Photographing war memorials


Please include at least one-high quality photograph of the war memorial you wish to register. This photograph should show the full view of the memorial.

Unfortunately, low quality photographs cannot be accepted.

Required photo format

Photographs can be in .jpg/.jpeg, .png, or .gif file format.

Printed photographs must be professionally printed on photographic paper.

Minimum quality

Digital images must be at least 2 mega pixels in size, or approximately 1600 x 1200 pixels.

Set the camera image quality to “Fine” or “High” to ensure that the photos taken are of high quality.

Lower quality digital images will also be accepted if the image is of sufficient quality and has not been manipulated.

Printed photographs should be printed on quality photographic paper with dimensions of at least 4 x 6 inches (the “normal” size for photographs from a typical 1-hour photo lab).

The minimum resolution must be 150 dpi or higher—if the resolution is too low, the printed photograph will look pixelated or blurry when viewed on the website.

Re-touching or enhancing photographs 

Please only include copies of the original digital images that have not been manipulated.

Additional photographs

If the war memorial has multiple plaques or sides, additional photographs are very useful. A photograph should be taken of each plaque, showing as much close-up detail as possible. If there are soldiers’ names listed on the war memorials, a photo of each name plaque is also highly desirable.

View tips about photographing war memorials including image resolution and formats.


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