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SlideRoom Support – A Great Resource!

I’ve had a few questions about the image size of Portfolio art, and I found this great page in SlideRoom Support –

Generally, image files (5MB max) are easiest to view in .jpg or .png formats though SlideRoom also permits .gif, .tif, .bmp, or .tga.

Videos (250MB max) work best as a .mov or .mp4 though SlideRoom also permits .m4v, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, and .mkv (linked files from Vimeo or YouTube are good alternatives as well).

Likewise, .pdf is best for documents (10MB max).

What SlideRoom says about image size:

“Images do not have to be a particular size as our servers will process them to fit our system. Our processors will resize anything larger than 1280 x 1280 x 72 ppi to fit within those limitations.”

Here’s a paraphrase of one of the Hopkins faculty discussing image size for the Portfolio:

(In Photoshop) use the “Save for Web” function and save your image as either a high quality JPG or PNG file. …Don’t be concerned about the small file size. PS is good these day at compression.

SlideRoom also has other help pages –

For questions about other aspects of the Step One – Portfolio part of admissions to the Johns Hopkins – Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program, please contact us –

Have a great weekend!

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