Tombstone photo from old photoceramics

It often happens that we need to make new photoceramic from an old porcelain, which is attached to the tombstone. A crack, a scratched golden strip, the desire to match the porcelain to the newly made photoporcelain of the spouse, or the replacement of the monument. There are many reasons, and they entail the need to provide the manufacturer of photoceramics with a photo, the original of which we do not have. There are various solutions to this case, but the best of them is to peel the porcelain from the monument and send it to the manufacturer of the photoceramics (even cracked or broken porcelain will be able to be reconstructed).

During the activity of our company, we have encountered a situation many times when we received a broken photo on porcelain. Our graphic designers then put it together like a puzzle, and then cleaned the photo in a graphics program. Of course, such folding of the photo makes sense if it is two, three, maximum four pieces.

However, if detaching the tombstone photo from the monument is not an option, or the porcelain is very broken and only silicone holds it, we can take a photo of it. However, the following should be absolutely taken into account:

- angle of the photo taken (straight ahead to avoid image curvature)
- lighting (must be even)
- leveling of glare (removing the reflection from the face may cause unnatural features)
- the focus of the photo of the photoporcelain (be careful of undesirable hand movement while taking the photo and make sure that the focus is on the face and not, for example, on the monument next to the photo)

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Fig. 1 From the left: (1) a photo taken at an angle, the image curves, (2) a well-done photo of porcelain, (3) glare on hair and clothes, removing it in graphic processing can cause unnatural scratches, (4) not even face lighting and image curvature

How else do we define good quality photos for tombstone photography? Find out more about the concept of DPI and PPI: