Guidelines for adding images to the article.
Decorative images* to be avoided.
Use jpeg/ jpg (preferred) images. Avoid PNG, GIF and other formats as far as possible and feasible.
Images to have a maximum width of 700 px (width) since any image larger than this size will not add any value to the user experience. Kindly resize your images to for to width of 700px width, keep the height in original proportion for the respective width.
PNG images can be used if they have some text/ factual information/ process and thus requires the quality to be retained.
Try breaking images into 2 or more parts if your content represents a process, timeline or anything which requires a width greater than 700px. If that is not feasible or makes the image distorted/ reduces usefulness, then do mention while submitting the content with a note. This will help our editorial team to apply required settings which will enable the image to be viewed in full size by clicking on it for a high quality version of the same.
Avoid multiple small images, save them as 1 single image if possible.
*Decorative Images - Images which do not have any text/ figures/ information in them. Also they do not add any value to the text, they are added just for the sake of adding a relevant (but not essential) visual element.
*Informative Images - Images which contains flowcharts, text, figures, pie charts etc. These are also the highly relevant images or which are required for any kind of annotation or helpful/ required to explain the issue. problem being discussed/ explained in the article.
Tools to resize images & reduce the size (compress)
Use any free tool like MS Paint to resize the image (please note that there will be a loss of quality while using MS Paint).
It can also be used to change the format/ extension of image by using the "Save as" option and selecting the required format from drop down menu