How do I send you a photo?
Via the Email link on the contact page.
What format should I send it in?
What size of image is acceptable?
Any size will do. The photographs are downsized before publication at this
end. Ideally the photo should be at least 1024px in dimension.
Have you got a broadband connection?
Can I send an image scan?
Yes but please remove scan overlap from the area's around the image before
What resolution do I have to use?
Can I send a digital image?
Of course, yes.
Should I enhance / sharpen my digital image / scan before sending?
You can do but there is not requirement to do so. During the preparation of
the images for publication at this end they are colour corrected, sharpened and
What should I name my image as?
Ideally your image should be named with the details required as mentioned
above. For example a shot of 47799 at Manchester Piccadilly on December 21st 2003 by Fred Bloggs
should be titled - 47799 Manchester Piccadilly 211203 F Bloggs
Should I zip my JPG images up before sending?
No need to as JPG images are already compressed anyway. You only gain about 1 or 2% more compression when sending as a zipped folder. Obviously Bitmap images and the like should be either converted to JPG which are about 10% in file size or saved into a zipped folder for transmission via e mail.
I have a photo I'd like to submit but if it was known I took it
I'd get in trouble at work.
Title the photo Anon and make sure it is stated in the e mail
that you don't want crediting with the shot.
I have an issue about copyright.
It is stated that copyright for individual images used on the site remains with the providers of the images. You can put a watermark or credit on the photo somewhere if you like. Sometimes the national magazines get in touch looking for permission to use photographs that are displayed on the site. They are aware that they will have to gain permission from the copyright holder of the image and their request is passed on for the consideration of the copyright holder. Permission is never granted at this end.