Nail photos we rejected!

…because they aren’t clear enough!

Bad photo - not clear, very fuzzy, too close

Bad photo – not clear, very fuzzy, too close!


Taken too far away from the finger, poor lighting. Get in closer.



Fuzzy and not clear. Check to see what the closest focus you can use on your camera. REJECTED!

We are showing you toenail fungus photos that people have sent in that are just such poor quality that we can not show them on the main part of our site (it’s amazing you found this page). So we are trying to educate people that photos taken with a cheap camera, an older iPod, IPad, Blackberry, or SmartPhone just don’t have the clarity and crispness that is needed for a good quaity photo. Here are some hints on how to take better photos:

How to take good toenail fungus pictures:

It’s difficult to take toe pictures clearly. Most digital cameras today have good close-up capabilities (usually shown as a ‘flower’), and the advantage of using digital is that you can instantly see the photo and if it is blurry, you can discard it and take another.

We suggest taking 5 all at once, pick the best two, and discard the rest. If you have a digital camera without a close-up lens, hold the camera about 3 feet away from your toe fungus and use the highest resolution setting on your digital camera.

If you have a regular film camera, get as close as you can with the lens you have. The usual closest you can get to take good toenail photos on a cheap camera is about 3-1/2 feet (1 meter). Use the flash if you are not super close, or alternately get over next to a bright window, or outside in the daylight. The picture can always be cropped (we can do that). We can accept photo sizes up to 5 to 6 MB by email.

If you are using a Smartphone or iPod, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, etc. find out what the closest distance is that will keep the photos in focus. This is the main complaint of the photos we receive – they are out of focus, as you can see below.

We would really appreciate more photos of toenail fungus.