Ceramic pictures are among the most useful products now available to help perfectly memorialize any loved one. In days past, creating a fitting grave stone memorial required relying almost exclusively upon the wordsmith’s ability to summarize a life in a few words that could be engraved in stone. But now an age-old adage comes to the rescue: “a picture is worth a thousand words.” By simply including a precious family photo on any grave marker -- in the form of a ceramic picture -- a family can add an infinite amount of meaning and usefulness to their loved one’s grave marker memorial. With the aid of modern digital photography technology, ceramic pictures can take on just about any form. Here are just a few ideas for what we can do with a ceramic picture to assure that a memorial is the best possible remembrance for the ages.
Probably the most commonly use for ceramic pictures on grave markers is to simply transpose a treasured family portrait permanently onto the ceramic. This can be done with amazing ease by today’s ceramic photograph artists. The family simply submits a digital photo to the production crew who then applies a few minor editing touches using photo editing software and then “prints” the picture onto the ceramic using a machine that works much like a traditional laser printer. Once the print is baked onto the ceramic, it becomes a permanent, weather proof feature that will last the ages once installed on a grave marker (using a very strong, permanent adhesive backing on the picture).
Many times a family will want to tailor a favorite photograph just slightly as a memorial. In cases in which the deceased appears with a special pose in a photo filled with other people, family can and will often request that artists edit the photo to remove the other people. (Because having them appear on the deceased’s grave marker might not be appropriate.) This sort of request can be relatively easy for technicians to honor, and that surprises many family members who had assumed that their ceramic picture would have to match the photo as it exists. That is simply not the case. While not all requests for modifications can be fulfilled, for many technical reasons, a great number of them can be, and families can certainly benefit by assuring that the favorite pose, or most precious smile, of their lost loved one can be preserved and shared for generations to come. Families are often surprised to learn that, among the simple changes that can be made to a photograph that will appear on ceramic picture is the removal of background. If, for example, a family wishes to remove a particular setting from a picture in which their loved one is, otherwise, perfectly portrayed, technicians can usually do that with relative ease, leaving only a transparent or attractive single-color background in its place.
It should be noted that none of these modifications require the destruction of the original photograph. One of the great features of modern technology is that artists can add the most complex of edits to a photograph and still keep the original intact. This phenomenon applies to hard copies of originals as well as to digital versions of photographs. When presented with a hard copy photograph, technicians can simply use a scanner to create a digital version which can then be manipulated until the artist and/or family are content that it will be a fitting memorial for their loved one. The original can then be returned to the family to be used for whatever other purposes may be appropriate.
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