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Photography of your townland.

Photographs should be taken of :

  • All houses presently occupied and ruins of houses not occupied.
  • Photographs of gravestones of previous occupants.
  • Present occupants that give interviews.

Old photographs of previous inhabitants of the townland should be obtained and scanned and returned to their owners. 

When the family trees have been established contact may be made with descendants of previous inhabitants in foreign countries. These people may be able to provide photos as email attachments

Photographs should be downloaded from the digital camera and edited in a program such as Paint Shop Pro.

The image may be cropped if there is too much background. When the image is being saved reduce the size of the image so it is no bigger than its final size on the web page.

Make sure the web toolbar is visible. Press button. On the quality tab, set the compression ratio for the image. The higher the compression ratio, the faster the image loads but also the quality is decreased. The image should be saved as a JPEG. Images should not be any bigger than 30Kb.

Photographs will be included in the pages on each townland will include:

  • gravestone inscriptions.
  • photographs of houses (occupied and unoccupied in the townland)
  • old photographs of previous occupants.
On each page of photographs a thumbnail version should be displayed with a hyperlink to a larger photograph.

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