Technical Specification for Pictures
All pictures used in the Classical Free Pages must conform to the following specification (see explanations below):
Pictures can be stored on a computer in different formats or file types, such as BMP, JPG, TIF etc.. The best type to use for photographs on the Internet is JPG (or JPEG as it is also known). Most computers have some sort of image editing software such as Photoshop or Microsoft Image/Picture Editor. These can be used to change the size of a picture and to change it from one format to another. Please refer to the manual or help files for your particular software for instructions on how to do this.
The dimensions of pictures on a computer are usually expressed in pixels. A pixel is one of the many thousands of dots that go to make up your picture as it is displayed on the screen. In order to ensure that the pictures will display correctly on your Free Page, we must specify a maximum size. The longest side should not exceed 220 pixels.
When any file is saved on a computer it takes up an amount of storage space on the disk. This space is measured in bytes (abbreviated B) or kilobytes (as in kilo-grams, abbreviated KB) for larger amounts. We have a limited amount of storage space on our web server therefore the file size of the picture you use for your Free Page must be restricted.
Your image editing software will also allow you to alter the resolution of your picture. This is simply the number of pixels used per inch. Since computer monitors are only generally capable of displaying 72 pixels per inch, the best results are obtained by saving the picture at that same resolution. In other words, convert your picture to a resolution of 72 pixels per inch.
When you finally save your picture, there will also be an option to alter the "quality". This is normally shown as a choice of low, medium and high, sometimes with a slider control for finer control. We specify "medium" or "medium-low" for this setting (between 3 and 4 on a scale of 1 to 10).
If you need further direction, please e-mail email@example.com stating what software you are using, what type of computer you are using, and what the problem is. We'll try to help you out. Alternatively we can process your image for you for a small fee (see this link for details).