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Persnickety Prints

Chari converted to digital scrapbooking over 5 years ago, but could not find a quality, archival 12x12 print at an affordable price. After her long search, she saw a need and created her own; Persnickety Prints. Before founding Persnickety Prints, Chari helped numerous organizations increase their online presence and revenue through her creative services. Chari's excellent retail knowledge and expertise comes from over 10 years of service at the retail industry giant, GAP. When Chari is not working on the next innovative business idea, she is calling a customer about their low resolution image or driving one of her 3 boys to a soccer game, tennis lesson, or scouts. You may also catch her at the nearest gas station grabbing a 44 oz. Diet Pepsi (mixed with a little cherry coke + extra ice). Date nights with her Husband of 14 years usually consist of a long single track mountain bike ride, skiing, fishing, or camping. She enjoys playing soccer on a local “soccer mom” indoor team. Chari is Persnickety in all things.

Camera Hardware and Accessories

We all know cameras are cool, but how much do you know about camera hardware and accessories? If the answer is “not much,” read on! Most camera hardware is designed for SLR cameras, and not point and shoot cameras. But, I don’t like to make people feel left out! For those of you out there […]

Photographing Landscapes

Landscape photography takes you to places you might not otherwise be able to visit, so that you feel like you are there yourself. They are vast shots of nature that are as awe-inspiring as the scenes themselves. Here are a few tips about landscape photography to help you capture nature’s magnificence next time you are […]

Image Size and Resolution

Image SizeImage Size is the size of your original digital photo file, measured in pixels and DPI (Dots Per Inch). What is a pixel? A pixel is a small square dot. DPI refers to the number of dots (pixels) per inch. Why is this important? Well, if an image is too small, you might not […]

Persnickety Prints Photo Paper: water survival

Our chemical and light process is the highest quality way to print digital photographs.  Persnickety Prints uses the old technology of light sensitive archival papers and adds new technical procedures of converting a digital image into a negative light form.  Our software reads your sRGB color profile. Because we do not process with ink, we […]

We still use a Darkroom

True, photographic paper is still far superior to the digital printing process which use inks or other press printing processes.  What is a “Real Photograph”? The word photograph comes from the Greek words phot, or light and graphia, or writing. A real photograph is exposed with light on light sensitive paper. That’s right – light. […]

Bleed

For single page photographic prints: most machines allow for a slight difference in print sizes and alignments by overlaying your image over the paper to avoid having a white border. The problem with this is you can lose a good portion of the edge of your layouts. If your layout has a thin border, the […]

Photography Tip: Manual Mode

Manual Mode Most people take pictures using Auto mode, especially on point and shoot cameras. While there is certainly nothing wrong with that, it is a good idea to understand the basics of using Manual mode. Essentially, all Auto mode does is set the Manual mode settings automatically. But, sometimes Auto mode gets it wrong, […]