Not very many people print the wallet size photos. If they do, you could identify that they have specific purpose. The normal size that we have are the snap size shots or post card size. However, due to the design or style of many wallets, the printing of wallet size photos is becoming popular. Many wallets, both men’s and ladies’, are designed with built-in plastic pockets that were intended for photos. People who want to place photos in these slots have two options – cut a snap shot photo to the size of the wallet’s display or have a photo printed in wallet size.
Because they are placed in wallets, the 2.5 x 3.5 inch photo can be carried anywhere you go. But this is not the only function of these kinds of photos. They can also be used for collages or you can design it as a fridge magnet. You do not need any expertise in photography in order to be able to print photos this small. Your wallet size photo is easy to create via the Windows Live Photo Gallery software or HP Photosmart printer.
Printing wallet size photos using Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Photo Gallery is one software that helps you organize your photos. With this, you can create wallet size photos very fast and easy. Aside from its role as photo organizer, the Windows Live Photo Gallery also functions as a photo editor and photo sharing app. If you do not have this software yet, you can easily download it.
In using this software, you can print one or multiple copies of properly edited wallet size photos. Yes, before you print be sure to go first to the editing, to remove any flaw. In creating just one copy, your single selected picture will show up in one of the nine available spots. Using a standard size printing media, you are allowed nine spots and as your command is only one photo, then the other eight slots are blank. You can give your instruction as to the number of copies to be printed and each desired copy occupies a space in the printing paper. If you need more than nine, you can use another sheet of printing paper.
Printing wallet size photos using HP Photosmart printer
In printing your wallet size photos, you would not need a computer if you will use the HP Photosmart printer. You can insert a memory card to the printer. If your camera has a PictBridgeHP Photosmart printer, you can access the main menu and choose the wallet size photo. From you camera or memory card, you can pick the photo to be printed. You can choose the size of your paper which will also determine the maximum wallet size photos to be accommodated. If you have chosen the number of copies that is more than the capacity of your printing paper, your printer will automatically add the next sheet.
How the two printing methods for wallet size photos differ
The major difference between the two methods is the need for a computer when printing via the Windows Live Photo Gallery. With this software, your printed wallet size output is dependent on the printer used in the production of the hard copies. With Photosmart printer, you are guaranteed a kind of print out that is uniform.
In printing your wallet size photos, you have first to consider the software or the photo printer that gives you the options to make your wallet size photos more high in quality. One measure of the quality of printed photos is the resolution – the number of dots per inch (dpi).
It is very common that you will have your photo printed in postcard size. When the size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches, you are having the photo in wallet size. This smaller size is very uncommon print. In most cases, this size is required so that the photo can be used for special purpose, the most usual is putting the shot in the wallet. Sometimes, this wallet size is printed because this is the size suitable to the displayed photo frame.
With the technology in photography today, you can choose the tone, color or hue of your photos and this goes true to wallet size photos. You can even have different enhancements. Today, it seems that every shot can be perfect because of Photoshop or other software that allows for photo editing and enhancing.
The most common tones are sepia, black and white and the most common – the colored prints.
Wallet size photo – sepia tone prints
Sepia tone had been associated with old photos because of its color. Sepia tone is type of digital photo where the image is brown in color, sometimes with brown and gold. Many decades ago, these sepia photos were only developed in a darkroom but today, because of the revolution in technology these can now be done through the use of a digital camera’s photo editing features.
There are a number of reasons why the sepia tone for wallet size photos is chosen. It projects an antique appearance which makes it look like a photo taken [...] Continue Reading…
Photos printed via photo labs are amazingly beautiful and very high in quality. Did you know that you can also produce or print such perfect kinds? You can have the perfect materials to do this – very available in the market and had become very affordable too.
With the right materials, you can print poster size photos and also perfect wallet size kinds. The latter had become too perfect to print one image that is shared into several prints. Printing of these small wallet size photos is easier to manage because they can be ideal even for low resolution photos.
Although it is less demanding, the printing of wallet size photos must have the right printing equipment and materials. Three areas to be particular with are printer, ink and paper.
Wallet size photo printing – the printers
In the printing process, the most useable typical kinds are the inkjet and the laser models. There is a big difference in these two printers.
• Inkjet – This is equipped with a nozzle that functions for the spraying of the ink in the printed page. This makes use of ink and are best for printing texts.
• Laser – The method used in laser printing is exposing the paper or media to electrostatic charges. This makes use of toner for distributing the colors. In quality, the laser printers produce better quality especially when you are printing photos such as wallet size photos. The prints are clearer, finer, smoother and more vibrant colors. However, a printer user [...] Continue Reading…
Gone are the days when we have to buy films for our cameras; then after the photo shoot, we go to the photo laboratory for their printing. What we have today are digital cameras which take pictures without films and we have two options for the printing – in the photo lab as usual and at home if you have your own photo printer. How convenient it really is!
Photography is really very different today. It is very facile to capture events and have them as memories to reminisce. Even the wallet size photos that we usually put in our wallets are done the digital way – taking the photo and printing it. With Windows 7 or the current version, Windows 8, it is very possible to transform the shots into beautiful and high quality photographs for your album, scrap book or wallet size photos.
Having a printer at home, you can print your wallet size photos immediately after taking the shot. Of course you like the photo to be professional looking, one that resembles a photo taken by a professional and printed in the photo lab. You can do a close semblance to this ideal photo – just a few tips for a sharper and high quality result.
Tip 1 – Maximization of image quality of wallet size photos
If you want to have high quality wallet size photos, they should come from fine images. This is about increasing the resolution of the photograph. It is common knowledge that with a [...] Continue Reading…