Below are a few image posting guidelines for the landscape forum as well as some applicable to the monthly contest. Generally speaking this forum is nature-based. However, there are a few grey areas we want to address so everyone knows what types of images are, and are not, acceptable to post here. Those that are not will be moved to the appropriate forum such as; A Picture I Took, Panorama, Macro/Close-Up, Architechture....
Acceptable: nature landscapes, buildings like castles…that are in a landscape setting as that provides context, bridges, cityscapes looking from the outside in like a skyline, fireworks, lunar or stellar captures like the milky way and certainly star trails, parks inside a city where the subject is the park, or the park in the city, NOT a city with a park.
Unacceptable: People in landscapes such that the person attracts enough attention to become the subject of the image. A person, or people, that are small and unavoidable, or in background are okay. City streets, shot from within a city, like a neighborhood with buildings are not considered landscapes. Single or small group of flowers close-up belong in the Macro/close-up forum, but rows of flowers, especially if they include a distinct pattern are okay.
Stitched panoramas belong in the Panorama forum. However, stitched landscape panoramas are welcome in the monthly challenge . Cropped-single images, i.e., unstitched images, that have a aspect ratio like a panorama are okay to post here. This distinction is made since in addition to the aspect ratio, the method of stitching and capture technique used to create the resulting panorama provides useful information for those trying to learn and be inspired. Therefore, stitched panoramas should only be posted in the Panorama forum (except contests).
Also, digitally enhanced images are acceptable, please post how the image was created and processed to help other learn the hows and whys of artistic manipulation.
These guidelines may be slightly modified but the theme should be such that you would call the image a landscape capture Also, if you are not aware, Nikonians now offers a dedicated Infrared and Ultraviolet forum.
Thanks and Happy Posting!!!
Albert J Valentino
Nikonian Moderator Emeritus
Vantage Point Images
Mastery of Composition is the Key to Great Photography
#20. "RE: Image Posting Guidleines: Please Read" | In response to Reply # 0dm1dave Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sun 02-Jun-13 10:39 PM | edited Fri 24-Apr-15 06:58 PM by dm1dave
"3.5. In the forums, the image size limit is set to 1800 pixels on the longest side and 1,000Kb in weight. However, it is best to limit the widest side to 1200 pixels and to no more than 900 pixels tall for vertical compositions. This allows all viewers to see your complete image on their screens, without the need to scroll.
3.6. In the forums, if you exceed 1800 pixels size or 1000Kb weight you will get an error message when trying to upload any bigger image file. Following the above recommendation of 1200 pixels wide and/or 900 pixels tall makes for a better viewing experience given the current size of monitors in use by members.
Example of re-sizing process to reach under 1000Kb with Photoshop (similar process in other tools):
a. Open your image file.
b. Image > Image Size
- For horizontal compositions, set the width dimension to 1800 pixels (or 1200 pixels)
- For vertical compositions, set the height to 1200 (or 900 pixels)
c. File > Save for Web
- Set the resolution to 72 or 96 pixels/inch
- Set the Quality to 70%
- Set to Embed Color Profile
- Set to Convert to sRGB (best for web viewing)
- Verify file size (or set to under 1000KByte)
d. Save as a jpg type file "
All members may link to their Nikonians gallery for an inline image to appear in a post in the forums. In forums direct uploading, the image can be up to 1800 pixels on the widest side and 1200 pixels on the tallest side, 1000KB file size; so the medium size version at the gallery (800 pixels wide) can be linked if the full size original exceeds these parameters.
The galleries image pages now show a "For forum post:" link, under the "Direct link:"
The 'For forum post:' link will display the medium sized image in your forum post and will automatically have an embedded clickable link to the large image page - Just copy/paste it into your post (brackets included).
All members may link to images stored on external servers. These will appear as links rather than in-line images. Out of courtesy to fellow members we ask you to please warn about the size of the file being linked to, e.g., (4,945kb) or by at least typing: “warning: big file.”
Also, we suggest you limit the number of image links in a post to a reasonable number; ideally to only one. Consider that if you post too many links, seldom someone will have the patience to look at them.
Details on posting images can be found in the Nikonians Wiki here: