As with most printed material, the better the resolution of the image, the better it will display on the finished product. We recognize that you may not have multiple photographs of your ancestors, so we’re aware of the fact that you’re limited by your choices. Furthermore, playing cards – by their nature – are small (3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) and the photos will not be large, so resolution problems or “graininess” will be less than had you printed the photograph as an 8″ x 10″ portrait. Nonetheless, we’ve found that images with resolution below 800 x 600 are not ideal for your deck of cards.

Furthermore, photos that exceed a certain size can cause problems in the upload, storage and printing processes of OurCards, so we must limit photo sizes to less than 5 mb.

Lastly, we encourage people to use the cropping tool (see below) to edit the images to display as a square and rotated appropriately. Cropping ensures the photos display proportionately well in the final deck.