Posted by rene.bross on 24. March 2011 09:33
Each week we will be featuring a beautiful Wedding Color Palatte Collage. This week's color palatte is Teal and Green with undertones of brown. This color scheme works wonderfully for the newly popular Peacock theme or Spring or Summer wedding. Use teals and greens primarily but consider dark brown tablecloths to anchor all the color and give the eye a resting place. Here is a collage of photos for inspiration. Credits and links for more below the collage.
Credits- clockwise from upper left: Table Flowers: Inspire the Bride, Bouquet: The Wedding Bee, Tall Glass Table Vases: Occasions Online, Tablescape and Teal Shoes: Tormon Neckties, Birdseed eggcartons: Wedding Obsession, Bridesmaid dress: The Oceanside Bride, Garden Dragonflies Wedding Invitations: My Good Greetings
Posted by Rene.Bross on 14. June 2009 10:39
What the heck does photo resolution mean anyway? If you’re a professional photographer or graphic designer or work in the print industry you certainly know. But what if you’re a new parent trying to take a decent photograph of your precious little bundle of joy for the perfect birth announcement? Do you really need to understand the photo size settings on your new fancy digital camera? You certainly should- if you want that perfectly cute birth announcement to look great once it’s printed.
Size resolution refers to the number of pixels in the photograph. Simply put, the more pixels the clearer and sharper your photo will be (assuming it’s in focus to begin with). The more pixels or the higher the resolution, the larger your photo size. At MyGoodGreetings, we recommend a minimum size of 1500 x 1050 pixels to print well. Anything smaller in size will risk the chance of printing grainy or blurry and if your photo is grainy to begin with- due to low lighting, no flash or poor camera quality- a smaller sized photo will only print worse than it appears on your computer screen.
Below are two examples of photo quality based on size. In the first sample, the photo is sized at 1500 x 1050 and appears very sharp with no graininess. This card will print beautifully. In the second sample, the photo size is much smaller at 480 x 600. The image had to be enlarged significantly to fill the photo space and because of that, it appears very blurry. Just look at the blurriness of the baby’s eyes. This sample will not print well. Colors will appear blotchy once printed and will result in dissatifaction.
So can you just open a low resolution photo in an image editing software such as photoshop and increase the size. Well you can, but it won't make it sharper and in most cases it will make it even worse. Even the best image software cannot magically ADD in pixels by simply resizing. When you increase the image size manually, you're really just enlarging the pixel size, which makes the photo appear blurry. The only way to have 1500 pixels is to shoot 1500 pixels.
So check the settings on your camera- heck, even break into that manual if you have to. You’ll be glad you did. Make sure it’s set to an image size of at least 1504 x 1000 or larger. We have ours set to 3008 x 2000. That way we can zoom in with no distortion problems and if we ever want an 8x10 printout for the wall, we can do that too.