the largest collection of images of Wales - 84,663 images, 379 photographers
We only accept digital images, either scanned from film, or from digital cameras.
We will accept scans done on high end scanners such as Nikon Coolscan, Imacon Flextight, or drum scans. Flatbed scanners are not usually acceptable. These files should be 300dpi, 50mb, 8 bit, and saved as a .tif. Files should be clean, properly exposed and retouched as necessary and in Adobe 1998 colorspace. They should not be sharpened. We view all files at 100%. Do not put sticky labels on discs.
We accept images shot on high end professional digital cameras only. A minimum of 10 megapixels is usually sufficient.
Whilst we sometimes accept reportage and editorial material from photographers saving as .jpg, we prefer stock images to be shot using a raw file format. These files should be converted so as to be correctly exposed in shadow and highlights, always unsharpened and privided as 300dpi , 8 bit .tif files in Adobe 1998 colorspace. There is no need to upsize the files.
Send images on cd or dvd. Put your name, date and email on the disc, do not put sticky labels on the disc.
When sending pictures, there is no maximum or minimum number of images required.
If you are sending a lot of images (more than 100) it is best to send low resolution images
first, captions are not necessary at this stage. We will edit the images and email the edited list. We then require the high resolution files with geographical captions which are best stored in ‘File Info’ in Photoshop.
Keep the file names short and simple. e.g Cardiff 1.tif Grouping files of similar areas, themes or events is always useful.
If you require any assistance or further information, please contact us
We are always looking for top quality images of Wales and the rest of the world.
The images must be sharp with good strong colour, simple and graphic. Scenics with and without people, life-style with people of all ages, sports and activities, industry and commerce, both horizontal and vertical, where appropiate, is useful.
Below is a general list of subjects that we include in the library. It is not meant to be a difinitive list, however it might be useful when considering subjects to submit. The quarterly Newsletter, distributed to all contributing photographers contains up to date specific requests.
|The Arts||Performances, artists, concerts, crafts, etc.|
|Buildings||Castles, housing, ancient sites, modern housing and offices,industrial and business parks.|
|Environment||Natural World- animals, birds, trees, plants, pollution, re-cycling, landscapes, seascapes, townscapes|
|Industry||All forms of agriculture, construction, traditional industry, modern industry, especially electronic, high tec, pharmaceutical, i.t and communication, automotive, research and training|
|Lifestyle||Education, festivals & events, health, people, religion, welsh culture, activities, food and drink, politics|
|Personalities||Sport, industry, music, arts, media|
|Transport||Road, Rail and Sea|
|Sport & Leisure||Traditional and adventure sports, walking, cycling, climbing, surfing, fishing, etc.|