We’ve created various software applications for Windows and Mac that simplify some common tasks and hopefully cut down on the amount of computer expertise you’ll need. We’ll add to the collection over time, so if you have ideas for something that would make life easier for you, please let us know!
Members’ Entry Preparer Application for Windows
This application runs on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. We don’t have versions available for Windows XP or for Macs.
The Entry Preparer is an application that helps you select the images you want to enter into a competition, and prepares them to comply with the competition rules. It doesn’t do any image editing, so you’ll still need to use Photoshop or your favourite image processing software for that.
You’re not required to use the application, of course, but we think it will make life easier for you and mean that you can concentrate on the photography and not worry about the computery work. In addition, having all the entries submitted in a standard form will make life easier for the Competition Secretary.
So what does the application do for you? Well, it:
- Gives you a list of the upcoming competitions with details of the submission dates and other information.
- Lets you choose from your prepared images and build up your collection of entries.
- Resizes any images that aren’t at the required size of 1920 pixels wide and 1440 pixels high.
- Lets you set the titles you want for each entry
Finally, when you’ve got your entries just how you want them, the application will automatically write them to a USB stick which you can hand in.
The links below let you download the setup file for the latest version. You just need to download this and run it, and the application will be set up for. There’s also a link to a “Getting Started” guide that explains how to install the application and get working with it.
Download the application setup file (new 2019 version LPS_Entry_Preparer_188.8.131.528_Setup.msi) AND ALSO download the competition calendar for the application
Download the “Getting Started” guide (new 2018 version) as a pdf file
LPS Competition Manager for Mac
Download the Competition Manager for Mac zip file (version 1.0)
Once you have downloaded the zip file, it may automatically expand into a folder including the apps. If not, just double-click on the zip file to expand it.
For competition 5, the panel of three, a different folder structure is required. This app will create it for you. Just double click on the app, and the correct folder structure will be created automatically ion your desktop.
Download the folder structure app for the panel of 3 (version 1.0)
If you encounter a dialog box that says you cannot run the app, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General and select [OpenAnyway]