IPF Panel - Shortlisted Images
Guidance re submission of images for printing.
This guidance is aimed at assisting those who have had images shortlisted for the IPF National Club Championship.
Based on advice from IPF, we are aiming to produce panels containing exclusively, or largely, images that are sized as 14" x 10", and mounted on 18" x 14" mounts.
This does NOT mean that we want you to resize your image to 14" x 10", but it does mean that we would like them submitted cropped to a 14:10 (or 10:14) ratio.
We do NOT want images submitted as jpeg files in sRGB colorspace (these are ideal for projection/internet but not for printing).
So please submit a high resolution image, suitably cropped to the ratio above, but as a high resolution TIFF or PSD file, and ideally in AdobeRGB Colorspace.
If you aren't sure how to check or change colourspace, Google is your friend! There is loads of guidance out there - such as this page.
Example of preparing image using Photoshop:
"Sean the Sheep" is a high resolution TIFF file opened in Photoshop.
Save the image once you're done. Submit it to the usual firstname.lastname@example.org address. You should get an acknowledgement (perhaps not immediately) of a successful submission. If using Gmail and the image is too big it will automatically send it via Google Drive, which is fine. Otherwise you could try using the free 'WeTransfer' service.
That's as far as this guidance goes, hopefully it will be of some assistance.
Again I just want to emphasise - please do not be offended if your image was shortlisted but does not subsequently appear on the panel. Until we get the images printed we will not be able to finalise the selection. This is a Club entry and we want to ensure that we submit the very best entry possible on behalf of BPIC.