However, he image files from today’s cameras are now very large and this can cause delay and timeout problems when you try to upload several image files in a batch. It is therefore necessary to reduce the file size to around 500k or less. A common ‘standard’ image size suitable for albums is 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high in landscape orientation.
There are many free image resizing programs available on the internet which are simple to use plus you can also utilise options in Microsoft Paint or specialist image handling software such as Photoshop to do the job. Save your resized image with a different name, preferably one which will make it obvious what it is such as ‘Lifeboat superstructure’ rather than ‘IMG_9999’ for example.
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We welcome well written contributions from Website members on almost any aspect of Model Boating with a particular emphasis on practical hints, tips, experience and builds.
In order to maintain a consistent standard and format, all suggestions should first be sent to me by Personal Message for approval in principle. Only a very limited amount of time is available for editing contributions into a suitable format for placing on the website so it is important that the material is well presented, lucid and free from obvious spelling errors. I think it goes without saying that contributions should be illustrated by appropriate photos. I shall be happy to give advice on this.
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