How to Print and Fit The Perfect Size Photo for a Locket

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How to Print and Fit The Perfect Size Photo for a Locket

I told you in an earlier post that my family had had a hard end of 2015 and we did. As a result of that hubby purchased me a locket for Christmas to display both boys’ photos in to keep close to my heart.

He originally got me a heart shaped locket that was pretty small in yellow gold and I don’t wear anything but silver so I asked him if we could return it and get something bigger and in sterling silver. He was fine with that since I had to wear it not him. We picked a day, returned the original locket, and I picked out this rather large one instead.

With age I can’t see the detail in little objects anymore and I liked the idea of an oval shape instead. I was thinking it would be easier to find a photo in the correct size.

How to Print and Fit The Perfect Size Photo for a Locket

I started looking through my photo library in Lightroom to find two photos I thought would work when I decided this was silly there has to be a way to get the photo size right the first time without printing several copies in an attempt to get it right.

Well what do you know? There is a way to get the right size photo shape and fit for the locket I have. A place called LOCKET STUDIO already took all the guesswork out of it and created this handy site where I uploaded my photos, picked the locket size and shape that I have, and just like magic my photos become a downloadable jpg for me to print or have sent by email. (The site is very easy to use and FREE)

What a brilliant idea right? I decided to try different printing methods to see what I liked the best. The ones on the left were printed on cardstock paper at home from a Canon printer. The ones in the middle I copied to a flash drive and had printed at our local grocery store on matte photo paper. And the ones on the right were printed at home on glitter paper from a Canon printer. I ended up going with the store prints on matte paper for my final project.

How to Print and Fit The Perfect Size Photo for a Locket

I also found a place called LOCKET PRINTS where you can upload your photos and they will mail you a full sheet of the same photo in several sizes made just for lockets. All you have to do is pick the size that fits your locket when it arrives.

How to Print and Fit The Perfect Size Photo for a Locket

I love my gift and wear it almost everyday. I have an upcoming fashion post where you can see how it hangs. I like a longer chain and this one hits just below the breast area.

I’m not sure if lockets are in fashion right now or if they ever go out of style but when I was out looking there seem to be several kinds on the market. I tend to lean more toward the vintage style ones for myself but there’s so many out there to pick from. Right now would be a good time to ask for a locket if you’re interested maybe your Valentine could get you one. 

How to Print and Fit The Perfect Size Photo for a Locket



  1. says

    Thanks, Dawn! This is such a great post. Who new there was already something out there to perfectly size your photos. I could have also used this application when I was making cupcake toppers for a bridal shower with a picture of the engaged couple.

    • says

      Carolyn that would have been a perfect way to use the program too.

  2. Melissa says

    I love it! Thanks for sharing ❤️

    • says

      You’re welcome Melissa it was so easy once I found the perfect program.

  3. says

    Thanks for the tip. I have a heart pin/ locket that’s about 2 inches at its widest part. I am going to try out this site and print a pic to go inside.

    • says

      Carol I can’t wait to see how yours turns out. That is the reason I took the heart shaped one back, I thought it would be hard to find a photo that fit but not with this program.

  4. says

    What a great resource, thanks for sharing. There is so many applications for this program, I am going to bookmark it for sure! I love lockets.

    • says

      Pam yes once you measure and find your correct locket size it goes fast for making the photos.

  5. Becky says

    Thanks, Dawn, I had no idea there was something like this. I have two different lockets that I wear. One was given to me by my parents when I was a teenager. Sadly, they are empty bc I never knew how to get a picture to fit nicely in them. I definitely want to try this.

    • says

      Oh Becky I’m so excited for you to try it. It’s very user friendly and you will be so happy with the results.

  6. says

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us Dawn…and the boys are very handsome!

    • says

      Thank you Shirley it was nice to get similar photos of them for my locket.

  7. susanjc says

    Hi, Dawn!
    Thanks for the locket info! Your guys are handsome and now you can literally hold them in your heart. How thoughtful of a gift from your hubby!

    • says

      Susan thank you for stopping in today. I’m loving my new locket and wear it most days.

  8. Mrs. Bradford says

    I uploaded my photo, but it was so tiny on the page I couldn’t even see it. Do you know why this is?

    • says

      It should be tiny, but it should also print out the same size as your locket. Did you pick your locket size from the choices?

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