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Photos/Logos in your advert  
  HELPFUL HINT
To test out your image/photo/logo size and format, drag and drop from File Explorer into Internet Explorer. If your image doesn't display, you may have saved the file in the wrong format (see below RGB vs CMYK). If your photo takes up the entire screen - it's way to big!!!
  FILE NAME RULES
  • No spaces in file names
    WRONG:      My GU Patrol.gif
    CORRECT:   My_Gupatrol.gif
     
  • MUST have a browser compatible file extension
    WRONG:       MyGupatrol.jpeg
    WRONG:       MyGupatrol
    CORRECT:   My_Gupatrol.jpg
     
  • No unusual characters - Alpha numeric only
    [email protected]#$%^&*()+=`~{}|\][';:,./?,
    NOT ACCEPTABLE - the only . should be infront of the file extension.
     
  Saving resizing / photos of your items.
You can upload images to help you sell your item. Business listings may also add their logo. You can create or save an image in several ways:
  • Digital Camera
    You can photograph your item with a digital camera and upload the image/photo onto your advert. Use your camera's download software to save the file in the correct format for this website. See below for file size / format information.
     
  • Printed Photos / Scanner
    You can also scan a photo of your item(s) and upload to you advert. Use your scanner software to convert the image to the correct format for this website. See below for file size / format information.
     
  • Software
    There is a range of software for every budget available to resize your photo/image/logo to the correct format. Some Examples are: Microsoft Picture It!, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Firworks, or even Microsoft Paint.
 PHOTO FORMAT
Once you upload an image to 4WD4SALE - our software automatically resizes the image to fit on our website. This will help ensure that your advert will load fast and help your potential customer view your advert quickly.

Saving your images in the correct format PRIOR to uploading will also ensure the BEST quality of your image/photo.

SAVING FORMAT
All images MUST be saved as RGB. The only acceptable file formats are: jpg and gif.
NOTE: files saved in CMYK will not display.

FILE DIMENSIONS
Use your digital camera or scanner software to resize photos to 150 pixels wide by 200 pixels high

FILE SIZE
Photos/images should be saved at 72 - 96 dpi. Try to keep the weight under 50k.
NOTE: large files will take you longer to upload to the website and quality may be reduced considerably.



This example image is
150 pixels high by
200 pixels wide.
 LOGO FORMAT
SAVING FORMAT
All images MUST be saved as RGB. The only acceptable file formats are: jpg and gif.

As a general rule logos are best saved as GIF if they have a flat slab of color and JPG if they have gradation of colors.

Your logo on your business card may not look exactly like the logo on this website. This is because printing inks mix colors differently to how your computer screen mixes colors.

When you buy toner or ink for your color printer what you actually buy is Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. This is known as CMYK, and these four inks are used to mix colors. Computer screens however use Red, Green and Blue (as the primary colors) to mix the rainbow spectrum of colors.
NOTE: files saved in CMYK will not display.

FILE DIMENSIONS
No larger than 400 pixels wide by 400 pixels high.

FILE SIZE
Photos/images should be saved at 72 - 96 dpi. Try to keep the weight under 50k.


  RESIZING IMAGES USING MICROSOFT PAINT
1. Click on your computer Start button (PCs only)
2. Select "Programs"
3. Select "Accessories"
4. Open "Paint"
5. In the top menu, click on "Image"
6. Select "Attributes", change settings as below:


  Glossary
CMYK
CMYK are the ink colors your printer uses to create colors.
C=cyan, M=magneta, Y=yellow, K=black
DO NOT SAVE YOUR IMAGES IN THIS FORMAT

RGB
RGB is the way computer screens creates colors.
R=red, G=Green, B=blue.
THIS IS CORRECT FOR YOUR ADVERT

PIXELS
Your computer screen is measured in pixels.
DO NOT MEASURE YOUR PHOTOS IN CM or INCHES ONLY IN PIXELS.

DPI
DPI stands for Dots Per Inch. It is an old printing term, but for the web it describes the resolution of computer screens and is sometimes referred to as PPI (pixels per inch). Your laserprinter will be 300 or 600dpi but your screen is 72dpi therefore some images will not print out very clearly.

GIF and JPG
These are file formats that graphics are saved as in order to be viewable by a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Safari, Firefox, etc.