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General Photo Information

If you are unable to upload your digital photo when placing your order, please email your photo to hello@invitationconsultants.com with your order number in the subject line.

Photo Submitting Options

    Uploading a Digital Camera Photo

  • Upload your photo directly from your digital camera without cropping or editing. You will be able to crop your photo when personalizing your invitation or card.
  • Your photo must be a high resolution to print clearly. High resolution photos are 300 DPI or larger.
  • Photos uploaded to Facebook, Flickr and other photo sharing websites may not print clearly. These websites often convert your photos to a low resolution so they display faster.
  • Photos taken on a cell phone will may be a high enough resolution to print clearly.

    Scanning Printed Photos

  • Scan your photo at 300 DPI or higher, scaled at 100%. Most scanners are set at a default 150 DPI. Make sure to change your scanner settings to at least 300 DPI.
  • Save images as .jpg files at the highest quality setting.
  • Your photo must be a high resolution to print clearly. High resolution photos are 300 DPI or larger.

Basic Photo Taking Tips with Examples

#1: Focus

  • Check to make sure the correct subject in your photograph is in focus.
  • The photo on the left shows the background being in focus, making the subject look real blurry.
  • The photo on the right has the correct subject in focus.

#2: Light

  • Be aware of where your light source is coming from.
  • While outdoors (left), it's good to have the sun behind the photographer and somewhere in front of the subject being photographed. Otherwise you could end up with really dark subject or too light of a background.
  • Keep an eye out for harsh or awkward shadows that could be created by outdoor objects like trees.
  • While indoors (right), try photographing your subject in front of a door or window. Natural light coming into the space will help to brighten up your subject nicely! Just remember to stay on the correct side of the light source.

#3: Pixelation

  • Bad pixelation can happen for many reasons. To get the best quality out of your photo, move closer to your subject before taking the picture.
  • Make sure the picture settings on your camera are set to the highest quality and largest image size possible.

#4: Motion Blur

  • Ask your subject to stay still while photographing them to avoid motion blur.
  • More light on your subject will also help to decrease motion blur by speeding up your cameras shutter.
  • Say "Cheese!"

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