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Graphic design and photography firm Vixen Digital has created a free Photoshop package to give everyone access to a 3-D printer to print their own photo of deceased loved ones.
The software can be downloaded from Vixens.com and will allow users to easily create a digital photo of their loved ones at home using a standard printer.
Vixen says that a printable version of the software is currently available on the company’s website, as well as a desktop version for Mac and Windows.
It is a free program, but if users want to print out a copy of their own copy of the program, they will need to pay $20 per copy, which includes the software itself and a $30 shipping fee.
The software comes with all the software tools that a normal user would need to complete the process, but with some additional features, like adding text to a digital image to help it stand out from other images in your photo library.
“If you are looking for something to print on a piece of paper, there is no better tool for this than Vixden’s 3D Printer,” Vixened’s creator, Katie Schreiber, wrote in a blog post on Vixenz.com.
“It is the perfect tool for someone who wants a print of a specific image in their memory, or even if they just want to add some text to their photo.”
The free program is a collaboration between Vixentech and VixEN, a company that manufactures and distributes high-resolution 3D printers.
Vixench’s digital printers are designed specifically for those in need of a printed, custom 3D design, but there are other ways to print your loved ones image, too.
Digital prints can be created using Vixengard, a 3d printing service that is currently in beta and available for download through the company.
Another option, Vectrify, is also available for those who wish to print a digital version of their photo and use it in a post-mortem.
All of these options have their advantages and drawbacks, but it seems that Vixening’s 3-d printable software is designed to make it easy to print up a custom 3-dimensional photo, which can be useful for those looking to make the perfect funeral or funeral memorial.
More to come.