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

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



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  1. 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.

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

    2. What a great tool, thanks so much Dawn. My Great Grand Daughters and my Daughter will be so pleased today when I present these in their new lockets.

  2. I love it! Thanks for sharing ❤️

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

  3. 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.

    1. 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. 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.

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

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  6. 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!

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

  7. 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?

    1. 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?

  8. I have a six circular style sterling silver ball locket. The size of the photo plate is approx 0.7. Can you assist me with shrinking pictures that small?

    1. Rhonda the link I provided should have an option for that size and it shrinks it automatically for you.

  9. That Locket Studio site is THE BOMB!!! That was super useful!! And, as you mentioned, F*R*E*E!!!!! (and easy). Thanks for the excellent recommendation!! I just used it for a gift, but now I want to run out and buy a locket for myself!

  10. Lena York says:

    Hello I’m trying to figure out to get two locket pictures made.

  11. Ruth Toles says:

    Dawn, I can’t tell you how much it means to me to have found this post by you. On January 30 this year I lost my best friend, only member of my family who loves me, constant companion of 16 years – my Calico cat, Cassie Kitty. I have one picture of her only but purchased a keychain locket 1″ in diameter to put a reproduction of that picture into. Alas have been unable to find any store or person to reproduce the picture. NOW I have hope I can have it! You are my angel today. And I look forward to receiving more info from you as I signed up
    Ruth T aka SimsplyRuth

    1. Ruth, how wonderful and what a sweet comment. Please let me know how it works for you. I wear my boys in my locket near my heat all the time 🙂

  12. Hello I’m trying to get a square 4″×6″ and I can’t find any place that prints that do u have any ideals. Anything helps thank u

    1. Amber 4X6 isn’t square so you’d need to make it a 4X4 or 6X6. Most of the square prints are called insta prints if that helps.

  13. Jonathan B says:

    Thank you, post was so helpful!

  14. Could you tell me how you were able to cut it so precisely? I tried and I basically cut like a 3 year old. ?

  15. Ali Wenzke says:

    Thank you for your post. It was helpful to know how to size the pictures and the Locket Studio website was fantastic.

  16. Thank you for this post. I’ll try your suggestions. We’ve also had a horrible time the last 2 years, and I’m looking for the perfect locket for myself for much the same reason. I hope yours brings you peace.

  17. Thanks so much for this post and free resources! I have spent a hour trying to resize images on my own LOL Can you tell me how to resize for a 23 mm square pendant? Thaknks again!

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