This information is for people who would like to contribute any Walking Pictures to the project.
SCANNING IMAGES : for scans to to be used in a printed book, they need to be at a much higher quality than for use on the internet.
Ideally images should be scanned at 200% size (i.e. twice their actual size), and 300 dpi / ppi (dots or pixels per inch) resolution.
Ideally we’d like the scan to include the edge of the print if possible. If the back of the photograph has details of the photographer, caption, etc. scans of that can be useful.
When making scans it is useful to have the options on a very neutral setting to avoid too much contrast.
Scans at 72 dpi, the default size for websites, are too small and would result in the pictures appearing jagged or pixelated if we tried to use them in a book.
Scans can be done as greyscale or RGB – RGB will give a larger file size. Once the scan has been done, it can be saved as a jpeg file, which squeezes the file size down making it faster to send.
It is often faster to send scans one at a time attached to separate emails.
POSTING : If all the talk of scanning and file sizes is too much, you can post the images to us instead. Please protect them and send by recorded delivery. I will scan the images and return in a couple of days, again by recorded delivery. We cannot be responsible for material while it is in the postal system, but of the many hundreds of images sent to us so far we have not lost any. If you wish, when returning the photographs, we can send you a computer disc back with high quality scans on for your own use.
USEAGE : It is understood that by loaning any images, you agree to us being able to use them in the forthcoming book if suitable, along with the associated internet site. Credit will be given in the book. If we caption any image, we will send you sight of this for approval.
Each picture should be accompanied by as much historical detail as possible – names of the people, location, year, and so forth. This will appear alongside the image in the book. There is currently no publication date, though we are hoping to release it during 2012.
The postal address is:
Simon Robinson. Easy On The Eye Books. 74 Nethergate. Sheffield S6 6DJ. South Yorkshire.