The club has a high quality digital projector which enables images to be projected directly from a computer. Digital Projected images are accepted into the monthly competitions, and currently it is the most popular competition medium.
The club's digital projector has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Pictures for projection should be submitted in this size for the best reproduction, whether as single images or as part of a digital AV. (The image size in inches or cm, and the pixels or dots per inch are irrelevant for screen or projector use.)
If you are using a digital camera and you are taking pictures only for projection, and you do not want to crop the picture, set your camera to this resolution. Otherwise use a higher resolution and make a correct size copy using Photoshop.
This also applies if you are scanning slides or negatives.
(The dialog box shown is from Photoshop CS5. Other versions may show slight differences)
If you are entering an image in a club competition, then the file name must adhere EXACTLY to the following convention:
IMAGE TITLE by Author Name.jpg
N.B. If you use the 'Save for Web' feature in Photoshop and use spaces in the filename, they will be replaced by dashes (not underscores). Unfortunately this is not acceptable. Please make sure you use underscores _ and not spaces in this case, or rename the file afterwards.
The resulting file size will probably be between 100 and 300 kbytes, (depending on the amount of detail in the picture). Copy the file to a USB memory stick (preferably) or a CD.
In order to get the projected image looking close in colour and brightness to that seen on your monitor, make sure that your image is in sRGB colour space.
Also check that your monitor uses the sRGB colour space icm profile as default
Download the test images: Monitor Test Image and Colour Wheel to check your monitor