Photo Requirements

The quality of the photo you upload will determine the quality of the photo pendant we produce. If in any doubt email the photo for our approval before placing an order: info@photopendant.co.uk Photos of printed photos do not produce good results. For this reason we ask you to send us the original photo by post or scan the original photo.

Examples of good images for photo pendants

For good reproduction on a photo pendant a close-up, high definition in focus photo is required. In focus with good contrast will produce the best results. Flash will remove the contrast and negatively impact on the quality we can produce.

Examples of bad images

If the person you want engraving on a photo pendant is in a printed photo, the detail of that person should be in high definition. For example on a 6x4 printed photo you would want the person to be around half the picture. ie a close-up portrait.

The quality of the photo you upload will determine the quality of the photo pendant we produce. If in any doubt email the photo for our approval before placing an order: info@photopendant.co.uk What works is a portrait photo of a person close up and in focus; plain background taken without flash in good light. Digital cameras produce better quality than mobile phone cameras. Old printed photos can produce good results but only when scanned on a flat-bed scanner. If you don't know what that is you haven't got one. The option to send a printed photo is offered in the order process. Photos of Animals do not work well with the engraved photo pendants. For photos of animals we recommend choosing from our range of colour printed pendants. The engraved photo pendants can produce good results with animals but only with high definition photos. If you choose to ignore this advice the quality of the pendant we produce will be your responsibility. Accepted digital image formats: JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, BMP or PDF Please note the maximum size file you can upload is 6 megabyte. We do not accept returns or refund payments as the item is made to order. If you have created a preview of your pendant but did not see "Preview Complete" you must click "Save Your Preview" to complete this process. If you did not recieve an email of your preview then unfortunately neither have we.

If you want to send a printed photo send it to: Photo Pendant c/o Photo Memento 1st Floor, The Gatehouse, Littlegate Road, Paignton, Devon TQ3 3AZ United Kingdom and we will scan the image and return it to you; please note this will incurr a charge of £3.50. The original photo will be returned.

More information on what work's well with photo engraved pendants

Photo pendants are mostly the size of a 10p piece, so the level of detail visible to the human eye is limited. For this reason we recommend close-up portraits of a person's face with a strongly contrasting plain background. A person with light coloured hair photographed against a light background will not have a strong outline in the photo. The outline will be difficult to see and will not work well with this engraving technique. Similarly a black dog photographed on a dark carpet will not work well in engraving. Flash photos can work well as they increase contrast between the subject and the background. If using flash try not to be too close to the subject as this will cause bleaching and loss of definition. Please appreciate animals have very few defining features other than their outline. To create definition in an engraving relies on contrast and this is a problem with animals as their fur makes them effectively featureless.We will produce what is ordered but will not accept any liability if the finished product fails to live up to the customers expectations. * The sharper the image with good contrast will produce better.

A HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGE; the subject of the photo should be at close range to the camera and in a good source of light. The subject and photographer should not be moving when taking the photograph. CLEAN PROFILE; plain background without objects passing behind or in front of the subjects head/face GOOD AMOUNT OF CONTRAST; the person's face is not bleached in the photo image by either strong sunlight or flash. Neither should the light source fall on only one side of their face.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A PHOTO

Faces

We need contrast (shadows)
We need highlights in hair
We need 'expression Highlights in hair add contrast to dark background. Facial expression gives life to the picture. Prominent lines on face. Good contrast; ideal for engraving.

The bride's hair is dark against a dark background; not ideal but usable.

Nose and cheeks washed out by flash: lacks ideal amount of contrast but still usable.

Animals

Please appreciate animals have very few defining features other than their outline. To create definition in an engraving relies on contrast and this is a problem with animals as their fur makes them effectively featureless.We will produce what is ordered but will not accept any liability if the finished product fails to live up to the customers expectations.
Lack of facial detail
Little contrast
Usually wrong background
Never keep still
These are examples of images which will NOT produce good results:

Dark face low contrast

Great face but busy background

Poor contrast with background

No facial detail

If you supply an image that is out of focus or of low resolution this will compromise the quality of what we can produce. The sharper the image with good contrast will produce better results. Images that are NOT permitted on the Photo Pendant service: Images using the likeness of an existing copyrighted work to create new artwork Content we believe is abusive, deceptive, pornographic, obscene, defamatory, slanderous, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate. Names or pictures of third parties without their consent.

Disclaimer By uploading an image you agree that you: Are the owner or are authorised to use the graphic you are uploading. Accept the legal responsibility if the owner of copyright/trademark material claims Photo Memento is misusing their graphic. You give Photo Memento the right to direct the owner to you. You have full authorisation to use the graphic for commercial resale. Are satisfied with the quality of the image. Understand that any mistakes made by yourself can not be fixed by us. Please note a picture on a computer screen can appear highly detailed but when engraved on a photo pendant, you will not achieve the same level of detail due to the different technical process.