As a repository of archive material for our old School the website absolutely welcomes any contribution you are able to make. Vintage or recent photographs, old sound recordings and 8mm home movies or any Cray-related documents from end of term reports to pages from exercise books can all be published on the Blog for the appreciation of us all. Here are the guidelines for submitting material for publication.
The easiest way to submit photographic or documentary material is by attachment to an email. We can accept material in most formats but .jpeg, .jpg or .png is preferred. As items are only intended to be viewed online and not printed you only need to aim for the dimension of 1500 pixels along the longest edge if possible. If you are not comfortable with the technology (and you went to Cray Valley?) don’t worry, just send your photos or documents for scanning and we will sort it out for.
Scan your slides or negatives to achieve a preferred minimum dimension of 1500 pixels along the longest edge.
If you don’t have a film scanner we will do it for you.
Please scan flat documents to achieve a minimum dimension of 1500 pixels along the longest edge. You should find the setting for this on your scanner as the ‘target’ size (1500 pixels on the long edge).
Please send all material to the address given on the ‘Contacts' page.
Most screens have a native resolution of 72 or 96 pixels per inch. Whatever resolution you scan your photographs at will make little difference when just viewing on a screen. It is only when the file is used to actually print the photograph or document that the embedded resolution will make a difference to size and quality.
In order to stream sound archives online they must be converted from analogue into MP3 format (as used on an iPod). If you are able to submit files in this format it will save us time but almost any other audio format can be accepted.
Ideally you will already have uploaded your archive movie to YouTube which we can then imbed directly into our ‘Film Archive’. If not you may send your files in any video format either online or by CD/DVD in the mail.