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Sharing photographs online
Pictures intended for online sharing (e.g. on your website, facebook page or on a community forum), demand similar quality criteria. Of particular concern are:
- file size: match the picture size with the required online display size, use compression formats such as jpg and remove unneccesary meta-data from the picture's exif.
- when placing pictures online for fossil identification, provide a scale bar and views from different angles.
The example below shows a composite picture of the same fossil showing different views and a scale indication (1cm). The white balance of the picture is not top notch, giving the fossil an overall yellowish chroma, but since color is of secondary importance here, fixing the white balance is not considered essential.
Composite picture for fossil identification.
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