Not all photos will look good on blinds, because photos can vary wildly in terms of size and image resolution. So how do you know what will look good?
To help you, we’ve put together a few rules of thumb for good quality photos.
It’s important to use a high resolution photo or image to ensure it will look great when enlarged and printed on a blind. Generally, higher resolutions will result in higher quality, sharper prints, so an 8-megapixel camera which can capture up to 8 million pixels in an image, will likely get you better prints than a 2-megapixel camera. Nowadays, many phone cameras are around 5-megapixels or better, so images from these devices should be fine.
If in doubt, choose the image with the larger file size (e.g. 5MB), as these will retain their quality when enlarged for your blinds.
To maintain the highest quality in your image, we would recommend you use a camera of at least 6 megapixels, and set it to the highest resolution possible. However, images from a 4 megapixel camera may enlarge without issues.
We would advise saving your image as a .jpg, although .png and .tif should also be fine. Saving your images in one of these formats may reduce the resolution, which is why we also advise starting off with as high a resolution as possible, in order to get a high quality print.
Taking Good Photos
Ensure the subject of the photo is within the main area of the picture, in case the image needs to be cropped. Also, make sure the photo isn’t blurry (unless it is blurry on purpose), as any distortion will be amplified when the image is enlarged for your blinds.