How to Convert an Image Into a Negative

Learn how to turn your own photos into a digital negative for printing with Inkodye.

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Download the Lumi app for iPhone on the App Store.

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Open the app and take a picture. Or load a photo you already have on your phone.

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Move and scale your photo within the square frame to your liking.

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Slide your finger on the screen to adjust brightness & contrast. Tip: higher contrast will yield better prints.

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Tap the color buttons at the bottom to preview what your print will look like in red, orange or blue.

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Use the PREVIEW function to see what your print will look like on a shirt. Or use the LUMICAM function to overlay your image by holding your iPhone up in front of your own fabric!

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Click NEGATIVE in the top right corner to convert your image to a negative. Save the image to your phone or buy a 12x12" negative directly from the app that will ship to your doorstep.

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You can even add our new Print Fabric With Light kit to your cart directly from the app so you get everything you need to start printing in one shipment.

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See our "Print Negatives on 8.5" Inkjet-Printable Inkofilm" guide if you want to print your negative at home on transparencies.

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Don't have an iPhone? Follow the next steps to learn how to convert an image to a negative on your computer.

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First, choose your photo. We recommend an image with a lot of contrast and bold, graphic details.

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Next go to pixlr.com/editor to convert your image into a negative. Choose "Open image from computer" to upload your photo.

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Once you've uploaded your image, go to "Adjustment" at the top of the page. Scroll down and select "Desaturate". This will turn your color image into black and white.

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Go to "Adjustment" again and this time select "Invert". This will turn your black and white image into a digital negative.

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Next, save your image to your computer or a USB flash drive by selecting "Save..." under "File". You now have a negative for print!

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See our "Print Negatives on 8.5" Inkjet-Printable Inkofilm" guide for step-by-step instructions for printing your negative from home!

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