Photo Quality



How to get the best picture quality on your product.


Printerpix uses the finest Kodak silver-halide photographic paper and produces its prints and other photo products using state-of-the-art HP printing technology. We are confident in our ability to deliver high quality products to your door. However, problems in picture quality, including image size and resolution, can sometimes occur due to human error. To avoid this, just follow the simple tips below.


However, problems in picture quality, including image size and resolution, can sometimes occur due to human error. To avoid this, just follow the simple tips below.


Cropping



Image size not quite right? Have funny borders you don’t want? Cropping is the issue!


The size that your photo product can be is tied to its aspect ratio, so keep that in mind when selecting your print size. So for example, a photo that fits perfectly on a 6"x4" print can’t just be enlarged to fit a 6"x4.5" print.


Compact Digital Cameras

Most compact cameras have an aspect ratio of 4:3, meaning 6”x4.5” prints are the best size to order


Digital SLR Cameras

Most digital SLR cameras have an aspect ratio of 3:2 and so 6”x4” is the best size to order




The best solution is to use some form of image editing software that allows you to crop your photo to the precise dimensions you require. That way you’ll know exactly how your final print will appear.
Alternatively, our easy to use cropping feature allows you to crop your photos to get maximum impact on most products. Simply make sure what you want printed on your photos appears in the orange box.



What cropping options do I have?


Portrait & Landscape

Use the portrait and landscape cropping options to ensure your photo looks great.



Image resolution


The number of pixels in your image determines its qualities. If you try to print an image with a small number of pixels across a big area, it will result in a pixelated image.


Our online service has a traffic light system built in that will help you determine the quality of your image:







Colour calibration


The colour calibration of your monitor can affect how you view your product online. This can cause overly bright or dark prints, or unrealistic colours compared to your original. Even if you’re not aware of this, properly calibrating your monitor is still a great way of ensuring impressive results.