If you wish to post images to the district website, the following recommendations will balance quality and performance, maintain website uniformity, and insure the image will display properly for our website visitors.
Image resolution refers to pixel size. For example images from a 6-megapixel camera may have an image resolution of 3000-pixels by 2000-pixels. Newer cameras have 8, 10, 12 or more megapixels of image resolution. More megapixels enable you to make larger and larger prints; however, visitors to the website only need a fraction of this image resolution.
Images from digital cameras are often have a file size of 3 to 8 megabytes right out of the camera. File size refers to how much disk space is utilized to store the file. Megabytes and megapixels are loosely related in that as the megapixels go up so do the megabytes; only not necessarily at the same rate.
To ascertain your image’s file size: In Windows right-click an image, choose properties, and look at Size. On a Mac, right-click an image, choose Get Info, and look for Size.
Images are usually either landscape orientation or portrait. Since computer monitors are usually wider than they are tall, landscape images are preferred for our website.
Sending Images to Technology Personnel
If you wish to send the technology staff an image please reduce the image resolution first. This is not required, as we can resize the image for you, but it may help insure tech personnel will successfully receive your image all visitors will be able to quickly view your image.
We prefer landscape images with an image resolution of 540-pixels wide and around 360-pixels tall and saved in JPG format. We recommend choosing 50% JPG quality or lower. The quality loss will likely be minimal, however, it will greatly reduce the file size making things work smoothly. 32KB (kilobytes) is an ideal size for our website. 64KB is acceptable--any larger would unlikely add visual quality. Prior to submission double-check your file size. If the file is much larger, re-save your JPG with a lower quality setting.
Email your image submission to either your primary technology contact or to Charles Smith, who forward the image to the right people.