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Image Posting at Nikonians.org, a reminder


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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Sun 19-Feb-06 09:43 PM

This is a friendly reminder of the image posting rules at Nikonains.org:

3.1. The posting of images to our forums and the members galleries are a privilege we grant, as our way to thank those who currently contribute to our operations costs in amounts of or above 25 USD for Silver Membership status and up. We must nevertheless limit quantity, size and frequency of photo posts in the forums in the interest of a pleasurable visit for all visitors. All registered members may post topics and link to their photographs at other sites, but we ask all to abide by the same rules as if posted at Nikonians directly.

3.2. In the forums, do not post any images not made by a Nikon camera or a Nikon-based hybrid camera. If you want to share images taken with other cameras/formats, these pictures can be be posted in the Other Camera Systems forum only.

3.3. Do not post, anywhere, images not belonging to you. Do not create combined images of pictures not belonging to you. Do not post combined pictures of which you are not the legal owner. If you want to post an image which was not taken by you (i.e. you do not have the copyright), please ask both the originator and the www.nikonians.org/contact.html|editorial team> for permission before doing so. Failing to abide to international copyright laws is illegal.

3.4. Traffic is a major cost component and a big number of visitors are not on high speed Internet connections; please help by not posting more than 3 photos (Silver members and up) or 3 links to images per day in the forums. This count includes all photos in both original and follow up posts to all forums in any combination.

3.5. In the forums, limit the image to no more than 800 pixels on the longest side. This is to accommodate those who have smaller monitors, members who have their screens display at 800x600 pixels and those on phone line modems.

3.6. In the forums, there is a maximum 100KByte limit to each image posted, and you will get an error message trying to upload any image larger. This makes for a better experience for dial up users and helps keep network traffic costs down.

Example of re-sizing process to reach under 100KB from Photoshop (similar process in other tools):
a. Open your file.
b. Image > Image Size
Set the longer dimension to a maximum of 800 Pixels (maximum) and resolution to 72 or 96 pixels/inch.
c. File > Save for Web Option
d. Verify file size (or set to under 100KByte)
e. Save as a jpg type file

3.7. Do not post your image, or reference/link to your image more than once, i.e. do not repeat your postings or references/links.

3.8. Whenever you include an image in your postings, it is expected from you to include the technical data of the shot, camera, lens, film, etc. so viewers can see what various combinations can produce.

3.9. If in your post you are linking to your own images from your web site or from any other server (including the Nikonians galleries), please link only to images complying with the size requirements above. If the image is larger than permitted, either link to the page on which the image is located, or place the image URL inside quotes and adding a question mark (for example: "http://www.my_site.com/my_directory/my_image.jpg?" ). Please also state the size of the image in terms of pixels, and file size. This will warn those on slow modems.

3.10. If you add a signature to your posts, you may include a link to your personal homepage. However we ask that you reciprocate by becoming an Official Nikonians Webring member and add to your homepage the links provided. Sites in the webring will get greater exposure to a wider audience and user feedback. As it becomes populated, each month one site will be nominated as Nikonians Web site of the Month. Signatures may not contain links to sites owned by corporations or institutions. These sites are nevertheless welcome to apply for advertising. Signatures should be short.


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