Fine Tuning Your Fuze
To make your item brighter or darker, you can adjust the brightness of your photo. This is helpful when your item looks out of place on your new clean background.
0 Brightness (Default)
Negative brightness will make your photo darker while a positive brightness will make your photo brighter.
Use this option to fade in your original photo. This is helpful when you want to minimize the original background while keeping focus on your item.
100 Clarity (Default)
Setting the Background Clarity to 100 will ensure a solid white or black background. Setting the Background Clarity to 50 should be a halfway blend between the original photo and a pure white/black background.
You can also use this when parts of your item match the background. Adjusting the Background clarity to add back in a bit of the original image can do wonders in these situations.
When you fuze your photo and parts of your item are missing, it may be because those areas closely match the background. If that is the case, increasing the sensitivity should keep those areas in your fuzed photo.
The most common cause of areas missing is a bad highlight, so make sure you've highlighted all of your item first. Also, the original intent of this feature was to improve the look of shadows, so lighter areas of your item may lighten as a result.
If you are looking for backgrounds other than pure white or pure black, you can use the Background Style tool to give your photo a little more personality!
The bottom right corner uses the average background color. For more information about Background Style check out our blog post.
If you are using an off-white background, a colored background, or are mixing light colors - turn off the Color Correct feature.
Turn off Color Correct and set Background Style to the bottom edge to get a colored background.
Auto-Crop will automatically crop your photo to the optimal dimensions. This will also ensure you get the best quality when fuzing your photos as we will crop your item before fuzing it.
If your account is linked with Etsy, we will also try to keep your photo square.
If your fuzed photo is coming out with a black background instead of a white background, try enabling the Underexposed option. This will hint to FotoFuze that you took your photo with too short of an exposure time and the background is probably white.
If you didn't use a white background, we strongly recommend using a white background. This helps ensure that your item comes out correctly. We typically recommend white printer paper for smaller items or a white untextured bed sheet with its wrinkled ironed out for larger items.
If your fuzed photo is coming out with a white background instead of a black background, try enabling the Overexposed option. This will hint to FotoFuze that you took your photo with too long of an exposure time and the background is probably black.
If you didn't use a black background, we strongly recommend using a black background. This helps ensure that your item comes out correctly. We typically recommend black construction paper for smaller items or a black untextured bed sheet with its wrinkled ironed out for larger items.
Enable this feature if you want us to try to make your photo square. We will expand only the borders of your photo that aren't touching your item.
This option requires Auto-Crop to be on and may not work if you have adjusted Background Style or Background Clarity.
Auto-Brightness, when enabled, will ask us to automatically increase the brightness to better light up your item. Brightening your item helps make your item look more naturally lit, especially when put on a pure white background.
How much we will brighten your photo depends on how bright or dark your original photo is. If you use natural backgrounds and would like a more consistent background brightness, you may want to disable this feature.
By default this is turned on and will try to reduce the natural image noise. It isn't very strong, but it may hide subtle details in your photo by accident. Pro users can turn off this noise reduction feature.
If you want your photos to come out at a specific resolution, you can enable the Manual Resolution option found in the "properties" tab. The number you enter will specify the largest edge of your fuzed photo.
If your fuzed photo would normally come out smaller than the custom resolution you specify, your image may turn out blurry by enabling this.
If you want to add a watermark to your photos, you can use our Watermark feature. It can be found at the bottom of the "properties" tab. This feature is still in development—if you have any suggestions on how to improve it, let us know!
For best results, upload a PNG with a transparent background.