Taking and publishing photos on Indymedia Ireland Dummy Indymedia Html Page

Quickguide

Click the publishing button in the top right hand corner.

  • The first thing you do when you get to the publishing page is to set the number of photographs you are going to upload in the File Uploads box and click "let me do it!". This resets the page and blanks the text boxes, and adds uploading options to the bottom of the publishing page.
  • Then fill in your story and make sure to select or fill in all the required inputs.
  • At the image section, click the browse button and find your images to input them.

  • Maximum image filesize: 60Kb
  • Maximum image width: 460 pixels
  • 5 uploads at a time with your article

Any questions email the photo list at mailto:imc-irl-photo@list.indymedia.org or using the contact page or email imc-ireland@lists.indymedia.org

Audio/Video
The ability to upload audio and video and MB size thereof depends on the always fluctuating capacity.) You can also upload video and audio this way if you have any questions about audio/video please use the contact page and an Indymedia contributor or editor will be happy to give you technical advice

Taking photos

Methods
Digital - Photos saved to memory card then transfer them to your computer then upload via internet.
Film - Develop film then scan it at home or in a internet cafe or place of work, then upload via internet.
It is now just as cheap to get your photos on CD as printed, ask at your photo developer.

One of the first rules of taking pictures is don't hesitate: snap.
Photogrpahers should be aware of people who may not want to be photographed. So if they ask not to be photographed don't or perhaps in the first instance don't take intrusive close up photos or photos of people's faces.
Don't get in the way of the event.
Avoid posed photos.

Readying photos to be published on Indymedia.ie
The indymedia server has limited space so there is a limit of 60kb on uploading. If you wish to show more photos or photos of higher quality you could put a link to your own web space or use many of the free photo-album websites out there.

Because of the limits stated above you may have to reduced the size and quality of your images you can do this in most image editing packages or use a multiple image resizers of which freeware programs can be found on the internet. You need to achieve a balance between the visual size of the image and its kb size. As above your image has to be smaller then 460 pixels wide. You can In your photo editor if you "save as" you will be given an option of from one to ten for how much compression you want for your image, balance this till the size of the file is under 60kb.

When uploading media please try to use file formats that employ some level of compression, otherwise our servers resources will be used up needlessly, and site users with dialup connections will find it difficult to view your media. If you wish to become a regular contributor of media files you should consider reading up on the different media compression techniques and file formats available.

For photos, JPEG (.jpg,.jpeg) files are usually best, and .gif and .png files are good for graphics. You can use JPEG compression to make your photos smaller and still have decent looking images.

Photostory
One good way of displaying your photos is to do so in the style of a photostory where you pick out say 5 or 10 photos which describe the event in chronological order highlighting the main occurances. This may be better then simply uploading dozens of photos with little coherance. You can use this inconjunction with an article or perhaps with just a short caption with each photos or perhaps none at all where the photos show the story to the reader without any explaination needed.
Simple example of photos story.

Uploading

  • The first thing you do when you get to the publishing page is to set the number of photographs you are going to upload in the Files Upload box and click "let me do it!". This resets the page and blanks the text boxes (so be careful don't fill in the text boxes first as you will lose all your work), and adds uploading options to the bottom of the publishing page.
  • fill in your story and make sure to select or fill in all the required inputs.
  • At the image section, click the browse button and find your images to input them. Try to make the time to add a small description of the photo, it is helpful for slow connections and accesibilty.

  • Maximum image filesize: 60Kb
  • Maximum image width: 460 pixels
  • 5 uploads at a time with your article

Photo list
If you are interested in photography sign up here: http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-irl-photo

Audio/Video
For video, the best formats are probably MPEG (.mpg,.mpeg), Windows Media Video (.wmv), Quicktime(.qt,.mov), and RealVideo(.rm). Remember that video should be encoded at resolutions just high enough to be watchable, any higher is unnecessary.

For audio, the best formats are probably MP3 (.mp3), Windows Media Audio (.wma), and RealAudio(.ram). Please bear in mind that for news reports cd quality audio is not usually required, and lower qualities can easily convey speech with a much smaller filesize. http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-ireland-video

Radio list
If you are interested in audio and radio sign up here:
http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-irl-radio

Copyrights?
We think that all content published on this site should be free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the internet and elsewhere, and we think that Copyleft is an idea which should be central to Indymedia. Because of this, all photos published on this site is done so under these terms by default. However if you want to publish content under different terms and conditions, you must clearly state these terms and conditions in the text of your published article.

Read more about different types of copyrights Creative Commons.


Helpful Links

ImcPhotos A Twiki to develop a Photo IMC and use of photos on imc sites.

To do/comments

I don't know how to do visiable comments ie ones that i can include code below without it acting but not having to put in a "no" variable before each one as in in TextFormattingRules

The stuff under methods is up for discussion.... and would probably be advice rather then strict .ie policy

It is mostly text taken from the publishing page and redjade and other editors advice to contact page mailers

The quickguide above the photos is a quick guide, i've repeated the upload section at the bottom of the page to be more detailed but there is little difference at the moment.

I just put in references to audio/video cos it was another type of file upload, now Ciaran's said there blocked at the mo(due to space issues?) but does that mean you are openly encouraging people to post video and audio on indymedia.co.uk or even radio4all.net?

I've looked around the Global page and there seems to be very little about photography inrelation to indymedia... plenty of video and audio/radio and print but little specificaly about photography?


-- PaulCummins - 29 Jul 2004 Converted Photohelp from HTML to Wiki
-- PaulCummins - 30 Jun 2004 Refined Page and created HTML dummy version linked
-- PaulCummins - 02 Jul 2004 Refinded Photohelp further.
-- PaulCummins - 26 Jul 2004 Moved from PaulCummins to IMCEireTechDev
-- PaulCummins - 26 Jul 2004

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