HOW TO PRINT LOCKET PHOTOS?
Lockets have come to have a special place in our lives. They are like magic pendants that freeze moments in time. They are often used as mementos for lost loved ones and to hold on to relics and memories we do not want to lose forever.
PART 1: WHY ARE LOCKETS SO POPULAR?
Lockets date back to the Victorian age but only became popular in the 19th century. Before then, mourning rings were a preferred form of mourning jewelry, but that changed with the popularity of photography.
Lockets were mostly worn as jewelry that contained spaces that could hold photographs, paintings, and sometimes locks of hair of loved ones. The growing reputation of photography in the early 20th century saw the wide acceptance of lockets as a choice for mourning jewelry.
Soldiers during the World Wars used lockets as goodwill charms and held on to them as good luck to see through the war or gave them to loved ones for remembrance when away at war.
In recent times, keeping photos of loved ones has been digitized, making for hundreds and hundreds of photographs to be stored at will. However, having a locket retains that special feel that keeps important memories close to heart. Lockets are now used as gifts to loved ones during occasions like Valentine’s Day, birthday anniversaries, weddings, and funerals.
PART 2: STEPS TO PRINT LOCKET PHOTOS
For portability, lockets are usually small in size. Original photographs are often too large to fit in the locket photo frames. The size of the photo should be put into consideration when printing photos for a locket. Here are the things you should consider when you want to print locket photos:
1. KNOW THE SIZE OF YOUR LOCKET PHOTO FRAME
When you’re printing photos for your locket, depending on the shape of your locket, you have to first measure the dimensions of your locket’s photo frame. These will allow you to use it as a character reference when sizing your image for print, an estimate will be better. You can use a ruler or tape rule to get the measurement of the dimensions.
If the locket is round in shape, the diameter of the circle can be used to estimate the width of the photo. When you get the dimensions, allow for a bit of edge space so that trimming will be easy afterward.
2. ADJUST THE IMAGE
To enhance your image for print you will need to adjust it to fit the dimensions you have chosen. You can adjust the image size, by locking in the dimensions you have chosen on the image settings, that is, the height and the width.
If you want to adjust by percentage with the current image size in mind, then find out the percentage. It can be quite tricky, but with a little trial and error, you can make just the perfect cut.
You can also adjust the image pixels if you wish, but first, you will have to confirm the image pixel of the original image. Afterward, go ahead to the “image settings”, select the “pixel” option and adjust it until pixel perfect.
PART 3: HOW TO MAKE SMALL PHOTOS FOR LOCKETS
For digital images, you can use computer software and mobile applications like iPhoto, Picasa, and Photoshop.
You can also use website applications to make small photos for lockets. To do this, first, upload the photo to any of these tools. Then carefully follow the steps listed below:
- On the menu tab, on the top left corner, select the “File” menu, and click “Print”.
- Open the “print size” menu and select the “custom” option.
- Input the dimensions from your measurement on the custom section.
- Click “export” on the “photo tray”
- On the “export” dialog box, pick the “resize to” option.
- Change the image size by moving the image slider across or by entering the image dimensions in the image size section.
- When you are satisfied with it, click “OK” to save your image.
- On the top tab, click the “image” menu to roll it down, then select the “image size” option
- On the image size dialog box, click “constrain proportions” to keep the width-to-height ratio intact when resizing.
- In the “document size” section in the “image size” dialog box, put in your preferred dimensions, then select “OK”.
PART 4: RESTORING OLD PHOTOS TO PUT IN A LOCKET
Any image can be in your locket, from a photograph that holds memories you hold dear, to the pictures of a loved one or maybe a photograph you want to keep forever, like an early photograph of your grandparents.
Old photos can be worn out from being kept in an old photo album for ages. The photo becomes blurry or even loses tone and color over time. When clear, cutting it to fit in a locket immediately is not the best idea, because it might ruin the photo and the memories that come with it forever.
Restoring it is the magic you need to make your photograph looking brand new. With a very clear scan and just the right team of experts, we can restore your picture to its best version and even better.
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Making a fit photo and printing for that special moment, loved one, or event on your locket, can be filled with its hassles and ups and downs.
But when you have access to the right information, tools and with us, the right team, you can make your perfect locket. These will help you get the right photos to fix close to your heart. Retrospection and hindsight are 100%.
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