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with minor updates by Warren
First of all, you donít have to be an idiot to need this guide. Many people are flummoxed when first confronted with getting their pictures into the challenge galleries, though itís easy once you know how.
You will find the current challenge under its appropriately titled thread at: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1026
These are important. Itís surprising how many people donít read them properly. They are different to the guidelines stated later. There arenít very many of them, but they are more or less set in stone. Itís best to read and abide by them, otherwise whoever is running the current challenge is put in the awkward position of having to enforce them.
Some Useful/Optional Guidelines:
Some of these are very optional, some are advisable though not absolutely necessary. Following these guidelines makes the challenges more fun and fosters a nice cosy, friendly atmosphere, which makes us all feel altruistic and team spirited and encourages everyone to love each other ;-)
Uploading to the Kodak Challenge Galleries:
First you need to prepare your image for the galleries using Photoshop. Convert your image to profile (using sRGB works well) by going: image>mode>convert to profile. Then change the image size to 800 pixels on the long side: image>size. Save as jpeg in file menu>save as, then make sure the slider is set so that the value at the bottom doesnít exceed 200k.
Here is the link for the challenges:
Thatís about it. There are detailed rules within the Kodak Challenge pages, but hopefully this guide will help to explain things a bit more.