Handling images

How large should images be?

Generally speaking, you should upload images in the best possible quality. That means: large images with a high resolution. Image files will be resized automatically for usage on tablet computers and smartphone screens. When being displayed on a regular monitor, however, a high quality image is extremely important.

For landscape shots, please use a horizontal format (aspect ratio 16:9). Vertical format images are often cut off.

A 3600 x 2800 pixel resolution is an appropriate average. This is about the size that an 8-megapixel camera delivers. This is particularly important for the full-screen display on the website and the PDF printout.

Images with an extreme aspect ratio are detected as panorama automatically.

A suitable file format for images is JPEG with high quality (80-100%).

Images in the Outdooractive platform

Images which are uploaded to the Outdooractive platform are used in several output channels e.g. various websites, applications and printed material. Here is an overview of all output channels.

The general terms and conditions apply when publishing images.

What should I pay attention to when uploading own images?

You do not have to consider anything special when uploading your own material.

What should I pay attention to when uploading images by other authors?

The photographers have to agree to the use of their material on the Outdooractive platform and all output channels. All images have to be attributed in the manner specified by the author. This means that their names have to be indicated in the field “author”, if they didn’t renounce or even forbid attribution.

What should I pay attention to when using images under a Creative Commons license?

Images from a free database (e.g. commons.wikimedia.org) can be used on the platform, under the condition that you follow the license terms. Usually, you have to refer to the author of an image and the respective license.

Additional restrictions

If there are recognizable persons on the image, you must respect the rights to one’s own picture. This regulation foresees that images can only be used under the consent of the depicted persons, unless the people are only an additional feature to a main object, e.g. a building or a landscape. Please note that even objects can be protected by copyright. This involves for example private objects or objects in countries where different copyright laws apply (e.g. the Eiffel-Tower at night).
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