Producing Images for Projection (DPIs)

When preparing competition images for projection, there are three key points to consider:

  • The naming must comply with the format used by the competition software.

  • The size of the image in pixels must fit within the projection window.

  • Complete an entry form and bring it along to the competition. You can find the form here: Comp Entry Form

Image naming

The image name is important because the competition software uses the image name to extract information about each entry. The format is very simple and comprises three parts. The first is your name. Use your first and last name with a space in between. Next, add an underscore as a separator followed by the title of the image. You can use spaces in the title but NO other punctuation such as !, ?, etc. After the title, add another underscore separator followed by the competition section you're entering. The only two options are: BEG for beginners and NA for the open section.

Here is an example for an entry in an open competition:

Mike Richards_My Title_NA

Here's an example for a beginner's competition:

Mike Richards_My Title_BEG

Image size

The maximum size for a projected image is: 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high. It doesn't matter if your image is in landscape or portrait format, it must still fit within that size. It often helps to visualise the limitation as a window that's 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high, see below. There are many different way to resize an image and we cover that elsewhere on the site.