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Photo Tips

If you have questions about a specific photo,  please contact us. We would love to assist you in displaying your beautiful images on the perfect Wood Photo® panel for you. And if you cannot find an answer to your question on this page, our Frequently Asked Questions has all the answers!

Out of Focus

Most cameras have autofocus features that will correct this problem. Be sure to use a steady hand, tripod or firm surface if it's available.

In order for your print to be embedded onto a 
Wood Photo panel with the highest quality possible, we recommend that you use a sharp image. However, if a photo that you cherish happens to be a little grainy or out of focus, we will work with you to capture that memory on one of our panels.


Too Much Flash

Another factor to consider is the lighting of a photo. Autoflash features on many cameras can help detect if a flash is needed and will only use flash when necessary.

If your image turns out like this example, you may want to turn off the flash and try again. Bright images like this appear washed out when embedded onto a Wood Photo panel.


Too Dark

If your photo appears like this one on the right, you may want to turn on the flash or add more light to your photo. The beautiful wood used in Wood Photo panels are darker than white paper, so you may lose some detail on your final print if the image is darker to begin with.



The photo to the right is not too bright, or too dark and everyone in it is in focus. That being said, don't worry too much about getting the perfect shot. Some of the best photos are taken when the moment is just right, without all of the preparation. We will assist you through every step of the process to make sure that your photo looks beautiful on your Wood Photo print. After all, when it's said and done, the most important thing is that your photo captures your own precious memory.



Additional Tips

  • Camera Phones - The built-in camera on smartphones can take exceptional photos that will look wonderful as a Wood Photo™ print. To make sure your print looks the best it can we suggest that the camera is at least three megapixels. Also, take into consideration whether or not your camera is using a flash or not. If your phone does not have a flash then the photo might be too dark to use.


  • The Color White - Through the perfecting of our printing process, we have found a stunning and unanticipated feature of the color white. When embedded into a wood panel the color white (or other similar colors) does not come through very strong and tends to allow more of the wood to show through. If your photo contains a lot of strong, bright whites, then it is possible that the beautiful grain, texture and color of the wood will be more pronounced.

    This photo of a couple on their wedding day is a wonderful example of this phenomenon. The lighting of the sky contains a lot of strong, natural white instead of blue. This resulted in more of the grain of the birch panel showing through in the final Wood PhotoTM print. Compare that area to the bride's dress, which is made up of different shades of cream and white, causing the birch texture to not be as apparent.



What are megapixels? And why do I need to make sure my camera has at least three of them? Megapixels are important to us because they help determine the largest size you can print your photos while keeping the original quality. If you don't know how to figure out how many you have, don't worry - it's easy. Almost all digital cameras list this number on the outside of the camera itself. And all smartphones have this listed on their box or provider website.

We want to help you ensure that the photos you cherish will work on a Wood PhotoTM print, so we'll work with you every step of the way to make sure your image fits. Our customer service department will contact you if your photo doesn't quite work on the size or panel that you have selected.

Also, due to factors in our uploading process, images must be smaller than 5014 x 3343 pixels. This means that the best photos will be taken with a 16 megapixel camera or smaller.

If you are a professional photographer or your photos were taken by a professional, it is possible that your image is larger than what we recommend. In that case, you may need to reduce the size of your image using software like Microsoft Paint, iPhoto or Adobe Photoshop. Please contact us if you have questions or need our help to do this.


Suggested Camera Size


Suggested Camera Megapixels Works Great On...
6 MP or higher 11" x 14"
9" x 12"
8" x 14"
4 MP or higher 10" x 10"
8" x 10"
Woodland Large Oval
Woodland Large Rectangle
3 MP or higher 6" x 6"
5" x 7"
Woodland Medium Oval
Woodland Medium Rectangle