How to Add Your Picture or QSL Card
to the QRZ.COM database
QRZ is pleased to accept your digital QSL photo or card to add to
our online database. Your picture will appear on our http://www.qrz.com
website and possibly on a future edition of the
QRZ Ham Radio CDROM.
DX (non-USA) Stations Please Note:
Your callsign must be listed in the QRZ Database before you
send us your picture. If your callsign is not listed, you must first
go to our update page
and add your information. We cannot copy this information from
your card image.
Our website production team uses Adobe Photoshop to process all
incoming images. We can accept most common file formats including
.BMP, .TIF, .GIF, .PCX etc. The final published image will be in
.JPG format and if necessary, we will convert the image that we
receive from you into .JPG format.
Our standard picture image is 400 pixels wide and 300 pixels high
(400x300). Vertical (portrait) images may be a maximum of 300
pixels wide and 350 pixels high (300x350). Don't worry if you
don't know how to adjust the size of your picture - we review
and adjust all image sizes anyway. One important exception is
the size of the image file. Our server will not accept picture
uploads that are larger than 500kb.
Sending Us Your Image
Go to our update page and you will
find a menu where you can upload your picture online.
We can also accept your image via FTP at: ftp.qrz.com
FTP Upload Notes
If you are using FTP note that there is no need to email us
once you have successfully uploaded your picture.
Image Name (FTP Users Take Note!)
We require that all image files be named properly. The file name must
be the same as the callsign that the picture is for. Suppose your
callsign is W1ABC. Your image file name must then be W1ABC.JPG.
Whether it's .GIF or .JPG, or .BMP doesn't matter, as long as the
first part of the name is W1ABC (or your callsign).
Hard Copy Photos and Cards
Unfortunately, as of September 1, 1999 we no longer accept hard copy
photos, cards or floppy disks sent to us by postal mail.
It was taking way too long to process these (some folks
had to wait up to 6 months) and so we decided it was better not do
disappoint people by asking them to wait so long. The good news
is that PC desktop photo scanners are really getting cheap
now (less than $100) and lots of people have them.
By submitting your photo or QSL card or image to QRZ
you explicitly waive any and all copyrights, compensation and/or
royalties to the use of the image. You also give QRZ and Walnut Creek
CDROM complete permission to reproduce the image, in whole or in part,
any number of times in any media.