Working with images: Tips and tools

Tips, important information and tools regarding images on BrainStore's sites

Four things matters

1 Please only use images which are free to use and not protected by copyright.
2 Pay attention to the story the image tells,
3 make sure the images are in the correct aspect ratio (cinema style)
4 and upload them in a high resolution (the number of pixels)

1 Make sure the image is free to use

Please make sure you have the rights to use the image before uploading the image.

2 Quality of the shot

Good images are simple and go with the topic. Not sure if an image works? Ask around.

3 Aspect ratio

Please make sure the uploaded images are the aspect ratio 16 wide x 9 tall. On many cameras you can set this value as a default.
If you select a part of an image (crop it) please make sure the selected part too has the aspect ratio of 16:9.

4 The size

The ideal size for images you upload is 2400px x 1350px or 3840 x 2160. These images show nicely also an large screen with a good resolution.

  • Uploading larger images might lead to a system timeout.
  • Uploading smaller images might significantly reduce the quality.

Tools for cropping and resizing

If you only need to resize an image...

With your Mac

Step 1: Select all the images you want to resize.
Step 2: Right click on them and select “Open With Preview.”
Step 3: In Preview, go to Edit > Select All.
Step 4: Once all images are selected, go to Tools > Adjust Size, select pixels and set the value to 2400 x 1350