Welcome to another month of canvas printing news and exciting ideas. This month’s focus is about bringing your old negatives, slides and photographs back to life.
Don’t let your old photographs and negatives spend their life, and your memories, stuck in a box. Get them out of the box and we will scan them at a high resolution to digital format and provide you with a CD of all your images.
Your treasured memories will have a new lease on life as scrolling images for your screen savers, digital photo frames, sharing with friends and family and maybe even the odd canvas print.
Visit our scanning pricing page for more information.
Which Wrap is for Me?
How to choose the wrap that suits your image and your style best.
When we refer to a wrap, we are talking about the canvas that wraps around the sides of a canvas print. There are three different types of wraps available for you to choose from.
1. Our most popular wrap is a Gallery Wrap (image left). This is where we use the existing image to wrap around the frame. If you choose a gallery wrap you have to make sure there is enough of the image to wrap and you are not going to lose precious content around the sides.
2. Or, if you haven’t got enough image room we can extend the image by creating a Mirrored Wrap. The duplicated area of the image is the area that is wrapped around the frame. This is often used if you want a gallery wrap but do not have enough non-content image to achieve a gallery wrap.
3. Alternatively, a Block Colour Wrap is where the entire image stays on the front of the canvas print and the canvas wrapped around the sides is a separate selected colour. You can choose a colour from your photograph or simple black or white. This is a popular option when important image content is close to the edges of the photograph and therefore would be lost around the sides on a gallery wrap.
Hint: The portion of your image area that wraps around the frame differs with the size of canvas print you choose. If you are unsure we are more than happy to assist you, or if you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop – visit our Learning Centre and have a go at creating the different wrap options yourself.
What is the difference? Optical Zoom Vs Digital Zoom
Do you find that when you use the digital zoom you end up with a photo that isn’t quite that good? This is because the camera crops the image and enlarges it back to full size, therefore reducing the image quality.
On the other hand, optical zoom makes use of the optics (lens) to bring the subject being photographed closer and keeping the quality of the image.
So in order to preserve maximum image quality you should avoid digital zoom wherever possible.
Keep reading each month for new tips and exciting news.
Martin & Philippa & the team at ROC Gallery.
ROC Gallery + Print Studio
73a Macgregor Tce, Bardon 4065
Ph: 07 3368 1390
Fax: 07 3368 1790