It is difficult to describe file size, resolution and dots per inch.
A good rule of thumb is: The higher the file size the better the print.
If you are wanting a photo to fabric transfer at an 8" x 10" printed size, you MUST send
a high quality photo file. This file size should be in the area of 1
megabytes (mbt). In contrast, camera phones and photo share web
sites display very small file sizes in the range of only a few kilobytes (kbt).
One Megabyte is One Thousand Kilobytes. So it logically follows that a
photo file of 15 kbts will not print out at an 8" x 10" size.
If you have any doubts about the quality of your file size, print it out
on your own printer. Select 8" x 10" print size and use a good quality
paper and photo paper printer settings. If your photo looks good to
you printed out at 8" x 10" then it will look good on your photo purse or
NOTE: Most companies will request a .jpg or .tiff format. If
you are using a digital editor you will need to convert your file to the
proper format. Photo Transfer
If you are ordering a photo transfer product, you might be
using older photos that need to be scanned. Many home computer
users now have scanners. Do not hesitate to read the manual or
instructions that come with your scanner. You might be totally
surprised at how well your results turn out.
If you really believe you are not able to scan your own
photos then find a friend or a drug store to scan them for you. Make
sure you tell your friend or store to scan your photos at 300 (dpi) or
higher. Make it clear that you want to print the photos at 8" x 10".
You may have your photos burned onto a CD. If you are developing new
photos from a camera or negatives, order a CD but be sure you choose the
highest possible quality. If you are unsure about the quality of
developed film photos put onto a CD... then ASK!
NOTE: You may have to experiment with your scanner to
get the quality you wish. Don't make the mistake of 'over scanning'.
A higher quality (over 300 dpi) may not produce the best results. Over
scanning can cause a contrasty look to your printed photos.
When you insert your photo CD into your computer you can
then store them in a file in 'My Documents - My Pictures" folder.
Browse to this folder when you want to upload your file for your photo purse
or quilt (or any photo transfer arts project).
Some times nothing will do but to take a great new photos
for your new photo purse or quilt. Most digital cameras will do the job.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing for excellent quality digital camera results is to
set your options for the highest quality file size. Some users choose
lower file size so that they can get more pictures onto a memory stick (or
appropriate removable photo media). If you do this, you risk having
the BEST shot at the worst quality. Don't do it. Just DON'T!
If you are taking a new photo of any kind be sure to use
smart photography techniques. Have good light, reduce shadows (for
example, sunny day photos under a shady tree won't look good). Select
your background and tidy it up.
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