Basically, there are 3 things you need to check before submitting a picture to this site:
- File Type: There are many kinds of picture files out there. For my site, please use JPG files. (GIF files are okay too, but I like JPG better.) They are the most commonly used picture file types on the internet.
- File Size: This means how much disk space your file takes up. Sometimes when you scan in pictures with a scanner, the file sizes can be pretty huge. So please shrink them down to 200kb or less. (Wallpapers can be slightly larger at 400kb or less.)
- Image Size: This means how big your picture looks on your computer screen. Some internet browsers will automatically shrink down pictures to fit your screen. The Windows image viewer also shrinks pics down automatically. But these only APPEAR to shrink down the picture. The actual image size may be much bigger than what you think it is. So it's important for you to check the image size and see how many pixels it actually is, rather than just looking at the pic in your browser. Images must be under 1000 pixels in width and height. (Unless you're sending in a wallpaper. Check the submission page for specific wallpaper sizes.)
These things are easy to check. If you use Windows, open up a folder and click on your image. The Information ought to be listed in the details section of the folder. I use Windows XP. Your folders may be set up differently, but look around. Most folders have something similar to this:
Click for picture.
If you drew your picture on the computer, then whatever drawing program you used ought to be able to convert files. I'm not familiar with all the different types of programs out there, but the Help function of whatever program you are using ought to list ways to convert and condense files.
If you're not sure whether your drawing program can convert files or not, then feel free to download IrfanView and read the rest of this page.