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CanvasPop lets you turn photos into wall art, and it's pretty cheap

November 6, 2009 |  8:33 am

We've seen online services that let you put your own image on T-shirts, coffee cups, throw pillows and shower curtains, so why was I so excited to hear about CanvasPop, a new company that will print any image onto a stretched canvas for low-cost wall art?

Maybe it's because CanvasPop recognizes that (rightly or wrongly) many of us consider the photographs we take as worthy of hanging in our home. (Hey, what picture could be better than that photo I shot of the waves at Abalone Cove?)  Maybe it's because the price point is so reasonable: $30 will get you an 8-by-10-inch canvas printed with a photo of your choosing but not stretched, and a 3-by-6-foot canvas will run you about $500 stretched. Or maybe it's because absolutely everything about the site makes sense. It's easy to upload a photo, and an actual person will get in touch with you to show a proof of the cropped image and to help you with other tweaks you might want.

I can think of at least three photos in my iPhoto library that I feel are worthy of display in my living room, and apparently I'm not the only one. CanvasPop's founder, Adrian Salamunovic, said the company has taken hundreds of orders, and it's only been around for a month.

-- Deborah Netburn

Photo courtesy of CanvasPop