Pixum Wall Art Tips & Tricks

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

The colours of your new Wall Art can be bright and brilliant. But if not given the correct lighting conditions, their full effect might not be completed. Therefore, we suggest that you follow these tips to ensure your wall prints look amazing wherever you decide to mount them.

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The disappearing contrast: Pictures in darker rooms

If you mount your Wall Art 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 of the photo are no longer that striking. A wall art, which looks sharp when viewed in good light, now seems somewhat dull and lack the dynamic contrast you love about so much. This is down to poor lighting.

To get around it, select an image that contains plenty of contrasts. This is the case when 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 in the room. Here is how you can do this:

  • run the Pixum Photo World software and choose the Wall Art material
  • select your favourite photo
  • start by double-clicking on the photo
  • the photo will now load in the editing tool of the software. Select the "Adjustments" tab and then "Brightness & Contrast"
  • confirm editing and proceed with the order
  • there's also a Digital Photo Optimization automatically running in the printing lab - so be sure, your favourite photo will turn to a stunning Wall Art with Pixum!

Pixum tip

Backlit photo printed on acrylic glass
Our top tip for dark rooms is a backlit Acrylic Print. Thanks to its translucent finish, you can simply place a light source behind it - we recommend placing it 90 degrees to the print surface so that you only see the light rays, not the single bulbs. Our guide on this DIY shows you how to illuminate an acrylic glass print. You can also light up a darkened wall print with a slim light lamp from above, similar to the way it is done in galleries and exhibition centres.

Muted 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.

Please note: We do not recommend hanging up a picture on a wall that faces a window, if the picture has a reflective surface. This applies to the materials with glass-like finish, such as Gallery or Acrylic Print. Otherwise, the picture can only be seen in part because of distorting reflections.

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