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How To Choose The Right Image

Learn how to choose the right picture for your wall mural and how to avoid common mistakes.

How To Choose The Perfect Image For Your Wall Mural

It's time to choose the right image for your wall mural! This is the fun part, but not necessarily the easiest!

Thankfully, we're here to help!

Here are 3 ways to find the perfect design

1. Shop our designs:

Eazywallz offers an extensive selection of wall murals and repeat patterns. You can shop our wall murals and wallpaper designs by collection, by room or by style.

All our images are hand picked by our team to ensure we only offer the best selection!

If you can't quite find the right image, you can also request that we do the search for you!

2. Upload your own image:

At Eazywallz, we're all about customization and personalization. What is more personal than using your very own image?

Use our upload software to get started in customizing your own wall mural. To customize your wall mural online, you may upload a JPEG or PNG image.

For all other file format (tiff, pdf, psd, ai, eps, etc), please fill out this form instead.

3. Online image banks

Online image banks are a great source for low cost images and designs. Providing millions of photos and illustrations to choose from, you can be sure to find what you are looking for. ADOBESTOCK has our preference when it comes to paid online image banks.

You may also browse free image libraries such as UNSPLASH or PEXELS.

Keep in mind that not all images can be used. Keep on reading to know the common mistakes to avoid and what to look for when searching for high quality images.

Things To Look For

No matter what image you choose to make into a wall mural or wallpaper, there are a few general requirements to consider. Image quality and sharpness are the most important because the sharper an image is, the high quality your wall mural and wallpaper will be. Even though there might be a lot of aspects to consider, here are some key factors you should know.

1. SIZE:

The size of the image is the first requirement you need to look for. The larger the original image in pixels, the better. We emphasize on the term "original" because enlarging a small image won't help in the least. There is no clear rule of thumb but it is highly recommended for the image to be a minimum of 10 megapixels.


The resolution of an image is based around the Dots per Inch or DPI. We recommend images to have at least 150 to 300 DPI in its raw form. A high resolution photo is considered to be a 300 dpi image but it is also dependent on 3 general components: quality of the camera, size of the image and ability of the photographer (steady shot and lighting).


The sharpness of an image refers to the overall clarity in terms of both focus and contrast. It relies on achieving accurate focus on a desired subject. Try and stay away from blurry or out of focus images because this will also enlarge with the rest of the image.

Since your image will need to be enlarged to the size of a full wall, every detail counts! That barely noticeable little lens dust in the upper right corner of your photo will become the focal point you don’t want on your wall mural.

Common Mistakes


Noise looks like tiny colored pixels in a photo. In simple terms, noise often looks like grain. Several factors can affect the level of noise, including a camera's sensor size, higher ISO settings, and long exposures or slow shutter speed.

Night and space photos are often affected by noise issues. Once enlarged, these tiny specks become large, unwanted, blotches.

Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic Aberration usually manifests itself in the form of purple/red/blue/cyan/green fringes. They appear alongside highlights or dark regions edges of an image.

Chromatic aberration can be more or less severe, but remains problematic when enlarged to a large sized wall mural.


Depending on how the photo was taken, enlarging blurry images is not ideal for wallpaper murals. 

Unless the blur effect is purposely and creatively done (motion blur or focus shot), it usually doesn’t translate well once the image is enlarged to a wall mural size.

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