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Say Forever on Valentine's Day With a Photo Gift

Say Forever on Valentine's Day With a Photo Gift

FotoTime Offers Photo Tips and Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

DALLAS, TEXAS, Jan 16, 2007 - It’s that time to think about Valentine’s Day. If you are looking for a gift that says ‘forever,’ consider a photo gift. A very special photo captured in time and printed onto a mug filled with chocolate kisses, a keepsake photo plate, or canvas print can last for years.

FotoTime, a leading provider of digital photo and video solutions, recommends several things to keep in mind when you are taking and selecting a photo order in order to ensure the highest quality for your gift item.

Carefully go through your photo library to pick out your best images. Your photo should have good lighting, color, contrast and balance. Also a photo editor can help you correct common problems such as incorrect white balance or improper exposure.

If a mug filled with silver and red wrapped Hershey kisses is your gift choice, keep in mind the image will wrap around. You’ll want to select a photo that is wide (landscape) and not tall (portrait) to ensure the most attractive results. The mug has a white surface so choose an image that stands out against a white background.

The keepsake photo plate also is a very popular Valentine gift. Each plate is accented with a 24 karat gold trim and comes with a display easel. When you select a photo to be printed on the plate, be sure that the focal point of your image is centered within the photo. The photo-processing lab will need to crop the image to fit into a circle on the plate.

Canvas prints let you transform an ordinary photo into a work of art that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. You can choose from a variety of sizes ranging from 8”x10” to 20”x30”. Each print also includes an extra two-inch border so it can be professionally stretched and mounted.

Photo gifts are a great way to personalize gifts that can be cherished well beyond Valentine’s Day. Keep these tips in mind as you begin selecting images for your gift items to ensure the highest quality.

About FotoTime, Inc.

Founded in 1999, FotoTime is one of the leading innovators in digital photo and video solutions designed to handle the entire digital image lifecycle. FotoTime's integrated solution set includes FotoAlbum Pro for organizing and managing photos on the computer, FotoShare for sharing photos online with friends and family, FotoStudio for setting up an online photography storefront, and a digital lab for print and gift order processing. FotoTime delivers products to customers in more than 80 countries through an Internet distribution. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. More information about FotoTime is available at