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Photographs


"The [photograph] shows me at one glance what might be spread over ten pages in a book."
Ivan Turgenev


About Photographs

With photographs, you will always be reminded of those special moments you had with your loved one. There is something special about having a visualization that just cannot be captured with words. Eterntiy's Touch offers photographs, both engraved and printed, for many of our products.

Prepare Your Order for a Photograph

Preparing your photograph is easy, but not necessary. Eternity's Touch dedicated staff of production associates will ensure your product looks great.

Choose the Photograph You Want

In the age of digital photography, photos are plentiful and already perfect to be used on our website. But even if it isn't a digital photo, you can still use it on our system. Once your photo is selected, just make sure it meets some criteria to ensure a great fingerprint keepsake.

  1. Good ResolutionThe photo is of sufficient resolution and not blurry. If there is an original, consider using that instead of the modified copy. We recommend minimum 100dpi.
  2. Good LightingThe photo has great lighting. Everything should be well lit and clear to see. Avoid images that have been white washed or were taken in the dark (e.g., without the flash).
  3. Correct OrientationThe photo orientation matches what you are looking for. For example, avoid a portrait orientation for a landscape oriented frame as it might not leave enough room along the edges.

Digitize the Photograph

If the photograph you want to use is not already digital, you will have to get it as a digital copy first. You can use the scanner and your computer, or you can use the camera on your smartphone.

Using Your Scanner

If you prefer to use your computer and scanner, simply scan in the document as a JPEG at a recommended 100dpi. On some scanners, it may be simply listed as "High Quality" or "Photo" mode.

Using Your Smartphone

You can also use your smartphone to capture the handwriting. Using the built in camera, simply take a picture of the handwriting.

The key is to make sure you have good lighting and that you take the picture as straight on as possible to avoid any distortions.

Using Microsoft Office Lens

Microsoft has released a program for smartphones called Microsoft Office Lens. This app is really cool because it basically will flatten the image for you when you take a picture ensuring that that distortions are at a minimum.

  • Office Lens for iOS
  • Office Lens for Android

Enahnce Your Photo (Optional)

If you want to enhance your photograph before submitting it to our site, you can follow these steps. You don't have to, we do all these steps for you on receipt of your order. But if you want to see a more accurate visualization of your product, just take a few moments and be amazed at the results.

Crop the Image

Open the photo in your favorite editor. This can be as simple as Microsoft Paint on a Windows PC, or Preview on a Mac. Your smartphone also likely has a photo editor built in as well. At Eternity's Touch, we love using the GIMP because it is both free and supports a variety of formats. Most software uses the same process:

  1. Set Aspect RatioSet the aspect ratio accordingly to reflect the type of photo you need. For example, a 4x6 portrait photo should have a 4:6 ratio. If it isn't specified, use a square.
  2. Crop, with Nose in CenterWe recommend that you try to get the nose as the center part of the crop; or in the case of two people, the mid-point between their noses. Try leaving some room around the edges of the face to capture the shoulders.
  3. Make the new image.Once you make the selection, copy the image and paste as a new image. You now have a perfectly cropped image ready to be uploaded to our website.

Eternity's Touch will do this for you, plus much more, to ensure a good quality fingerprint keepsake is delivered to you.

Eternity's Touch and Engraving

When it comes to engraving, Eternity's Touch takes a few steps to ensure the image will look great - mainly by removing the entire background so that the person becomes the clearest portion of the image.

  1. Enhancing for EngravingBy removing the background, the engraved photograph will appear much more clearly on our metal fingerprint keepsake.

Eternity’s Touch takes great pride in ensuring all your photos looks great, whether printed or engraved. We also are the only company to provide fingerprint keepsakes with the printed photo already inserted into your fingerprint keepsakes so that they are ready for wear right away.