*Professional photographs are copyrighted images. You must obtain permission from the photographer before using any professional photo to create a charm.
|Bad - the edges of the subject's hair are cut off||Good - the subject is a decent size in the frame||Best - close, tight crop with space around head|
|Bad - the subject is washed out with the flash||Good - the subject has even contrast||Best - Dark and light are defined without shadows|
|Bad - 72 dpi web resolution, blurry boxy edges||Good - 300 dpi print resolution, prints clearly||Best - 300+ dpi prints clearly|
|Bad - subject is very blurry with soft edges||Good - subject is slightly out of focus but still pretty crisp||Best - crisp, clear edges in sharp focus|
|Other Things to Avoid|
|Bad - multiple people (dogs) in one photo covering up others||Bad - subject with an object in front of their face||Bad - any type of food, water or other substance|
|Bad - harsh shadows cause an unnatural look in charms||Bad - subject is laying down and ears are hidden||Bad - crazy unnatural hair or flyaways|