Needs Your Help!
How to Submit Articles
Email to Andre Bassick
The success of The Review depends on club members
to submit stories and pictures of their British cars and the fun
they have driving them. Getting your story and photos published
is easy if you follow the procedures outlined below:
Text: I prefer to receive articles in electronic
form. If you have a computer, you can just email a Notepad or
Word document to me. The page layout software I use can translate
just about any word processor’s format, or if it’s
easier for you, you can cut-and-paste your article directly into
your email program. I have to re-type any articles that come to
me on paper, and I’m a slow typist, so they may not get
into the Review in a timely manner. I’ll still take them
Photographs: In this age of digital cameras, it’s
easier than ever to submit pictures for the Review. The easiest
thing to do is send me the fi le just as it produced by your camera.
If you have a conventional film camera, you can either send me
a print for scanning or scan the print yourself. If you send a
print, I will scan it and return it to you, usually within one
If you care to scan a print yourself, or want to
tweak a digital picture you’ve taken, it is important to
scan at high resolution. The Review’s columns are 2.3 inches
wide, so your picture needs to end up at least five inches on
the long dimension so I have the freedom to print the picture
two columns wide. In other words, if it’s a vertical picture,
scan it so it is five inches tall; if horizontal, five inches
wide. Most important of all is the PPI, or pixels per inch, setting.
Some scanners refer to this as DPI, or dots per inch. This setting
must be at least 240. Of course, increasing this fi gure increases
file size dramatically, so there is no need to set it higher.
Lower settings result in unsatisfactory reproduction in print.
You can save the image as a J-peg (.jpg extension) provided you
use a quality setting of at least 10 in Adobe Photoshop v6.0;
or quality 8 in earlier Photoshop versions and other imaging programs.
If all that sounds confusing, just send a print
and I’ll take care of the numbers.Or, give me a call and
I can walk you through the process. With your contribution, the
Review will continue to be the fun-to-read, valuable publication
it has always been.