Uploading Images

Image format

Picture files must be JPEG (*.jpg, *.jpeg) format.

Image size

The file size should be a maximum of 10MB (megabytes) and at least 1000 pixels on the shortest side. For best results and greater image clarity on your personalised photo block, use larger images with higher resolutions.

Image criteria

There are some restrictions on the image you can place on your Photo Block. The image criteria may be varied by us at any time.

Your image may not contain any of the following:

  • Images deemed to be provocative, sexual, violent or contain other offensive content
  • Profanity or obscenities
  • Images which show illegal or anti-social behaviour

How long will my photos take to upload?

Image files can be quite large depending on the capabilities of your camera. The latest cameras can produce ultra high quality images many megabytes in size. For your convenience the following table has been calculated to show typical upload times based on your connection speed. The times shown are a rough guide. Other factors beyond our control (your ISP, current internet traffic levels, etc...) may cause greater upload times to be experienced.

file size (MB)Approx Time to Upload (mins)
Dial Up 56KADSL 256K2MB
0.5 2 1 15 secs
1 4 2 30 secs
1.5 7 3 45 secs
2 9 4 1
3 13 6 2

If it takes too long to upload file you can:

  1. Try changing your camera settings to a lower resolution which will generate smaller files that upload faster. The trade off is lower quality.
  2. Upgrade your connection to ADSL, Fibre Optic (if available) or Wireless. Consult your internet service provider for details.
  3. Resize your photo is a photo editing program.