Image quality is part art, part science. Generally, low resolution
website pictures look terrible on signs. Web pages need to load quickly,
so people visiting a page don't leave the organization's website. If
high definition pictures are on the page, the page will load slowly.
Thus, nearly every internet picture you find on a storefront or news
page is low definition. It might look good at 2' x 2', but will look
terrible at 12' tall. Before uploading a picture, zoom in. Is it grainy?
Does the edge look crisp? If not sure, email us the image, let us know
how big you want it, and we will let you know if it will look good
enough to be persuasive. Sometimes, for a small fee, we can use
commercial software to improve the quality. Files that are 100 kilobytes
(kb) or less, even up to 1000 kb, are often too low quality to use on
all but the smallest signs or decals.
Google Images has the
ability to display only high definition pictures- play with the
settings. However, that does not mean you are legally allowed to use the
image. Make sure before you use it. Often, people are honored to have
someone use their picture, and say yes, if you ask nicely.
Modern camera phones
take excellent images if you choose the highest quality setting.
Likewise, tablets can take great pictures, usable for signage products.