We welcome all photo submissions, but have a few guidelines. Because of the volume of photos we receive, we appreciate if you will:
• crop all unnecessary background to highlight the athletes
• please specify the meet and event where the pictures were taken
• email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org whenever possible.
We appreciate your assistance and your understanding that the webmasters will make the ultimate decision about which photos to include, though our goal is to use as many as we can. We also appreciate your sending just the ‘best’ photos, those that show the team at its best. Please do not include those that are blurred, have just partial athletes, etc. Please do not send ‘series’ shots – those taken within just seconds of each other, as we cannot use all of them and would prefer that you choose just your favorites.
Please note that we are not always able to use cell phone photos. Many of them are too small to display well on the web site. We appreciate your understanding that we will use them only as possible.
Finally, while there are many other websites that might also have meet photos that you think we could include, we appreciate it if you are able to collect those and forward them to us, rather than just sending us the web sites where they’re located. We do not typically include links to other web sites.
Please submit your meet photos within seven days of the meet so that they can be uploaded to Google Picasa. Any photos received after this date will be uploaded after the season is over.
Photo Submission FAQ
What does it mean to resize pictures?
Most digital cameras take large resolution pictures (think ‘dots per inch’). Reducing the resolution of the picture reduces the size of the picture file, making it faster to send over the internet and requiring less space on Picasa. This also allows us to include more photos.
What does it mean to crop photos?
With many digital photos, there is excess background at the sides, top, or bottom. By ‘cropping’ the photo, you remove that excess, which has the effect of enlarging the part of the photo that remains.
I have lots of pictures to give you – what’s the best way to do that?
There are software programs available that allow you to email multiple pictures. Before downloading any program, make sure you are aware of how that program works and if your computer has the necessary hardware/software requirements. We obviously cannot be responsible for software you have downloaded to your computer.
One example of a photo editing program is Google Picasa, which is a free download. If you choose to download this program, go to http://www.google.com, type in ‘Picasa,’ and it will take you to the download site. Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, it will organize your pictures; for help on using the program, emailing photos, or resizing pictures, check out the Google Picasa Help menu.
What other choices do I have for getting you my photos?
Other options for getting lots of pictures to us include getting them to either Christine Tarne, Wendy Bado (Cross Country/Track and Field) or Kathy Imgrund (Team Swanson) on a CD. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR CD RETURNED, please make sure your name is on the CD and add the phrase ‘PLEASE RETURN.’ Send an email to the webmaster (see above) to coordinate this and one of us will respond to you.
Track and Field photos use the following:
SMNWTF AAAA BB-BB CCCCCC
A – four digit year (track and field photos go back to 2007)
B – Date of the event
C – Event name (time trials, SM North Invitational, etc.)
Cross Country photos use the following:
SMNWCC AAAA BBBB CC-CC DDDDDDD
A – four digit year (cross country photos go back to 2003)
B – Boys, Girls, All or Misc Photos (dependent on the number of photos submitted)
C – Date of the event
D – Event name (time trials, League, etc.)
Team Swanson photos use the following:
Team Swanson AAAA BB-BB CCCCCC
A – Four digit year (Team Swanson photos go back to 2008)
B – Date of the event
C – Event name (Greg Wilson, Olathe East, etc.)