Share your Images

The NFXF’s printed materials and website are the product of many peoples’ efforts—not the least of them parents and friends who share digital photographs of their children and loved ones with us on a regular basis. The foundation does not have a staff photographer—most all the photographs you see on the web or in our brochures, fundraising appeals and other materials are due to the kindness and talent of amateurs with the desire to share their work with us. We invite you to be among them. In order to help you along, we’ve pulled together some basic guidelines to assist in your efforts. Please review them and then snap away for the benefit of interested and appreciative members of the Fragile X community.

  1. The most critical point and the chief determinant of whether your photo will be suitable for publication in printed material: Please set your camera on the largest image size and the highest quality resolution it will allow. Different cameras have different terms, but the setting will usually be noted as “High,” “Super Fine,” “Ultra-High” or a similar term. Consult your manual or a knowledgeable friend or relative if you can’t find where you manage this setting.
  2. Your final image should ideally be at “300 dpi” (dots per inch), which will make for a sharp (rather than blurry and faded-looking) image. To find dots per inch, click on the photo on your computer’s pull-down menu for something like “Inspector,” “Get Info” or “Document Properties.” DPI, along with image size and file size, should be noted there. Please note: the dpi cannot simply be typed in and changed (for instance, from 72 to 300 dpi) in your photo editing software; the image must be shot at a high dpi.
  3. Most photos of adequate dimensions and resolution for print reproduction will be in a range from 500K to 2MBs on your file. If it’s under 100K, there’s little chance the photo will hold up for print media (though it may well be fine for the NFXF website; electronic media requires much lower resolution than does print).
  4. Unless you are very adept, do not crop, resize or try to edit your image in any way. We would much prefer to worry about that.
  5. Try to save your image in JPEG or PNG formats. Do not use heavy JPEG compression.
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Select an image file from your computer.

I hereby grant the National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF) full permission to use either my name (if necessary) and my image or my child's name (if necessary) and image in any publication, advertising materials (printed or electronic) or online videos (including YouTube) without payment or any other consideration in perpetuity.

I hereby authorize the NFXF to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute the image. I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein my image appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the image.

I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge the NFXF from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf of on behalf of my estate which may have or may have by reason of this authorization.

Please note that not all images will be used.

I am 18 years of age or older and am competent to contract in my own name. I have read this release, and I fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this release.