Saving your Image as a JPEG:

If your image is saved in a format other than JPEG (.tiff, .psd, .pict, etc.) it will not work. You can save your image as a .jpg in multiple ways. In Photoshop and most other image editing programs, you can save for web – Go to File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy) to open the Save for Web dialogue box. Notice the box that allows you to set quality. In general, a higher quality setting (70 - 90) will be adequate, so long as the size is less than 1.8MB (it should be significantly less). Be sure that "sRGB" is checked on, and that you save as a Jpeg, not a gif.

Image Tips:

Preparing and Resizing Images: Overview

To resize your image so that it conforms to the 1920 at the longest dimension protocol you will need photo-editing software that can resize images, change image resolution, create new images, and save images as JPEGs. The steps will vary depending on the photo editing program you are using; see Resources section for photo-editing software options. Below are generalized instructions for Photoshop:

Photoshop Tips

  1. If possible, it is best to start out with an original uncompressed image file that has been prepped and is at minimum no less than 27 inches or 1920 pixels after cropping, adjusting contrast, adjusting color, sharpen, etc. Nearly all cameras will produce images much larger than 1920@72ppi, so this should be no issue.
  2. Open the file in Adobe Photoshop.
  3. Go to Image - Image Size to open the Image Size dialogue box.
  4. Set Resolution to 72 ppi (pixels per inch; Uncheck “Resample Image,” before you change the resolution. Afterwards, recheck ”Resample Image.”
  5. Identify the longest dimension (make sure “Constrain Proportions” is checked) and set it to 1920 pixels. This will generally be a reduction in size.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Save for Web – Go to File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy) to open the Save for Web dialogue box.
  8. Make sure the Setting is JPEG.
  9. Quality should be between 70-90.
  10. Make sure sRGB is checked.
  11. Click Save.
  12. Save Optimized image as JPEG in a folder that is easy to find on your computer.
  13. Name it something easy to remember, like jeromeimage1.jpg.
  14. Click Save (leave all other options as is, i.e., format, settings, slices).
  15. You are now done with the first image. Now repeat these steps for the rest of the images you plan to upload to your application.