This is for those who need it today. You can take it to your local print shop, and get it printed today. This is also a great option for those outside the United States who do not want to wait for shipping.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our mosaics are such high resolution that not all programs and devices can handle it. Professional imaging software like Photoshop will be able to open it, and most desktop programs can open it if your computer has enough RAM. Some programs will refuse to open it, while some will open it at lower resolution making it blurry. Some high end smartphones and tablets can handle it. If this happens, try opening it with different programs you have available. If everything fails, try dragging and dropping your download onto your web browser. Most modern up-to-date desktop web browsers are able to open our mosaic files at full resolution.
You can split your big picture into multiple pieces. Inception. Mosaics within mosaics. Tile multiple mosaics side by side.
You’ll be able to download it immediately after purchase.
Inception. Mosaics within mosaics. Tile multiple mosaics side by side.
Make sure to print your mosaic at full resolution. Do not let print shops downsample it. Check for brand of paper, and for brand and types of inks. Because not all papers and inks are created equal. You want pigmented inks. Branded papers and inks have reputations to uphold, they are much more likely to stand the test of time without fading.
You can, but mosaics are best when printed large. What you could do is, use an image splicing software to split your photo mosaic into multiple pieces so that you can print it. And then put the prints next to each other.
You can, but beware that the quality of the print will not be as high.
You can at some online print shops, but you won’t be able to at some others. And quality varies wildly. Some might not be able to accept the mosaic images at full resolution.
After purchase, just below your download button, there are download links for lower resolutions. Use those links to download lower resolution versions as necessary. Use the highest resolution possible for printing whenever possible for maximum sharpness.
DPI (dots per inches) metadata of the download is set to the default of 72 dpi. Do not be confused by this number. 72 dpi is the DPI of a typical computer monitor, and so image files that are bound for computers are automatically set to this DPI. This is just a meaningless metadata that automatically gets set. We cannot set it for you, because we do not know how large you will print your mosaic. Your image resolution is fixed. The actual DPI is determined when you print it. For example, if you have a 10,000 x 10,000 resolution image, and you print it 10 inches by 10 inches, then the DPI is 1000. But if your print is 20 inches by 20 inches, then the DPI is 500. The formula is to divide the image resolution by the print size.
Megapixels and megabytes are two different things. Megapixels is the measure of number of pixels an image has, while megabytes is a measure of the file size.