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This page is here to assist and guide you with the preparation of your images, both DPI (Digital Projected Images) and Mounted Prints.

Mounted Print Entries

Prints should be submitted mounted on card with an overall size no greater that 50 cm by 40 cm.

For external competitions the mount must be exactly 50 cm by 40 cm.

Prints must be titled at the top right corner of the back. This denoted the viewing orientation of the

print. The author’s name must not be visible anywhere on the print or mount.

In addition, for each print, prepare a digital version according to the instruction for digital images below, renaming the digital image to the same title as the print version.


Digital images must not exceed 1600 pixels wide or 1200 pixels high.

If an image is resized to 1600 pixels wide but the height is greater that 1200 pixels, the image must be resized again so that the height becomes 1200 pixels.

Save the digital images as a JPEG (.jpg) at the highest (finest) setting and set the colour space to sRGB.

Entering Images for Competitions

Useful Software Links

Picassa is free image processing software from Google,  which can be downloaded from the following link:


GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

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Tutorials for resizing are available on Youtube

Resize using Paint

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Competition Entry Form

PS Express Help Files

PS Express help files.pdf Competition Entry Sheet Print 2019 to 2020.pdf

Resizing Images in Picassa

If your image is not already in the Picassa library, import the image

The resized image will now be in the folder you specified during export.

Check that the image is the correct size.

You can do this in Picassa by Importing the newly resized image and selecting it.

The size in pixels will be reported on the grey title bar at the bottom.

If the height is still greater that 1200 pixels, resize again reducing the size of the longest edge until the height is 1200 pixels or less.

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For example, for the Open 1 competition you would create one folder called “Open1_Digital_My_Name” and a second called “Open1_Print_My_Name”

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