Photo Requirements

To understand how to make a perfect Custom Morph Photo, we've broken down art information into tips, technical specifications, and examples for each type of effect. We recommend reading the general information for all artwork, then reading information regarding the specific effect you wish to create.

General Information

In order to ensure a quality product and avoid production delays it is important that art adhere to some general design guidelines. The information listed below is helpful for all projects.

Accept all common image formats including JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, PCX, TGA, GIF, PSD, PCD, PCT, etc.

Each picture should have the same orientation (Portrait or Landscape).

The clearer the picture is, the better the final photo will look. Or say technically, it is recommended to use the images in 300 DPI.

Avoid very small elements such as thin lines, small text as they may actually disappear from the final photo.

Avoid solid color, black, and white backgrounds. Use a busy or textured background or a common background when practical.

Avoid moving from one high-contrast element to another.

For Morph

In order to create the best morph effect, it is strongly recommended to use our FantaMorph software. It's easy, fast and fun! You can even get an additional discount when order CMP if you are our FantaMorph's user.

It is strongly recommended to submit the source project created by FantaMorph, so that we can easily set an appropriate number of frames or adjust key dots when need.

You can submit only two source images, we will generate the morph effect for you according our experiences. It's free, but we do not guarantee the final effect is that you desire.

You can submit a series of source images generated by FantaMorph or other software, the acceptable number of images is 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 24.

Morph photos are usually printed using horizontally oriented lens material. The vertical orientation is only suitable for large size such as 8x10" or up.

For Flip

A good flip is one of the most basic and rewarding lenticular effects produced. Here are some helpful hints that will make your flip effect a huge success.

You can simply submit 2, 3, 4 entirely different images, if more than 4, they should have a common or similar background.

Processing of the Flip Photo does not include any "touch up" work (removal of red eye, adjustment of brightness/contrast, color correction, etc.) You should edit them by yourself if need.

It is recommended to create a special morph project can be called "flip project" with FantaMorph, because using FantaMorph makes it so easy to crop, adjust, add caption, border and other decorations for the flip photo.

Avoid solid color, black, and white backgrounds — photographs or busy, noisy images work best. Unlike turning a page to reveal a second image, flip images become visible when the image under the lens comes into view as you move the print up & down. Since both images are present under the lens, some bleed through or "ghosting" of one image into the other is usually present. The effect of this ghosting is minimized when busier images and backgrounds are used which mask or hide the ghosting.

Avoid flipping from one high contrast element to another. Flipping from a red ball to a white square, for example, would not work well as the red ball will surely ghost into the white square. Flips work best when the general color, shape of elements, and contrast of the from and to pictures are similar.

Keep the backgrounds the same when possible while flipping individual images or text of similar shape and color.

Flips work best when they are printed using horizontally oriented lens material which focuses on one image or the other image as the view shifts from top to bottom. However, the vertical orientation is also available and work well especially for large size such as 8x10" or up.