Resize/Optimize Your Photos for the Web

How to optimize your photos for the web: resizing and selecting the best level of compression. Includes a link to info on protecting your photos online.

How to Prepare you Photos for Upload to SCPC SmugMug Galleries

Two primary considerations must be addressed for successfully posting your images on the South County Photo Club SmugMug Galleries.

1.  Resizing the photos so they are not so big as to degrade SmugMug performance or so small that the image is not showcased effectively.

2. Applying a “watermark” to your photo so members know it is yours is especially helpful for photos you want to share from Club Outings.   For our Monthly Challenges Watermarks are not allowed so the  identity of the person behind the entry is not revealed, avoiding any possible bias for the judges.

For a collection of general educational material addressing these two needs click on the following links.

Primer on Image Dimensions and Resolution

If you’re unclear about the various aspects of digital image size and output resolution check out this six-minute video.

Focus Stacking

This tutorial shows how to shoot a sequence of shallow-depth photos and then process them in Photoshop so that the final image is in focus throughout.

Photography Podcasts

  • The Candid Frame—The place for in-depth conversations with the world’s best established and emerging photographers.
  • The Digital Photo Experience was created by Rick Sammon and Juan Pons to bring to you the best photography tips, advice, news and information. Both Rick and Juan live and breathe photography and are always eager to share with you what they know.
  • The Digital Story—weekly digital photography podcasts, photo tips, reader submitted pictures, equipment reviews & more
  • photofocus—education and inspiration for visual storytellers

We welcome photography enthusiasts of ALL levels with any camera type.
We are here to share and learn from each other.
We encourage guests to attend our meetings to find out what we are all about,
and we hope you stick around and consider becoming a member.