Image Resolution

Image Resolution –      What is the best file size?

When determining how many pixels you need, it all boils down to how you will be using the photo and what size it will be printed. Here’s a handy chart to guide you when determining how many pixels you will need for printing standard size photos on an ink jet printer or through an online printing service.

What is the best resolution for photo gifts?

The table below shows the recommended resolutions for photo gifts and prints.

Print Size/Product Minimum image resolution required
4 x 6 690×460 pixels
5 x 7 805×575 pixels
8 x 8 920×920 pixels
8 x 10 1150×920 pixels
8 x 12 1380×920 pixels
11 x 14 Enlargements 1610×1265 pixels
12 x 12 1380×1380 pixels
12 x 18 Enlargements 2070×1380 pixels
16 x 20 Posters 2300×1840 pixels
20 x 30 Posters 3450×2300 pixels
11 x 14 Collage Posters 1260×990 pixels
12 x 18 Collage Posters 1620×1080 pixels
16 x 20 Collage Posters 1800×1440 pixels
20 x 30 Collage Posters 2700×1800 pixels
Wallet Prints 374×259 pixels
Photo Gifts 900×600 pixels
4¼x6 Postcards 900×600 pixels
Notebooks 480×480 pixels