This is important information. Please adhere to it. The same naming convention now applies to both Digital Image Competition and Image Evaluation images.So what is the naming convention?
So forget everything that was specified before 11 December 2008! We now have
a much simplified naming convention.
Here are the simplified rules:
|COMPLIANT FILENAMES||NON-COMPLIANT FILENAMES|
|Summerlove046.jpg||I don't read instructions999.jpg|
|Pleasegetitright876.jpg||Wots rong with numbers?.jpg|
|WhiteCheekedHoneyeater055.jpg||Asking for disqualification.jpg|
Note: All uppercase, or all lowercase or mixed case is acceptable for filenames. Arguably, it's easier for a person to read and translate the filename if it is shown in mixed case as in the example above.
Compare the readability of...
ForWhomTheBellTolls367.jpg Vs forwhomthebelltolls367.jpg
If you are submitting Evaluation images that need to be displayed in a particular order - for example a before and after processing version of the same photograph - please ensure you name them so they'll appear in alphabetical order, by appending a sequence number or letter to the filename.
Please don't name your images like so...
...because 'after' will come before 'before' when the images are sorted alphabetically.
If you name them like this...
...they will be sorted correctly and they won't create extra work for the Image Evaluation coordinator. The Image Evaluation coordinator may reject images that don't comply with the naming convention or request the author to correct the filenames.