Photo Information | Digital Photo Info from GiftsForYouNow.com

First things first - Copyrights! Submitted photos must be your own private property. If not, copyrights must be obtained with legal permission from the owner before uploading images for reproduction. By using our site for photos, you certify that you are entitled to use the uploaded photos in this manner.


How to Upload Your Images

1. From the product page of a photo item, click on the "Browse" button. The "Browse" button will bring up a secondary popup window which will allow you to locate your image on your computer. Once the image is located, select the image, press "Save" and the image will upload on to the website.

2. After upload, an image of your photo will appear on the product screen.

3. You will also see an image quality value indicated as Good, Better or Best. This is an approximate quality value based on the image uploaded and the size of the item you want to put it on (think dog tags vs. doormats!)

4. Add a description of your image for our production team. This description is not printed on the personalized gift. It only serves as a reference for producing your order.

Please refer to our Image Requirements below for more information.

Image Requirements

* GiftsForYouNow.com accepts images with the following extensions: JPG and GIF.
We recommend using JPG formats. (GIF images will not reproduce as well as
other formats because of color compression.)

For the best results, your photograph should meet these four requirements.

  1. Subject Matter. The main subject of your photo should occupy a minimum of 50-80% of the entire photograph (i.e. a closeup of a face).
  2. Picture Quality. The quality of the photo (i.e. clarity, brightness, spottiness) will affect the final product. If your photo is blurry, the end product will be blurry, (and cannot be returned). If there are white flash spots on the faces in your image, the white spots will appear even brighter in your end product.
  3. Contrast. The main subject of your photo should be noticeably different in color/contrast from the background within the photo (i.e. it is difficult to see a black cat sitting on a black sofa in a dark room).
  4. No Fancy Stuff. Do not use photographs which have professionally printed borders, fading, snow effects or even vignetted borders. Use the original image.
Also:

* The upload time will depend on the file size and your internet connection speed. Please be patient when uploading a large image.

* Please use the best-quality image possible. See the chart below for recommended file sizes for the product you are ordering. If your image is below the minimum resolution requirements, you will need to provide a higher resolution image to complete your order. The GiftsForYouNow.com system allows for images which meet appropriate quality values.

Product Print Size (approx) Good Resolution (min)
Better Resolution (min) Best Resolution (min)

Address Label 1 x 1 or 3 x 1 300 x 300 500 x 500 700 x 700
Key Chain 2.25 x 2.25 300 x 300 500 x 500 700 x 700
Photo Tie 3 x 2 300 x 300 500 x 500 700 x 700
Photo Tie Collage 2 x 3 300 x 300 500 x 500 700 x 700
         
Coaster Set 3.75 x 3.75 500 x 500 800 x 800 1000 x 1000
Coaster/Mug Set 4.25 x 4.25 500 x 500 800 x 800 1000 x 1000
Hat 4 x 2 500 x 500 800 x 800 1000 x 1000
Photo Mug 3.5 x 2.25 500 x 500 800 x 800 1000 x 1000
Apron 5.5 x 5.5 500 x 500 800 x 800 1000 x 1000
Keepsake Box 8.5 x 6.5 500 x 500 800 x 800 1000 x 1000
Puzzle 6.7 x 6.7 500 x 500 800 x 800 1000 x 1000
Stone Plaque 6 x 6 500 x 500 800 x 800 1000 x 1000
         
Canvas 8 x 10 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
Coaster Puzzle 7.625 x 7.625 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
License Plate 6 x 12 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
Mousepad 9.25 x 7.75 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
Pillowcase 13 x 7.5 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
Rectangle Photo Tin 6.125 x 8.25 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
Round Photo Tin 7" 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
T-shirt/Sweatshirt 10 x 10 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
Tote Bag 7.75 x 7.25 800 x 800 1000 x 1000 1200 x 1200
         
Canvas 11 x 14 1200 x 1600 1700 x 2100 2100 x 2800
Canvas 16 x 20 1200 x 1600 1700 x 2100 2100 x 2800
Canvas 18 x 24 1200 x 1600 1700 x 2100 2100 x 2800
Door Mat 18 x 24 1200 x 1600 1700 x 2100 2100 x 2800
Shoulder Bag 10 x 12.5 1200 x 1600 1700 x 2100 2100 x 2800



* When scanning in photographs, please use a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. When taking digital images, set your camera at the highest possible resolution. You can always reduce the resolution later. Low-resolution images cannot be increased without loss of image quality.

* Your image will be reproduced as it appears. In some cases, we may crop the image for size, to fit the product you order. However, GiftsForYouNow.com will not color correct, retouch or otherwise crop your image. For the best results, we ask that you edit the photo with the online photo preview tool to the size and aspect ratio suggested in the product descriptions.

* Close-ups and images with bright colors will produce the best results.