What is the recommended photo size for my personalized card?

To ensure the best results when printed, we recommend that you submit a clear, original, unedited photo that is at least 300 pixels per inch (ppi) so that we have the best quality image to work with. If your photo is not large enough (i.e., does not have enough pixels per inch), then it can result in a fuzzy or pixelated final product, which isn't ideal for anyone…after all, we want your photos to shine!

The original file from your camera should be plenty large for print, but it's possible that it got sized down somewhere along the line (perhaps when importing it to your computer or a photo program) so it's important to double-check before submitting it.

To determine if your photo is large enough for the design you have selected, you will first need to estimate the dimensions of the photo area on the card. (You can also ask us for specific dimensions if you'd like.)

For example, if the design you like best appears to have space for a 6 x 4 photo, you'll want to multiply each of those measurements by 300ppi to identify the ideal pixel dimensions for your photo. In this case for a 6 x 4 photo area, you would want to use a photo that is at least 1800 x 1200 pixels.

To identify the dimensions of your photo, look in the ‘File’ menu of your photo viewer. If the listed dimensions are at least 1800 x 1200 pixels, your photo will print wonderfully!

When you're ready, you can submit your photo using our Easy Photo Uploader.

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