Digital Imaging Preparation Guidelines 2019-20
Below are some of the many examples of Digital Image preparation videos available on the internet, some are specific to a particular camera club while others are just general guides.
For the Stirling Camera club Entries you should use the following settings
Maximum Horizontal width 1600 pixels
Maximum Vertical height 1200 pixels
Mode RGB, 8bits
Srgb colour space profile
Baseline (standard) jpeg
File size of aprox 2Mb or less
File name.. should have the image “Title” and your membership number
Example…… Evening sunset 25.jpg
Durham Photographic Society preparation using Bridge
Ashford Photographic Society PDI preparation video using Lightroom
General resizing an Image by Karl Taylor, Lightroom, Photoshop and Picasa
Beaumaris & Menai Bridge Camera Club Projected Digital Image (PDI) competitions.
This is a bit long winded but covers some extra options and is Photoshop
Dundee Photographic Society preparation video using Photoshop
Dundee Photographic Society preparation video using Lightroom
Trevor Dayley with his view on jpegs and Lightroom
I have no short comment on his views
Lancaster Photographic Society Photoshop preparation
Uses black borders, my experience was not so good
Another General Photoshop prep
The judge will use a colour corrected computer to view your original untouched images and should be able to open any file sent to him even if not the correct specification.
Our projector, although several years old is a high quality Canon SX 80 mark 11 and for the competitions we use the srgb USB connection which eliminates the need for a computer, however, if the file type is not correct it may not project correctly or at all.
Colour Chart displayed at the start of each PDI competition [ link to SDCC chart ]
Marrutt provide the most basic of colour charts for image checking which is easy and free. This cannot compare with the accuracy of a colour corrected monitor using the clubs X-Rite ColorMunki but can get you close.
Marrutt have a short video to explain
Marrutt will post the colour test chart to you for free and you can download the image file for comparison.
Colour correction the club has a ColorMunki free to borrow.
There are so many photography videos on Utube and other web sites that I will leave it up to you to find some good ones, let the rest of the club know and replace or add to the ones already here.