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Showing posts from February, 2016

Summer exhibition 2016 in Bradford City centre

Mick Flynn on the BIG Screen My summer exhibition is in the UK this year comprising two three minute slideshows which will run every day until August on the Big Screen in Bradford city centre, my hometown. The subject is a small selection of my contemporary high contrast urban/industrial black and white shots from my Monochrome Mill Town collection. Many thanks to Julie and Jo at Bradford UNESCO City of Film for putting this together.

Image sizes for Alamy stock photographs

Almost every week there seems to be a post in the Alamy Forum in which a new contributor is struggling to understand the Alamy submission requirements for file size. The website info is quite clear... Q. What file size do I need to upload? A. We need a JPEG file size of over 17MB when uncompressed (this is likely to have a compressed JPEG size of 3-5MB). Opening a JPEG in an image program such as Adobe Photoshop will show you the uncompressed (open) file size. This still doesn't seem to answer the questions which are posted in the forum, so the best solution is to always use this small standalone App from  Braeside Communication Services. As you can see, it shows the compressed size and also the uncompressed size. It will show a warning if the file size falls below the threshold. The two files shown in the image above are fine to upload to Alamy. Download here...  AlamySizeCheck A donation to  David Anderson  would be nice.