry. It would be
better if the title actually said what the wild thing was, so if it was
a picture of a fox the correct title should be something like
999 Red Fox Annual Applied 2011.tiff
Or if you really want to show off
999 Red Fox
Annual Applied 2011.tiff
If it was a picture of a church, you would name the church 999
Alverthorpe St Pauls Church Annual Applied.tiff
So why are we being so fussy? Well we need to keep records of all
entries - we also like to present the judge with a list that is in the
same order as the images come up on the list. He is giving up his time
to mark the competition (and tell me why my picture is not his kind of
By standardizing the format of the entry we can just add a 3 figure
number and a space to the front of your title and ensure that not all
your images are presented together
001 277 Wild Thing September 2011.jpg
277 A Wilder Thing September 2011.jpg
040 277 Boring Building September 2011.tif
those were my three digital entries for the 4th Clubman (in
September 2011), then ‘Wild Thing’ would be the first image to be
projected, ‘A Wilder Thing’ would be the 20th image projected
and ’Boring Building’ would be the 40th image projected.
When the judge started messing about and asking us to “hold that one
back”, we would know exactly where the image came in the list and find
Kershaw LRPS CPAGB - General Secretary Wakefield Camera Club (July 2011)