Correct photo sizing and mounting for competitions

PDIs (Projected Digital Images).  Register your entry(ies) via the Club website, using the sRGB colour space, resolution 72dpi or more, as a jpeg file using maximum dimensions (irrespective of orientation or proportions) of 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high.

Prints – registering. The club projects an image of your print alongside your actual print during a competition. So you you need to register your print entry(ies) via the Club website, just like a PDI image, using the sRGB colour space, resolution 72dpi or more, as a jpeg file using maximum dimensions (irrespective of orientation or proportions) of 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high.

Prints – the print itself that you will bring.

     You must present each print in or on a mount board 50 x 40 cm.
     You must print your name, membership number and the title on the back.

NOTES:

While 72dpi (dots per inch) is the minimum resolution required (because projected images don’t need to be any higher resolution) it will not matter if your images are in fact at a higher resolution, even 300dpi.

Mounting prints can be a major challenge, so the club is happy for you to simply stick your print onto the face of a mount board – but that board must measure 50cm x 40cm, nothing else will do as that is the size the club display racks are designed to take. Of course, if you want to make full windowed mounts, or double mounts, that is great to see too.

Mount colours: best to avoid anything but white and off-white colours. These are the colours that complement most prints, and dark mounts, even black ones, tend to over-power prints and spopilt their visual effect. Daler Snow White, or Antique White, plain or tectured, are very popular.