Need to find an expert for a story or article on agricultural productivity or animal genetics? Bioengineering or bioluminescence? Climate change or community development? Diabetes or drought?
Look no further than the new Experts Directory that contains detailed descriptions of almost 300 authoritative sources from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension. The college is home to world-renowned scientists who are addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the planet.
Faculty members from the college and Virginia Cooperative Extension are working on issues ranging from agricultural productivity to animal welfare, bioengineering to bioluminescence, diabetes to drought, and climate change to community viability.
Members of the media, fellow scientists, and others can easily find the expert they are searching for using keywords, departments, subject area, or names.
A new Newsroom site also is available where you can learn about the latest news from the college, trends in agriculture, upcoming events, videos, research blog posts, and more.
If you work with Adobe InDesign or would like to learn more about the program, InDesign Secrets is the place to go. Noted as the world’s no. 1 resource for all things InDesign, this site offers a variety of resources on working in the program.
From articles and tutorials to tips of the week and new features, everything you want to learn about InDesign can be found here.
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As smartphones become a mainstay of daily life, you should make sure you know how to use them in the best way possible, especially when it comes to sharing our work. One way to effectively use them when you’re out and about is to take pictures!
One of the best things about having a camera phone is that it keeps you from having to carry around a large digital camera when you’re out in the field or at a meeting. And while you might love your larger camera, you can’t beat the convenience of being able to use your phone to take photos.
To help get you started, I found this great article by Jason Little, sharing lessons you can learn from shooting photos with your camera phone.
In order to produce quality printed and online materials, the actual photo quality is very important when selecting which photos to use. Use the following guidelines when submitting your photos for publication:
- Photos should be high resolution. 300 dpi (dots-per-inch) or higher. When taking photos, make sure that your camera is set to take large format photos.
- Do not resample (change the dpi settings) of your photos. This can result in much poorer quality than leaving it lower resolution.
- Please do not submit images/jpegs in a word document.
- Please submit jpegs either as a zipped file or individually.
- Please do not copy images from websites for print.
Images copied from websites are low resolution unless the website offers high-resolution images. If you zoom up to the image once you have copied the image, you will see it break apart and become blurry. This means that the image is low resolution and not good for print. Web versions of images and print versions are very different.
- NOTE ON COPYRIGHTS : Copyright laws apply to web images. Please be aware of copyright laws to any image you use from the web. Please do not use or submit an image without receiving permission from the owner.
The easiest way to determine if a file is high enough resolution is to look at the size of the file based on the size of the image.
If you are submitting an image that is larger than 2×3 inches and it is less than 1 megabyte, the resolution is too low and the image will print blurry.
- 2×3 inches, approx. 1 MB
- 5×7 inches, approx. 5-8 MB
- 9×14 inches, approx. >24 MB