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Getting the Best Result: Image Guidelines & Copyright Use

The most important step in creating a custom wall decal is getting the right image. Images must be high resolution (a large digital image). The higher the resolution, the sharper and larger the finished product can be. We suggest you follow these guidelines:

  • Use an image more than 2MB in size.
  • Use an image greater than 1800 x 1800 pixels in size.
  • Use an image with between 180-300 DPI (Dots Per Inch).
  • You can upload JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PNG photo files through our online tool when creating your custom Fathead.
  • For other file types, including PDF, PSD, AI, EPS and SVG, or if you are experiencing difficulty uploading a file, please call 1-877-328-8877 for professional assistance.

If you're planning on taking a photo, use a digital camera that can take a high quality, high resolution digital photograph. You may have to adjust your settings to get the highest picture quality. We found following these steps when taking a picture for your custom wall decal produces the best end product:

  • Limit the use of zoom. Zooming decreases the resolution of the image.
  • Get as close to the subject as possible so that it fills up the shot.
  • Make sure there is adequate lighting; dim photos make for a dim custom creation.

You must own the rights to the image(s). If you took the photograph that you’re sending us then you own the rights. If someone else took the photograph, you need permission from that person to use the photograph for a Fathead Custom Creation. If you used a professional photographer he or she should be able to provide you with a release form. If you upload a licensed image or an image you do not own the rights to, we will not be able to produce your wall decal.

But that may not be all. You need to ask yourself whether or not you have permission to make a Fathead of the person or artwork in question, even if you took the photo. If not, the right of publicity prohibits us from creating a Fathead decal for you. If the person or artwork you want made into a Fathead is famous and you don't have that person's permission, chances are good that there's a right of publicity issue.

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