Post # 1
I’m considering buying my mom a nice locket necklace as a parents gift and putting a picture of her parents in it, but I’m not sure how to turn a scanned photo into locket size? Is there a program people use?
I’d appeciate any help.
Post # 3
I had our photographer do it for my little sister’s locket and it came out great. The only thing I can say is that a heart shaped locket is tough to size.
I’m not graphically savvy either, so I can’t give you suggestions there. But for a holiday card, I used an Etsy vendor to make a 3×5 collage out of several photos. They came out about locket size, so I know it’s possible.
Post # 4
Most people use photoshop.
If you don’t have that, you could always use the photo editor that is usually build into your computer (if you have a regular PC). Like Microsoft Photo/Picture Editor.
You can then reduce (edit) the size to a percentage of it’s original size.
Post # 5
Depending on the size of the locket you could also use index prints. I have made photo bracelets using them and it turned out fine.
Post # 6
Thanks for the info guys…question, if you do resize it yourself in a program like photoshop, do you print it out yourself and just cut it with something, or can you send it to someplace like kodak or mpix to get it printed?
If it helps, this is the locket size I’m considering http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2952684?Category=&Search=True&SearchType=keywordsearch&keyword=locket+in+All+Categories&origin=searchresults
Post # 7
I did a locket for my mom, and I resized the photo (I can’t remember if I used Photoshop or the generic program that came w/ our scanner/camera), printed it on our Epson and cut it out and inserted it into the locket myself.
In retrospect, I sort of wish I’d sent it off to somewhere like Shutterfly or what not to get printed ’cause I think those inks will last longer than my Espon print will, and there’s something nicer about a "real" photo print, but you know, if it starts looking shabby after 30 years, you can always reprint a new one!