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How to view an artwork in your home using augmented reality (AR).

Have you ever wanted to see how the painting looks in your home before you buy it? Will it look good in that corner, or over the couch? Is it the right size for the space and do the colors fit with your decor? Now you can be confident that you're making a good decision by using AR (augmented reality) right from my website rachelsolimeno.com.






How To View in AR


Follow this how-to guide for step by step instructions for How To View In AR

You'll need a smart phone with a camera, and you'll be asked to download an app called ArtPlacer.


Just follow the instructions in this video.



  1. Either on your tablet or smartphone with a front facing camera

  2. Choose a painting you like in Rachel Solimeno's originals

  3. Click on the artwork image to open the product page

  4. If there are multiple thumbnail images below the painting, make sure you selected the first image (this should show the painting front-on and with no room context)

  5. Click the green View AR button below the description

  6. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to install or launch the ArtPlacer app

  7. The ArtPlacer app will open to a page displaying the painting you selected

  8. Point your phone camera at the wall

  9. Take three steps back from the wall

  10. Point your camera at the floor towards the wall

  11. Move the camera in circles until you see a red line

  12. Move the camera up til the line meets the bottom of the wall. click next

  13. You'll now see the painting to scale on your wall

  14. Using your finger, move the painting around to the spot you like

  15. Click frames menu (top right) to view framing ideas

  16. You can share or download a photo of the painting on your wall


Note that frames are not provided with the painting but are for research purposes if you plan to frame the painting later.


How To Try in Room Without AR


If you don't want to install an app you can also Try In Room. Simply follow instructions below. Before you start you'll need to have a photo of your wall/room ready to upload. This can be done from any computer or phone.

  1. Choose a painting you like in Rachel Solimeno's originals

  2. Click on the artwork image to open it's store product page

  3. If there are multiple thumbnail photos of the painting, make sure you selected the first image.

  4. Click the green Try In Room button below the description

  5. Click Upload Photo Button

  6. Upload a photo of your room or wall area

  7. Click Save and Continue

  8. Skip the help or click next to read through

  9. Click on the wall to define your space

  10. Expand the area box by dragging the handles to your defined area

  11. Enter the height of your defined area in the text box (to right of slider)

  12. Hit enter and make sure the height is updated in inches.

  13. (Or use the height slider to define the height)

  14. Click Done

  15. Click Save and Continue

  16. You'll now see the painting to scale on your wall

  17. Drag to move the painting around to the spot you like

  18. Choose framing options by clicking "frames" menu in the top right

  19. Click download to save a photo of the painting on your wall

If you are making a joint decision on buying a painting, sharing this photo could be helpful. You can also view some different framing ideas if you plan to frame the painting after purchasing it. Note that the frames are not provided by the artist.


Go ahead, find painting you love, try it in your room and buy with confidence!



If you have any feedback on the AR feature drop me a comment, I'd love to hear.

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