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Pixum Wall Art Tips & Tricks

Create beautiful wall art with memories worth printing.

The lighting conditions in wall art - what do I have to bear in mind?

The colours in your wall art can be bright and brilliant - if they are not given the correct lighting conditions, their full effect might not be realised. Therefore, we suggest that you follow these tips to ensure your images look amazing wherever you decide to put them.

The disappearing contrast: Pictures in darker rooms

If you hang your wall art up in a room that is rather dark, for example due to insufficient daylight or rather dull lamp bulbs, then you will quickly notice that the contrasts in your image are no longer very striking. A wall art, which looks sharp when viewed in good light, now seems somewhat dull and lack any real contrast. This is down to poor lighting.

To get around this problem, select an image that contains plenty of contrasts. This is indicated by the fact that both the dark and the light areas in the image stand out clearly from one another. If necessary, you can use the image processing tools in the Pixum Photo World software to enhance the contrast artificially to meet the lighting situation. It works like this:

  • Open the wall art project on the Pixum Photo World software
  • Upload your photo or image
  • Start by double clicking on the photo?s processing options
  • In the window that opens up, select the "Adjustments" tab and then "Brightness & Contrast"
  • Use the lower slider to adjust the contrast. Moving it to the right means that the contrast is enhanced. Moving it to the left weakens the contrast.
  • Confirm the changes by clicking on OK

The Pixum Wall Art App

Unsure on how your're Pixum Wall Art will look once it hangs at home? Then try the Pixum Wall Art App and have a look at your wall art in augmented reality.

Augmented Reality in the Pixum Wall Art Simulator

The Pixum wall picture simulator app is available for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets. It can be obtained free of charge via most appstores. The idea behind it is simple: you print out a QR code and stick it to the wall where the wall picture will later hang. Launch the app, select the desired image and a product, such as a 60 × 80 cm wall picture, and then scan the QR code on the wall. On the smartphone display you will now see your wall, with the desired picture and its scale. This gives you an idea of how the wall picture will look in your home.

Pixum tip

Back-lit photo on acrylic glass
Our top tip for dark rooms is to try a photo on acrylic glass. Since it is translucent, you can simply place a light source behind it, so that your image radiates from the inside out. Our guide shows you how to illuminate a photo behind acrylic glass. Alternatively, you can illuminate a darkened wall picture with a light from above, similar to the way it is done in galleries and exhibition centres.

Weaker colours for darker rooms

If your shot is more muted and not too brightly coloured, it is ideally suited for a rather dark room. Since the pictures would be quite dark anyway, they naturally show a rather high degree of contrast and come into their own element. If, on the other hand, your wall art is predominantly made of light and clear elements, you should hang it up in a bright room.

Caution: You should not hang up a picture on a wall that faces a window, if the picture has a reflective surface. This applies to the materials, gallery print or the use of acrylic glass. Otherwise, the picture can only be seen in part because of distorting reflections.