The Railfaneurope.net Picture Gallery Upload Page
Look at the end of this page for instructions, tips and tricks.
If you want to upload multiple files at once you can put them in one .zip
or .tar file (5MB max) and use the special ZIP
Special note: Only pictures from Europe, Northern Africa and the
Middle East are accepted. For other pictures use similar websites like
File names should ideally be short but descriptive, and be composed of the
following characters (excluding blanks):
0-9 A-Z a-z - + _ , .
Everything else can usually be handled as well but gets awkward or
causes additional work.
Please upload your picture files in JPEG format. GIF and PNG files are also possible, but
not recommended, as scanned photographs generally turn out larger in this format.
Picture files should not exceed 150 kB in size (some older pictures in the
picture gallery which are larger than this notwithstanding). As an approximate
rule of thumb, 1024 x 768 pixels is enough for a picture to be viewed on-screen
(but less is also fine!). The compression feature of the JPEG file format
(may be called differently by your software) can also be used to reduce file
size without a loss of quality visible to the human eye.
Please include a short .txt file (in plain text format) for every picture
(with the same base name, but the extension .txt in place of .jpg or .gif
- see here
for an explanation
what this may mean on a Windows system with hidden file name extensions)
with some information about the photo and name of the photographer. Plain
7-bit ASCII (US-ASCII, ISO 646) text is sufficient,
ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1) eight-bit characters or HTML
like ü can be used too, also HTML tags like <P> for paragraphs
and <BR> for line breaks (please notice that line breaks are
otherwise not recognized in HTML). Please do not
upload MS Word,
RTF or full HTML files just renamed with extension .txt, as these cannot be
parsed by our scripts.
Here is a simple example:
ABC locomotive 123 456 with a local train, leaving station Anyplace
for Somewhere Else.
Photo by J. Random User (email@example.com)
For each photograph, the name of the photographer or copyright owner
must be given with a valid e-mail contact address.
Pictures that are not submitted with an accompanying text file containing
the required information will be rejected.
So, the name of the
photographer/copyright owner AND
an e-mail contact address is
required, the e-mail address alone is not sufficient. Neither is a website
URL instead of an e-mail address.
If you don't want your e-mail address to appear on the HTML pages, you may
place it on a separate line with "#" as the first character. Each line in
a .txt file beginning with "#"
is regarded as a comment and will not be incorporated into
the pix.html page, not even in the HTML source. But the e-mail address
be stated somewhere in the .txt file!
If you're interested in more details on what can be put into a .txt
file, see the instructions
on writing text files for the Railfaneurope.net Picture Gallery.