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 email@example.com along with your account login, and we will help set up your order.
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
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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”
Metal 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.
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dotphoto 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.
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How to make almost anything at dotphoto
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
- In the main menu on the left, tap on Sell.
- Click on Pay Me!
- 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.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and the memories can last a lifetime. If you want to cherish these moments with others, then you need a database to store all these pictures that can help you share these pictures as well. Dotphoto specializes in printing, sharing, and saving all of your memories of you and your loved ones.
Since 1999, we have offered online photo services to countless happy customers. Through a variety of different sharing services at wholesale prices, our subscribers are never low on ways to relive their favorite memories with others, both online and in person. For more on what we have to offer, read on, and watch this short video.While some photo sharing sites primarily serve as a storage service, ours offers much more. Digital photos may be rising in popularity, but the authenticity of a physical picture displayed in your home, office, or anywhere else cannot be matched. We offer packages of 3×5, 4×6, and other photo prints at affordable rates. If your order is over $10, we also include free shipping!
We know that pictures can often make great gifts, so we offer all different kinds of packages for you as well. Calendars, holiday greeting cards, and personalized postcards are just some of the specialty offerings we provide. With the holidays approaching, turn to dotphoto to share the joy of creating memories with the rest of your friends and family.
If you want to turn your love of photography into a business venture, then dotphoto has excellent news for you. We allow you to sell your photos through our site. You can create a paid gallery through our domain, or we can link your account to a site you may have already created. We also offer tools to help boost your sales when you work with us.
No matter how you wish to share your moments, let dotphoto be your database for everything you need. Subscriptions are affordable and include a variety of different options for you to spread your memories and let others relive these moments with you. Time may have passed since these moments, but your photos will always live here. To get started, join dotphoto today.
While collecting old cameras at flea markets, Levi Bettwieser kept finding abandoned film. He decided to develop it, and eventually founded the Rescued Film Project. Most of us think that film expires, but Bettwieser has developed film as far back as 1930s.
For instance, over 70 years ago, a World War II soldier filled 31 rolls of film and never developed them. The Rescued Film project developed the photos and has shared them here.
Of the tens of thousands of photos the Rescued Film project has developed, 99% are from unknown sources or unknown photographers. You, too, can send old film to the Rescued Film Project. They will develop the film and email you a digital copy of all discernible images for your personal use. Film processing and scanning can take up to 18 months.
Curiously, Bettwieser himself says he takes fewer pictures after founding Rescued Film. He notes, “Every image in The Rescued Film Project, at some point, was special for someone. Each frame reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered.” The value of each frame made film less ephemeral than the trillions of digital pictures we take today. The next revolution in photography may be artificial intelligence that sorts through our photos to identify the most interesting, best composed, and most important photos in our lives.
Lined with soft vanilla felt, the Jewelry & Keepsake Box is perfect for your earrings, watch, baby keepsakes and other valuables. The ceramic tile on top displays your cherished photo or fine art. Customize for women or men — or for special occasions like weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and holidays. The Jewelry & Keepsake Box makes a great gift for any occasion.
Crafted of solid wood with a mahogany lacquer finish, the Jewelry & Keepsake Box is as durable as it is beautiful, and easy to open, yet tight enough to protect its contents from young children.
- Materials: Solid wood with a mahogany lacquer finish
- Dimensions: 5.375” x 5.375” x 2.1875”
- Custom Image Dimensions: 4.5” x 4.5”
- Best Resolution: 1350 x 1350 pixels
- Acceptable Resolution: 900 x 900 pixels
- Full-bleed, Sublimation Printing
- Ships within 2 business days (allow additional time between Nov 20 and Dec 25)
How can I create a photo product on dotPhoto?
Now you can pre-build photo products on dotphoto for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays, for selling products with your company logo, or for a funny T-shirt idea. Make it easy for your friends and customers to purchase pre-built photo products with just one click.
Great for Pro Photographers & Newspapers
You can set the cropping and ensure proper resolution to make it easy for your customers to purchase. Just one click adds a product to a guest cart. Set your own prices, and the guest price appears in the cart. When you sell at dotphoto, dotphoto sends you money every month!
We’ve made it easier to sell.
1. Make any product and save it as a project. 2. Click on the new Sell link in the main menu, and choose Sell Pre-Built Products. 3. Send the pre-built product link to friends or right-click-copy the link for a particular product.
Try clicking on the products below to see how easy it is for your friends and customers to buy Pre-Built dotphoto Products.
Enter promo code BEACHTOWEL to get $5 off on your beach towel plus free shipping. Only $19.99 for your custom printed 60″ x 35″ beach towel.
The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop lets you try different frames, multiple colored mats, and different sizes before you buy. Even better: the dotphoto Frame Shop is not limited to standard sizes or print ratios. Square, narrow or oblong, the photo you see is the photo you get!
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Memorial Day will be different for me this year. I happened to be in Washington, D.C. on Friday, and saw a new memorial along the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Remembering Our Fallen was inspired by a 2010 newspaper story about a father whose grief was even greater four years after his son had died in Iraq because he felt his son had been forgotten, and the war was not even over.
The happy faces of the fallen — most of them in their teens and twenties — shine with youth and promise in this powerful memorial. One cannot help but reflect upon the grief of thousands of families who have suffered and continue to suffer. I will be thinking of them this Memorial Day.
This is a traveling memorial. If you can’t get to Washington, check here to see when Remembering Our Fallen may be near you.
Remembering Our Fallen Slideshow
Facebook shrinks your photos, but it does one thing extremely well: Facebook makes it easy to get feedback from your friends. You can Like and Reply to comments, and it’s fun to get feedback on photos. It feels like appreciation.
That’s why dotphoto has added Facebook’s comment capability to your dotphoto albums. You can comment only to your dotphoto guests, or you can share directly to your Facebook account and collect comments in both places. Just scroll to the bottom of any dotphoto to add a comment or post directly to Facebook.
One upload for all your photo needs
One dotphoto upload now gives you archival back-up, printing, comments, and social media. dotphoto archives your full-sized photos up to 30MB each, and you can also share those photos directly to Facebook. Just make a comment on your album and tap the checkbox to Also post on Facebook. Now your photos are shared in both dotphoto and Facebook, and you’ll get comments from Facebook friends.
What you’ll see on Facebook
Your first comment becomes your post, and your friends can comment as they usually do. The first photo in the album is displayed on Facebook, and friends can click on that photo to see your whole album.
To share a single photo
- In dotphoto, create a new album with the Organize / Create Album command.
- Copy the photo to the album you just created with the Organize / Copy command.
- Comment in the album that contains one photo.