You can upload images in JPEG, TIFF or BMP formats, or non-transparent GIF or PNG formats. Each image should be less than 20MB.
Ideally the images should be no less than 1000 pixels along the longest side. This is because all images in eHive can be accessed in a larger detailed view.
eHive does not currently support uploading audio or video files. However, it is possible to store an audio or video clip elsewhere (for example, on a free site like Vimeo, AudioBoom, YouTube or on your institution’s own web server) and link to it from your object record on eHive. This link is created using HTML anchor tags.
When you upload an image, the file size of the image is added to your Account Usage. The amount of storage you use determines your Account Level. You can use imaging programs or bulk resizer to downsize your images before uploading them. This will use less of your storage space in eHive.
Does the DPI matter?
“DPI” or dots per inch is the density that an image will print at. The higher the DPI, the higher the quality of the printed output. The DPI setting does not have an effect on eHive – we are only concerned with the pixel resolution of the image for display on the webpage.
Watermarking an image
There are no watermarking features built directly into eHive. There are both free and commercial watermarking tools available, with the free options offering less control over the position and size of the watermark. Typical watermarking software allows you to add a standard text or icon disclaimer and apply it in bulk to a set of images. If you want to watermark images then you should do this before uploading the images to eHive.
We recommend not watermarking the images as this detracts from the visitor's experience. Within eHive the public only have the option of viewing a relatively low resolution copy of the image. Every published eHive record also clearly displays the copyright licence for each record.