Hello all! Like many of you out there, I am also addicted to Facebook. Hardly a day goes by that I’m not planning an event, updating statuses, or tagging photos. But speaking of photos, there’s something cool that not many of you may have known about.
Did you know that you can create your own wood print by uploading a photo directly from Facebook or Instagram?
For those who have heard about this, and are just rollin’ your eyes, because “Yes, yes, we know about this”, my question to you is, have you actually tried it yet? Well, what I believe is that for every person out there who knows how to do it, there’s also another person who doesn’t. I’m here for you.
Here’s a little step-by-step tutorial on how I created a wood print using a picture from Facebook!
First thing is to head on over to the front page, and click on “Create Your Own”
Once you’re there, scroll down to where you see three boxes: Facebook, Instagram, and upload from computer. For the purposes of this demo, I’ll use the Facebook connection. Also note that if you choose to upload, there is a list of acceptable file types at the bottom.
If you’re not already logged into Facebook, it’ll prompt you to log in. Once you’re logged in, it’ll ask you to give Prints on Wood permission to access your photo albums, as well as your friend’s albums for photos. Don’t worry, it’s not going to bring up all of their pictures, just ones that you are tagged in!
Go ahead and click “Allow” or “Skip”. Either option will take you to your albums and photos.
A small window will pop up and show your albums, as well as tagged photos. Browse through them to find that image you want.
*IMPORTANT NOTE* To upload a photo, please make sure that it is either YOUR photo or that you are tagged in it. Otherwise, there’s no access to other people’s albums for that photo you want.
Today, let’s say I want to make a print as a gift for my taiko group, Senryu Taiko. I’ve decided to go with our current group picture I’ve circled here:
Once you click on the picture, it’ll show as “SELECT THIS”. Double- Click on the picture a second time to confirm.
Back on the Create Your Own page, your photo magically appears in the Edit box! Voila! You’ll also notice that there’s a preview box next to it.
Notice that its vertical? Easily fixable. Just hit the ROTATE button below, and you’ll be able to fit everyone.
You can use the cropping corners to adjust the view of the photo. With each change, it’ll show up in the preview box, as it would appear on your wood print. Such as...
Alright, now below the window, there’s giant list of sizes to choose from. Wowza, that’s a lot of options.
“no margin” is exactly as it sounds: there won’t be a “frame” around your photo like in the example pictures above.
Start picking different sizes, or if you already know what you want, select it! However, take heed of this warning:
This warning means that there’s a chance your image will come out fuzzy or pixelated. This could be due to a low-quality image, a too-large print size, etc. To resolve this, either upload a higher quality image, or explore the other different sizes and adjustments you can make to the image using the cropping boxes.
Once you’ve found a happy medium, the warning should disappear.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you’ve chosen what you want, make sure to click “Save Crop & Preview”, or you won’t be able to continue to the cart.
Once you’ve finished, notice the check-box for the rights to the image. Is this picture yours, or did you steal this picture from another business source? If the answer is "Yes, it's my own image." then check the box.
When you’re all ready to go, click the “Add To Cart”
You’ll be taken to the payment page and checkout, and that’s it! That was easy, right? Now go forth and create your own wood prints!