Published on March 28, 2014 by Laurence D’haeyere
Imagine: you have just received your canvas print . Febrile, you take her out of the box. Horror! We distinguish each small square on the canvas. How to avoid this fiasco? Three factors come into play: number of pixels, resolution and dimensions . After our article on large format photo printing , here’s how to get a canvas print worthy of a real painting!
Baby photo printed on a canvas
The simplest: a (good) photo creation software
Canvas printing is very popular. The personalized canvas is also essential in the centerpiece of the living room or bedroom! However, one canvas is not the other. More than one lover of photography has experienced the disappointment of receiving an unclear or, worse, completely fuzzy canvas.
This is our first tip : choose a quality printer . This one will warn you immediately that your photo is not adapted to an enlargement on canvas.
On this software for creating a photo on canvas , a warning message appears at the bottom right of your photo:Print a picture on canvas – tips
But what is an adapted photo? We explain it below!
The number of pixels in your camera largely determines the quality of your canvas print. Pixels are the number of points in the photo. The more pixels you have, the closer the points are to each other and the sharper your image.
The famous “dpi”, the key to a successful painting
The DPI or Dots per Inch tells you the number of pixels per inch. The higher it is, the sharper the image. The ideal resolution: 300 dpi . Beyond, it is impossible to perceive the difference.
For a classic photo, we tend to a resolution of 300 dpi. For a table, however, a lower resolution will not cause problems. Why ? Because a painting is contemplated from further than a photo. You can therefore choose a resolution of 100 to 300 dpi , depending on the distance at which you will look at your photo on canvas.
Now, one inch = 2.54 cm. Count between 40 and 100 pixels per centimeter for your photo on canvas.Calculate the ideal size of your photo on canvas : Read More
Here is a practical example. Your photo was taken with a device of 6000X4000 pixels. You intend to hang your canvas in a large room. Since you are more than 50 cm away from your canvas, you choose a resolution of 40 pixels per cm
All you need to do is divide the number of pixels in your device by the desired resolution for your canvas:
Length: 6000 pixels / 40 pixels per cm = 150 cm
Width: 4000 pixels / 40 pixels per cm = 100 cm
For ease, choose a good authoring software, which will automatically check the ideal format for your photo.
All this made you want to showcase your most beautiful pictures? Get started ! The result is stunning and adds a real added value to your wall decoration.