How to Submit your Document on ViewMate
(1) Prepare your documents
- Prepare your documents (using scanner or image editing software) and save
them in the appropriate format - JPEG, TIFF, PNG or GIF. Please be sure to
include the correct extension (.jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .png or .gif) in the filename.
do not use a number as the first character in your filename.
your document if necessary to display only the area of interest -
this will reduce the document's file size.
ViewMate will accept a maximum file size of 1MB per file.
recommendations on scanning and preparing your documents can be found
in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- A maximum of five (5) files per user per viewing cycle (7 days).
If you have additional files, please DO NOT SUBMIT them until your
current files have been removed.
(2) Log in to JewishGen
Log in to JewishGen or register as a new user to upload files and access
your "My ViewMate."
(3) Submit your document to ViewMate
Upload Your Image page to upload your document
to ViewMate. After you confirm that the image is acceptable, you add
the information about your file on another form.
You will then see
all your submissions listed on a single page with the ability to edit
any file, if necessary. You complete the submission process on the
Listing page and receive a confirmation message after you submit each
file. An email notification that your file has been submitted is sent
automatically to the ViewMate Administrator.
(4) ViewMate Administrator prepares your document for display on ViewMate
notification that your file has been submitted to ViewMate, the ViewMate
Admin will post your document to the ViewMate Viewing Gallery. Your
file will NOT be displayed immediately. Under most circumstances,
this will be done within 2-3 days.
(5) ViewMate Admin contacts you when the document is ready
When your file
has been placed on the ViewMate site, the ViewMate Administrator will
contact you via e-mail to notify you that the file is available for
(6) You announce the availability of your ViewMate document
Once your document
is made available on ViewMate, you can publicly announce its availability
in the most appropriate forum (such as JewishGen SIG lists).
(7) Managing Your Submissions
For instructions on managing your submissions after they've been posted, please see the "Managing Your Images" questions on the FAQ page.