How to Print Charm-Size Photos
By Johnathan Micah
Updated September 28, 2017
Printing a customized photo to appear inside a charm or locket can be a valued addition to a gift for a loved one. Microsoft Windows 7 comes preloaded with all the tools needed to resize a digital image so it will fit into the charm's photo space. After resizing the image and saving it to the hard drive, Windows 7 can also print a copy of the image while preserving the new size.
Right-click on an image file from the hard drive and select "Properties" from the menu that appears. Then click the "Advanced" tab to view the DPI or dots per inch setting for that specific image.
Use a measuring tape or a ruler to measure the size of the photo space inside the charm or locket. Measure the space in inches.
Use an online image size conversion tool available from websites such as Auction Repair, Mystic-Nights or Meili Studios. Select the image's DPI and then enter in the charm's width and height in inches. The conversion tool will display the width and height of the charm in pixels.
Right-click on the image file from the hard drive and select "Edit" from the menu to open the image in Paint. Select the "Home" tab at the top of the screen, then click the "Resize" button.
Click to select the "Maintain aspect ratio" checkbox. Then enter either the width or height of the charm into the appropriately labeled box. Paint will automatically fill in the other box with the appropriate value. Make sure to enter the width or height in pixels. Click the "OK" button to finish resizing.
Click the "Paint" button and save the changes. Then click the "Paint" button again and select "Print" from the menu. Click to uncheck the "Fill Frame" box. Click the "Print" button to print the picture.
Load your printer with photo paper for best results.
Johnathan Micah has been involved in filmmaking and writing for over 10 years. He is the co-owner of Pelicula Films, a production company that has produced many short films, music videos and other television spots. Micah has been a freelance writer for many publications both online and offline. He holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism.