How do I shrink my pictures to fit?

The easiest way is to use our cropping software developed specifically for making Little Windows!  It is a web application, so you will access it here on our website. You will be working online without downloading any software to your computer, the only thing you'll save to your desktop is your finished, re-sized sheet of cropped images, which will be saved to your desktop so you can print it at home. The Medium 1" Square Cropper Shape is available for you to try for FREE. 

If you like how it works, we offer Croppers for all Small and Medium Mold shapes. Below are the dimensions for all croppers we offer.

You can also use Photoshop or another photo editing program if you prefer, and then use the Little Windows Photo Cropping Templates that come in the Starter Kit and Mold Sets (also available for $2 in our shop).

If you're not comfortable cropping online, or using Photoshop, click here for a How-To guide for resizing your pictures using Microsoft Word or GoogleDocs.  This will also work if you need to resize your images to fit our Large Sized Molds or Hearts Molds.  You'll then use the templates that come with your molds to trace around and cut out your shapes.

Size & Shape        Photo should print…              Cast piece will be about…

 

Small square           5/8”    (16mm)                                ¾”   (19mm)

Small circle              5/8”    (16mm)                                ¾”   (19mm)

Small oval               5/8 x 15/16”  (16 x 24mm)             3/4 x 1”  (19 x 25mm)

Small rectangle       9/16 x 7/8”  (15 x 23mm)              11/16 x 1”  (18 x 25mm)

 

Medium square        1”  (25mm)                                    1-1/8”  (29mm)

Medium circle           1”  (25mm)                                    1-1/8”  (29mm)

Medium oval             1” x 1-3/8” (25 x 35mm)             1-1/8 x 1-1/2” (29 x 38mm)

Medium rectangle     7/8 x 1-3/8” (21 x 35mm)           1” x 1-1/2” (25 x 38mm)

 

We do not offer online Cropping Software for our Large or Hearts molds, but here are the size targets to be used with the cropping templates which come in each mold set:

Large square        2”  (50mm)                                      + 1/8" - 1/4"

Large circle           2”  (50mm)                                      + 1/8" - 1/4"

Large oval             2” x 2-1/2” (45 x 63mm)                  + 1/8" - 1/4"

Large rectangle     1-3/4" x 2-1/2” (45 x 63mm)            + 1/8" - 1/4"

 

1" Heart                 1"W x 13/16”H   (25 x 21mm)           + 1/8" - 1/4"

1-1/2" Heart           1-1/2"W x 1-3/16”H  (35 x 30mm)    + 1/8" - 1/4"                        

2" Heart                  2"W x 1-5/8”H  (50 x 41mm)            + 1/8" - 1/4"      

2-1/2" Heart           2-1/2”W x 2"H   (60 x 50mm)            + 1/8" - 1/4"

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Can I use the Photo Croppers right away?

When you purchase the Little Windows Photo Cropping Software, all Small and Medium Shapes will be added to your account as soon as your payment comes through, and will be available to use immediately. You may need to refresh your browser, or clear cache to connect with the latest updates at little-windows.com

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My Cropped Pics Aren't The Right Size

If your pictures are not printing out at the right size, check your Print Page Setup, to be sure you've selected 4 x 6" Borderless printing. If your printer does not allow for this option, then find the "scale" variable, and set the document to print at 34%.

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Paper Punches

We offer custom paper punches to fit some of our molds, which can also be used for Doming, or for any craft/scrapbooking project, with or without resin:

Our 1" Rounded Square Punch fits our Medium Square mold shape and saves lots of time.  It's the only one on the market with rounded corners, so you can use it for lots of other things as well, including Photo Cube gifts.

We also have heart-shaped punches in 1", 1-1/2", 2" and 2-1/2" sizes (side to side), that fit our Heart Shaped Molds.  Again, these are excellent for paper crafting as well.

We launched these punches recently, and will add more to fit our other mold shapes as we grow.  For any of our Circle Mold Shapes, you can find punches at your local craft store or online.

Small Circles Mold - 5/8" punch

Medium Circles Mold - 1" punch

Large Circles Mold - 2" punch

See the Mold Sizes FAQ for a complete list of sizing.

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