USS PYRO AE 1 AND AE 24:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR WEBSITE ADDITIONS

How to send photos, memorabilia, slides, documents, negatives, etc. For the Pyro website: (suggestion: if you are not computer savvy, take these instructions to your commercial copying place). Our Webmaster, C. Ray Nichol, will be happy to get on the phone with them and work out the details (please see address details below).

GETTING THE ITEMS READY TO PUT ON THE WEBSITE:

BEST ALTERNATIVE: Take the items to the closest commercial printing/copying/camera/imaging place you can find to scan them using the information in the technical scanning details found later in this memorandum. (Or go to the USS Pyro image upload instructions on the website. There are also good instructions on how to scan there as well). If you cant find a suitable place to go, the Webmaster can recommend a good one for you.

NEXT BEST ALTERNATIVE: Send items directly to the Webmaster at the address below. If you do it this way, you must label every item so it wont be lost. (Post-it Notes with your name, and item description on it work well.) Please, do not send them until you have called or emailed the Webmaster to let him know they are coming and how they are being sent so they dont get lost or misdirected.

ALTERNATIVE: DIRECT INPUT TO WEBSITE: Call the Webmaster for specific instructions on how to do this yourself.

KEEP A COPY: In any event, we suggest that you keep a copy of what you send (if that is practical), including an extra copy of the electronic format, the documentation and your notes.

ELECTRONIC FORMAT OF WHAT YOU WILL SEND:

The electronic output from the scanning p11/16/2006formats. In technical terms: disks, zip disks, cd-roms, jazz disks, or some other individually designed format. The best for the Webmaster is the cd-rom or a floppy disk. Your scanning place can call the Webmaster, C. Ray Nichol, and talk about the best media format to use. Note: For those who are computer savvy call the Webmaster for instructions on downloading directly to the website and/or to the ftp site.

TECHNICAL SCANNING DETAILS:

Files must be .jpg, .gif, .tif, .eps or .bmp format and filenames may not contain any spaces or special characters. Filenames may be no longer than 32 characters (including extension and period separator)

Image files should be no larger than 500 pixels in either dimension.

Original Size
in inches

Scan Resolution
to yield a
500 pixel image

2 x 3.5

145 ppi

3 x 5

100 ppi

4 x 6

84 ppi

5 x 7

72 ppi

8 x 10

50 ppi

8.5 x 11

46 ppi

8.5 x 14

36 ppi


ABOUT YOUR WRITTEN AND OTHER DESCRIPTIONS:

(Most important-Please tell us about the items you are sending and have your writing and notes refer to the specific item so each gets connected properly:)

Please tell us, in writing, as much as you can about the: who, what, when, where of the item. (Note: if you cant do it in writing, we will have a special format that you can discuss with the Webmaster where you can speak into a tape recorder about the items) (Note: typing is preferable and if you can, please send the writing in either an email or in some other electronic format so our webmaster doesnt have to retype it). Again, if you have questions, please, call the Webmaster.

Specifically, try to give each item one or more categories (described below) so each item can be classified properly.

Lastly, we need to know who is submitting it to the website (who it is from).

MORE DESCRIPTION DETAILS: MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION NEEDED:

WHO IS IT? (If you know, and if not give it a category of Who is this?) Example: several people in the picture identify those you can and classify those that you cant, Who is this?

WHAT YEAR IS THE ITEM RELATED TO? A year or range of years is fine. If unknown, indicate Unknown (Note: your best guess is acceptable, and you can just indicate it is a best guess when you put down the year.)

WHAT IS THE ITEM? e. g.: What is in the picture that is relevant? What is the document?

CATEGORY OF THE ITEM: You can choose one or more of the following categories: ships, shipmates, ports, records, who is this? where is this? what is this? miscellaneous, Pyro reunions

QUESTIONS: Call the Webmaster!!!! He is a warm, pleasant, understanding person-- if you are nice to him. He lives on the west coast and has an answering machine. Please consider the time difference.

HOW TO SEND:

Send the electronic output with the images and your written notes and descriptions to our Webmaster at the address below;

C. Ray Nichol
535 Monte Vista Ave
P. O. Box 503
Quincy, CA 95971

530-283-2668 PHONE
530-280-4060 FAX

Email: Webmaster

WHAT THE WEBMASTER DOES: The Webmaster will then input the information to the website, and you will have a chance to edit it or change your mind about submission.

LATER EDITING: Once it is up on the website, you can have it edited. No problem.

WEBSITE ADDRESS: http\\www.usspyro.com

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