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READERS' FEEDBACK: Photo Submission Checklist
See also:  Ancestor Photo Submission Checklist

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From: Amelia O. Debusman <amelia@iglou.com>
DearMYRTLE,

Would it be helpful to give birth and death dates, if known? I have pictures that I know the dates of the people but not the picture.

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From: Cindy Alldredge <cindyall@gmail.com>
DearMYRTLE,

I would also allow .bmp files since .jpgs lose quality everytime you open and save them. If the person sending them has saved them with low quality it will affect how the picture looks after being sent to you and saved then saved again on the website. You could then change the .bmp to a .jpg and it will only have to be saved once. I don't know too much about this but have sometimes had this problem with my UTGenWeb sites. Have a great day, Cindy.

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From: BaxLlo@aol.com <BaxLlo@aol.com>
DearMYRTLE,

In a message dated 2/7/2005 10:48:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com writes:
>10. How did you obtain this image?
>11. Is this a copy of an original held by someone else? If so please indicate the original owner and location.

Apropos the copyright discussion earlier this week:
12. Has permission been given by the owner of the original for this use.

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From: Shelina <passionforquilting@yahoo.com>
DearMYRTLE,

It is hard to make sure you have included everything you need from the beginning. If I were you, I would ask these additional questions:

1. Snail mail address of submitter - this way if they change their email address, you can still contact them.
You can also ask them if they give you permission to share this address with others.

2. Ask if there are any objects in the picture that have any special significance, and what it is. (change the wording of your original question, so that if the picture has people in it, important objects are still identified.) (include pets)

3. Ask what is going on in the picture. If the people are doing something, it might not be obvious to a casual observer.

4. When asking when and where, ask them to be as specific as they can, as in "Sue Smith's house in Smithville, Smith county, Indiana, before it was burned down in May of 1911"

5. You might want to ask for the ages or birthdates of the people in the photograph, and the relationship of the people in the photograph to each other. If I tell you all the people in the picture are my first cousins, you don't know if they are siblings or cousins to each other.

Hope that helps!


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