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Projected Image Specifications Projected Image Nights


Projected image specifications for Club Nights

Submitting Images for the Slideshow

The number of images you can enter for the slideshow is limited to  four (4)  per person. The images are to be based upon the Theme for the evening which will be listed on our website calendar.
To insure that your images conform to required size for projection, please follow the directions below.

After you have prepared your images according the instructions below they should be emailed to Ata Safar (ata at modulary.com) no later than noon on the Saturday before the Monday meeting.

Submitting Images for Discussion

The number of images you can enter each evening is limited to two (2) per person unless specified ahead of time by the Projected Image Chair. There is a theme associated with these images which is shown on the website calendar.
To insure that your images conform to required size for projection, please follow the directions below.

  1. Using a COPY of your image file (don't use your original), in PhotoShop or other software set the working space to the sRGB standard. This is usually the default setting but if in doubt click on  Help  and type  sRGB  into the search field and then follow the instructions for your software.
  2. If you want to crop your image do it before you do any re-sizing. For help you can refer to the links on the right sidebar for assistance.
    To maintain the same proportions of width and height check the checkbox to "Constrain proportions" or "Lock aspect ratio" before using the cropping tool. If you want to crop to a different width to height ratio, i.e., a square image, uncheck the checkbox.
  3. Now you can re-size your image to the maximum image size for our projector, 1400W x 1050H. The image can be smaller if you wish.
    • Set the image size by clicking on Image > Image Size or Image > Resize.
    • Make certain there is a check mark in the Constrain proportions or Lock aspect ratio checkbox and also in the Resample boxes.
    • For a landscape (horizontal) image, set width to 1400 pixels. The height will adjust automatically.
    • For a portrait (vertical) or a square image, set height to 1050 pixels. The width will adjust automatically.
    • Click OK. (Do not be concerned about resolution or file size. Do not change the resolution to 72 dpi.)
  4. Now you can manipulate and sharpen your images suitable for digital projection.
    • Do not over-sharpen.
    • Do not save as .jpg file during editing as image quality may be lost. Save as a .jpg file only after all changes have been made. (Note: Read the sidebar article "JPEG Myths & Facts.)
    • Be sure your monitor is calibrated. We will not make colour corrections or other adjustments to the submitted digital files.
  5. Rename each file in lower case to include; photographer's first and last name in full; and image name. (e.g. "devin_mckay_mountain_view.jpg") and save it as a .jpg high resolution (low compression) file.
  6. Attach the files to an email and in the body of the email enter the "image name" and "your name".
    • Email your images to the by 8:00 pm of the Sunday before the Monday meeting.
  7. Do not put any copyright information or any text on the images.
  8. If you do not follow the instructions exactly or you are late getting your images to the Projected Image Chair, your images may not get entered for the next evening. If you have any questions, please send an email to the

More Info

To crop an image using:

To crop an image using:

To resize an image using:

More about cropping:

JPEG Myths & Facts

Pixels for Printing:

Photo size for Online:

JPEG Compression

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