Click the publishing button in the top right hand corner.
Any questions email the photo list at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact page or email email@example.com
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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