We also offer overlay creation as a service. Note that each campaign can have only one overlay at a time; you can change it by logging into http://my.fotozap.com and any photos uploaded after that point will have the new overlay.
Overlays become part of the photo as the photo is shared by Facebook, Twitter, email, prints, etc.
Here are the basics of creating an overlay.
- Overlays should be in .PNG format with transparency
- Overlays should be 1280 pixels wide.
- When creating a strip along the bottom, the overlay might be 1280 wide x 300 pixels tall
- When creating a logo in the bottom right corner, you can also use a 1280 wise x 300 tall graphic but most of it would be transparent
- If you want to create a full frame overlay that goes all the way around the outside edges for taking horizontal (landscape) photos, you would create a graphic that is 1280 wide x 960 tall. NOTE: this can ONLY be used for landscape photos.
- If you want to create a full frame overlay that goes all the way around the outside edges for taking vertical (portrait) photos, you would create a graphic that is 1280 wide x 1709 tall. NOTE: this will only be shown fully on a portrait photo
Here is a semi-transparent overlay that runs along the bottom of the uploaded image:
Here is that same overlay at full size (1280x960 pixel PNG). Click to open the overlay in a new window and right-click to save it:
Another example showing the uploaded image with the overlay added:
This is a 1280 wide x 355 tall PNG. It will be automatically positioned in the bottom of the uploaded image, whether the image is vertical or horizontal.
Click to open this overlay in a new window and right-click to save this overlay:
Other overlay ideas
A standard overlay that covers the bottom right corner:
Full frame overlay. This covers all four sides of the photo with area in the middle for the subject.
We often don't recommend this type of overlay because a vertical photo will result in the photo being cut through the middle by the top of the overlay.
An overlay on the left side of the image. You would make the overlay 960 tall if you were taking horizontal photos and 1709 pixels tall if you were shooting vertical (portrait) photos.
Another full frame overlay in the shape of a circle. By combining an overlay with a creative shooting angle, you can create interesting effects.
An overlay that covers most of the screen, leaving just a space in the middle for the photo. Be careful with this type as the photo of the participants can get lost.