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To send in photos for publication in our papers and on our website please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org following the guidelines below.
Guidelines for submitting photographs
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the right to submit photos for publication. If you are not the owner or originator of the photo then you should have the permission of that person to submit the photos. Please note that any photos submitted in this way may be published in print and made available on line. The Connacht Tribune newspapers and www.galwaynews.ie will accept submitted photographs in good faith and will accept no liability for breaches of copyright or otherwise in respect of photographs submitted to them.
2. File types
Only JPEG files will be published online. This is the standard type produced by most cameras.
A photograph without a caption will not be published. Captions should be contained into the metadata of photographs rather than an accompaniment to photographs. This means that the caption becomes part of the photo and travels with the image all the time and therefore will not be separated from it. There are a number of free applications which will carry out this such as Adobe Photoshop Album Starter http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/starter.html . Note that the current version of Picasa and Windows Photo Gallery do not embed the caption in the metadata of an image.
Accurate, comprehensive captions make searching for photos a lot easier.
4. Naming of photos
Where possible photos should be named with an obvious title, e.g. Salthill V Mervue U14 1.jpg.
The photographs should be of the highest quality possible on your camera. A team photograph taken on a small digital camera will not reproduce very well in the newspapers unless the camera is set to the highest possible quality.
You should ensure that the date setting on your camera is correct. Our system uses the date embedded in the metadata of the image to file photos in date order. If the date on your camera is wrong, your photos may be mis-filed.