Save your image as a JPG, at the highest quality setting,Legally, your file can not be more than 7 MB in size. However, if you use the above as a guide, your file will appropriately represent your image on the judge's computer monitors. The small file size (2 MB or less) will upload quickly and will look no different on the judges monitors than the same image at a higher resolution, larger pixel dimensions, larger file size, or file format.
with an approximate size of:
- 1800 x 1200 pixels for a landscape (horizontal) orientation, or
- 800 x 1200 pixels for a portrait (vertical) orientation.
1) Open your finished image
"File" Menu => Open..."
** Image must be Flattened, in 8 bit,
and in an RGB Color space! **
2) Open "Image Size" Dialog Box -
"Image" Menu => "Image Size ..."
"Image" Menu => "Resize" =>
"Image Size ..." in Elements
3) (See Diagram 1)
** Please note that your original values
will be different than shown... **
A) If available, all 3 boxes (Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions, Resample Image) must be checked, as shown.4) (See Diagram 2) -B) Enter the desired pixel length on your longest side, as shown.
C) Choose the proper Bicubic choice ("Resample" in newer versions of PS) from the drop down list, as shown - - As this image was bigger than the new desired size, "Automatic" or "Bicubic Sharper (best for reduction)" is chosen.
D) Press the "OK" button - Your image is re-sized..
Go to "File" Menu => Save as ...",
choose "JPG" from the
"Format" drop-down menu,
then enter your chosen file name
5) The JPG dialog box opens -
Make sure that you're saving at the
best quality, as shown, and that
your file size is less than 6 MB,
6) Press the "OK" button -
Your image is now saved and ready for upload!