Camera settings for better photo quality

Article ID: 22030139



Topic or Information

This solution is useful for

  • All card printer models.
  • Photo / Picture quality.

Applies To

Recommendations for camera settings to ensure optimal quality images


Symptoms addressed by this solution include

  • Poor image quality.
  • Photos too dark.
  • Photos too light.

Suggestions for better quality photos.

Camera settings for capturing photos will depend upon the capturing device (video or digital), the lighting, and the background where the image will be captured. Getting the correct settings will be a trial and error approach. However, the following tips should help in selecting the proper camera settings:

  • The lighting should be consistent and illuminate both sides of the face. Taking photos by a window or a high traffic area where the light keeps changing will not produce repeatable photo capture quality.
  • A light colored background works better than a dark colored background.
  • Capturing many photos using the maximum color depth and size can increase the processing time use by the application to prepare the image for the driver. Also some applications have been known to have problems when shrinking the image to appear on the cards. The photos should be saved with enough resolution to attain good printed image quality. The minimum settings should be 16 bit color and 640 x480 resolution, we recommend 24 bit color and 640 x480 resolution.


+ Product Codes

  • P100i
  • P110i
  • P120i
  • P330i Card Printer
  • P430i Card Printer
  • Value Class Card Printer