Supplying photos to family members

When I have taken photos of people to whom I am personally connected, such as pictures of church events and children I know, I am almost always happy to provide electronic versions of those photos to family members at no charge if I am satisfied that the person requesting the photos really is related to the person that I’ve photographed. If I have any doubts I will not supply the photos. As a rule of thumb, photos of church events are freely available to relevant church members unless I have a good reason to restrict access.

If I give away photos they are for non-commercial use only; it’s unjust if other people make money out my work and I get nothing. Copyright, for what it’s worth, is always mine.

If I give you photos I do not expect anything in return, but please consider making a donation: there are ongoing internet expenses, photographic equipment is expensive, and there is a lot of work involved in taking and editing photos (I don’t just pull photos out of my camera and put them on my website – each one is edited). I’m on the invalid’s benefit so donations of equipment and cash are what makes photography possible for me. My account number is 03 0355 0587701 00, account name Jachin Mandeno, please make the reference ‘donation’, and thank you :). If you prefer snail mail my address is PO Box 202162, Southgate, Takanini 2246, New Zealand.

If you have any questions please contact me.

How to download photos

Method #1: when viewing a page that holds a single photo (example) put your mouse over the left hand side of the photo to download it.

Method #2: when viewing a thumbnail page (example) click on Select Photos at the top of the page. Put your mouse over a photo and click on the circle to select that photo (or click on the + to enlarge). Select a set of photos then click on Download. At any time you can click on Cancel.

Important information re printing of my photos

I crop according to what looks good, so the proportions (shape) of my photos don’t match the proportions of the prints you will get. When getting photos printed you must request the ‘no crop’ or ‘shrink to fit’ option, otherwise you will lose part of the photo. If your regular photo printer won’t do this I suggest going to Frogprints. Click here to see an illustration of what I’m talking about.

Some photo printing companies wreck photos. If you want the prints to look as I intended them to use Frogprints and choose the “no corrections” option plus matt paper.

How to view the photo captions


This is an optional extra for those who like to download photos so don’t worry if what’s below doesn’t make sense. My website is always open for viewing, captions and all.

My website has a slide show facility and if you wish you can have the captions displayed while the slide show is running. Just click on the slide show button when you see it at the top of a page. Click here to see an example of a slide show.

When I add photos to my website they have a caption giving the names, date, story, etc.. In August 2010 I started adding these captions to the photos of children I know.  This means that when you download the photos you will also have the caption available. In years to come you’ll know what the photo is about because the information is built into the photo (photos taken prior to August 2010 don’t have captions built in because going back and adding them would be a massive job: the exception to this is the photos of David’s funeral).

The captions don’t affect the actual image, rather the text is tucked out of sight. You can view the photos by using pretty much any photo viewing software, but you won’t have access to the captions.

However, there is a very easy way of viewing the captions and the photos at the same time. It’s called Fast Stone Viewer and I have chosen it because it’s simple to use, it does a good job, and it’s free. Click here to download the software (portable version).


Once you’ve installed Fast Stone Viewer open it and locate the photos of mine that you’ve downloaded, using the file tree on the left. Click on the folder containing the photos, and thumbnails (small photos) will appear on the right. This may take a while if the photos are on a memory stick/flash drive.

Double click on a thumbnail and you’ll have a full screen view. Move your mouse to the right edge of the screen and a box will pop up. Click on ‘JPEG comment’ and you’ll see the caption for the photo that’s in front of you (it will be the same as the one on my website).

Move to the next photo using the space bar or right arrow key. Move your mouse to the right edge of the screen and the caption will appear. Repeat as desired :-).

Exit the full screen view by pressing Esc.

Note that you can also add captions to your own photos using Fast Stone Viewer. If you wreck the caption that I’ve written go to my website and download the photo again.


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