Amateur photographers (or even pros looking for exposure), clubs, associations, schools : Email us your pictures...
We are happy to add your photos to the collection - local scenes and events, community photos, clubs, yachting, sports, schools, newsworthy shots or just about anything that's Riviera related. You don't have to be a "pro" photographer - sometimes the suitability of the subject overrides any technical considerations. This is especially true of local events.
Photos will be tagged with your name as the photographer unless you indicate otherwise. Please do not submit anyone else's photos without their permission.
The Riviera Reporter retains the right to choose which photos will be used.
If you don't know how to reduce photo file sizes you can send your pictures right out of the camera but they will probably be bigger files than necessary and will therefore take time and bandwidth to send. So before emailing, it would be best if you could resize your photo so that its maximum size would be 900 pixels, whether in height or width as this will help make it fit in with the size of other images in the gallery. We would also prefer it if the photo would be no larger than approximately 200kb. Remember to make a copy of your original first so as not to lose your original photo!
Photos in JPG file format would be preferred but PDFs can be used in some cases. Please do not send Word documents with photos in them. You can "zip" photos if you wish but this does little to reduce the size of JPG images so isn't really necessary.
Resize your photos if possible:
If you don't know the size of your photo, you can see it in Windows Explorer by enabling and looking at the "size" column for the photo file. Or, you can right-click a photo and choose "Properties". Or, if you have a graphics program that has a built-in "album" or viewer, it should show you the size of each of your photos. You need to look at both the kb's (or MB's) and the pixel size.
Resizing your photo can be done in a variety of ways. If you have a graphics program, there is always a feature to resize or "optimise" images. On Windows, the basic "Paint" program should be able to resize images.
If you don't have a graphics program or would prefer a simple and easy little program just for resizing photos, try:
* Windows XP only: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/xp-downloads#2TC=powertoys - and choose "Image Resizer". Right click the image in Windows Explorer and choose "Resize Photo", then choose the appropriate setting at the top for pixel size. It will then dramatically reduce the size of kb's as well as the pixel size; it will save it with "(small)" on the end of the file name and you won't lose your original.
* Windows, all: http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer_plus.htm - a free download for PixResizer, also simple to use but with some simple additional features that the PowerToys Image Resizer above doesn't have.
On a Mac, the free pre-installed "Preview" app can resize your image using Tools -> Adjust Size. There are also shareware utilities that can do this in batches if you have several photos to do at once. At the Reporter we use EasyBatchPhoto for this.
iPad or iPhone:
Email the photos "as is" without resizing.