I have been trying to decipher the Houston entry rules. They are accepting digital images for the jury process for the first time. I thought this would be a good thing, but they are making it really complicated for some reason. Other shows basically say.. 2 images per disc with at least a 4 megapixel camera.. not edited. Pretty easy. Here is the rules for Houston
"Digital images should be submitted on a CD containing two jepg files. Each image should be 1800 pixels wide x1200 pixels in height or 6" X 4" at 300dpi. The images should be RGB (or sRGB, if you have the option). No CMYK images accepted. The image should be saved at the highest resolution baseline" orstandard jpeg" setting (do not save as a progressive jpeg). This size will allow us to view for jurying purposes and have a small print quality version, should we need it.
When naming your images, please only use letters, numbers, dashes, and underscores; do not use spaces; keep the file name under 24 characters and end with a .jpg. Please start with at least a portion of your last name and a portion of the quilt title (depending on length). For example if your name is Sally Smith and your piece is called Yellow Day, please name your images Smith_yellowday_full.jpg and Smith_yellowday_detail.jpg."
Geeze.. can they make it any more difficult? I can't get my images to 1800x1200. I can get it to 1800, but the other side is 1350. I can't get all of the numbers to match up to what they require. Plus, doing this reduces the image size from what it was, so I don't know how they can look at it and get a sharp image to jury.
I don't know what to do about this.. should I just get slides made, or skip the entry all together?