FishWise uses JPG or GIF format files. The pictures should be 720 pixels wide with a height of 400 pixels and generally have a file size of between 40 and 120 Kilo Bytes. Conventionally the fish is displayed horizontally with its tail on the right hand side and head at the left. This is true for all types of fish except for the Left Eye Soles which are shown with the head
at the right hand side of the picture.
If you send pictures to FishWise, please include the following information with the picture:
Scientific name of the fish
Estimated size of fish in millimetres
Name of the photographer
Place and country where the picture was taken
Any other information which you feel would be of interest such as camera and lens used and the depth at which the picture was taken..
The easiest way is to include the information in the name of the file, see example below:
“Pomacanthus imperator juv ~100mm John Smith South Africa Shark Rock St Lucia Nikon D2X.JPG”
If you are concerned about your pictures being downloaded and printed, it is wise to select a quality level of about 6 to 8 when saving the JPG file. Play around a bit and decide on a quality level that looks good on the screen but which is not suitable for printing.