Digital Photo Tips for Gifts
You have more control when you upload your digital photos rather than mail in your original photo to place on a gift. Our quick, digital photo tips will help you get the best image on a personalized gift.
Use the best quality photo possible. You probably received image correcting software with your digital camera that you can make simple image corrections, usually cropping, sharpening or correcting color. If you have older photos already printed and you have a scanner, you may want to scan them and make any adjustments yourself before you upload or email them.
- When you're shooting photos and you think you may want to reproduce them on a gift, set your camera to "fine" or "high" for the best quality images for reproducing on a gift.
- Choose clear, close-up images to get the best results.
- Images should always be saved in JPG or PNG format.
- When scanning an older photo, set the scanning resolution to 300 dpi or a "high quality" setting.
- Check the gift item on which your photo will appear. You may need to crop it so it will more closely fill the image area on the gift.
- Carefully read what the image requirements are for each item on the vendor's site. Some gifts may require that there's an extra border all around.