Make The Most Out of dotphoto with Personalized Photo Magnets

The kitchen is a hub of activity in any home, and the refrigerator door is perhaps one of the most looked-at surfaces in the whole house. With this in mind, why not take the opportunity offered by dotphoto to adorn it with whatever you desire! You can showcase fond memories, momentous occasions, organization tools, or anything that makes you feel at home with our custom magnet printing services. From grocery lists and calendars to inspirational quotes and family portraits, our printed magnets let you stay on schedule or just take a moment to reflect. Whether you’re looking for customized remembrance of a loved one or a bit of personality for your fridge, our custom magnets are sure to attract family and friends alike to one the most prominent utilities in the house. Continue reading “Make The Most Out of dotphoto with Personalized Photo Magnets”

How can I make a canvas triptych on dotphoto?

A triptych is a three-panel piece of wall art that gives a sense of space and design to a room. Triptychs are often printed on canvas that stand out from the wall.  Forests and outdoor scenes are attractive and fashionable on large walls.

Let’s say that you want to take a wide photo and divide it into three standard-sized 24″ x 36″ inch panels to create something like this train bridge over a river for your wall.

You may start with a panoramic image like this:

 

 

Before you upload the three images to dotphoto, you may want to “slice” your panoramic into images that will provide room to wrap around the frame, which is 1.5″ deep with another .75″ tacked on the back of the frame. That is, the photo wraps around about 2.25″.

The longest side of a dotphoto image can be 6000 pixels, so you would want the vertical side to be 6000 pixels, which must cover 36″ tall plus 2.25″ wrap at the top and bottom, for a total of 40.5″. The dots per inch (DPI), then, will be 6000/40.5 or 148 dpi.  Set the total width of the image you will “slice up” to (24″ x 3 panels) + (2.25″ x 2  wrap on each side of the three panels) or 72″ + 4.5″ = 76.5″ X 148 dpi for a total of 11,333 dots wide. The internal wrap areas don’t add into the width total because they will overlap.

Once the image is the correct width, you can cut it into three pieces for the right, left, and middle. Each piece is 6000 tall by 4222 pixels wide. Upload the images and create  your 36″ x 24″ vertical canvas wraps like this:

Standard-sized canvases like 20 x 30 and 24 x 36 are the least expensive ways to produce a triptych, but dotphoto also offers custom-sized canvases up to 44″ in our custom frame store. The custom frame store also offers Museum Wrap canvases that display only the image on the front and deep black bars on the sides.

If this seems confusing, give us a call or send your large image to triptychs@dotphoto.com along with your account login, and we will help set up your order.

Share Your Holiday Memories Digitally With dotphoto

The best gift during the holiday season will be the memories that you make with your loved ones. Once you’ve captured these moments, you will need a way of keeping them preserved for years to come. Storing them on your phone or camera will do you no good, as they’ll just get buried among all the other pictures you take. The easiest way to store all of your photos and have them easily accessible is through an online file storage and sharing database, such as dotphoto!

With a dotphoto subscription, in addition to our photo printing services, you have unlimited storage space to keep all of your photos in one convenient location. Once you have them there, you can do whatever you please with them! You can share them with your loved ones, sell them to others online, and edit them as needed! 

Watch this brief video to learn more about our online photo storage services:

Sharing photos online through us gives you creative options to display your memories however you want. We can put your images into a video or slideshow that can easily be shared through email, social media, and other platforms. You can even turn your pictures into memes in our photo editor! Best yet, you can customize your privacy options on all of your images – so the most special moments can either be kept between a few close members of your family or on display for the world to see.

While online file storage is the most convenient way to keep all of your pictures easily accessible, the one downside is the steep price that most websites charge you for their subscriptions. Most of the big-name platforms will put you out well over $100 per year just to keep your membership active. Comparatively, dotphoto’s services – including photo printing, sharing, storage, gifts, and even sales – are available to you for as low as only $19.99! With all the service options that come with a dotphoto subscription, you are getting a bargain price!

This holiday season, don’t let your memories get lost. Store your photos online with your dotphoto subscription, or give the gift of photos to a loved one by sharing your photos online with them or gifting them a subscription. To learn more about how to get started with your dotphoto subscription

Creative Holiday Gift Ideas from dotphoto

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means the pandemonium of trying to find a gift is almost here. During this time of year, more memories are made than any other season, so there is an extra emphasis on preserving these magic moments.  If you don’t want to lose your snapshots, dotphoto has great gift ideas that will help you share and preserve your memories with your loved ones this holiday season. Continue reading “Creative Holiday Gift Ideas from dotphoto”

The difference between Metallic and Metal prints

Metallic PrintsMetal Prints are printed on actual metal; Metallic Prints are printed on a special paper that has a metallic sheen, but are paper prints. Metallic prints provide extreme sharpness, brightness and color saturation with an intense black density. The proprietary laminate layers also increase the strength and tear resistance of the metallic print.

dotPhoto‘s metallic prints display images with exceptional depth and high-impact. Color photos are vibrant with flattering flesh tones; black-and-white scenes are stunning with dramatic impact and fluid contrast. Metallic prints are ideal for portraits, sports, special events, wedding mementos, press photos, photo decor and retail display.

Try metallic prints for your best photos

Metal prints on aluminumdotphoto also prints directly to sturdy aluminum panels with easel, wall mounts, or a curved back that stands up on a table or shelf. Metal prints are an elegant alternative to traditional framing.

Try Metal Prints on aluminum

How to make almost anything at dotphoto

NEW! Zero check charge for selling your photos

As of October 2019, dotphoto charges no extra fee for printing and mailing monthly commission checks.

Establishing your Tax ID – Only required for non-PayPal payments

  1. In the main menu on the left, tap on Sell.
  2. Click on Pay Me!
  3. Scroll down and enter your payment information and your company’s Tax ID or your personal social security number. The federal government requires that dotPhoto record that information so that, if we pay you more than a certain amount that the government sets every year, dotPhoto can issue you a form 1099. As of 2018, the threshold amount for a 1099 was $600 annually.

For more information on setting up payments by check or PayPal, click here.