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/ProductMinimum image resolution required
4 x 6690×460 pixels
5 x 7805×575 pixels
8 x 8920×920 pixels
8 x 101150×920 pixels
8 x 121380×920 pixels
11 x 14 Enlargements1610×1265 pixels
12 x 121380×1380 pixels
12 x 18 Enlargements2070×1380 pixels
16 x 20 Posters2300×1840 pixels
20 x 30 Posters3450×2300 pixels
11 x 14 Collage Posters1260×990 pixels
12 x 18 Collage Posters1620×1080 pixels
16 x 20 Collage Posters1800×1440 pixels
20 x 30 Collage Posters2700×1800 pixels
Wallet Prints374×259 pixels
Photo Gifts900×600 pixels
4¼x6 Postcards900×600 pixels
Notebooks480×480 pixels