So, I picked up some pictures at Walgreens that I took the other day and noticed that four of my pictures had some serious problems. Heads cut off... the picture was too big for the print size. I'm going to have to check for that next time before printing my pictures out. Only problem is, what is the right size? Well, after checking into it carefully, here is what I have come up with so far. Hope this helps you too!
Here are the standard photo print size and pixel dimensions you need for the perfect image.
|Print size||Image size|
|3x5 inches||900 x 1500 pixels|
|4x6 inches||1200 x 1800 pixels|
|5x7 inches||1500 x 2100 pixels|
|8x8 inches||2400 x 2400 pixels|
|8x10 inches||2400 x 3000 pixels|
|8.5x11 inches||2550 x 3300 pixels|
|9x16 inches||2700 x 4800 pixels|
|11x14 inches||3300 x 4200 pixels|
|11x16 inches||3300 x 4800 pixels|
|ISO Standard||Image Size|
|A0||9933 x 14043 pixels|
|A1||7016 x 9933 pixels|
|A2||4961 x 7016 pixels|
|A3||3508 x 4961 pixels|
|A4||2480 x 3508 pixels|
|A5||1748 x 2480 pixels|
|A6||1240 x 1748 pixels|
|A7||874 x 1240 pixels|
Second place is pic monkey of course, and to change the size there...
- Click on Basic Edits effects tab (the top-most icon on the left).
- Select the "Crop" tool
- Check the box labeled "Scale photo"
- Enter the number of pixels you want the photo to be (from the table above)
- Adjust the crop area to include the portion of the image you want to print
The numbers in the above table are derived by multiplying the inches of your intended print by 300. Fr'instance, for a 4x6 print you multiply the 4 by 300 to get 1200, and the 6 by 300 to get 1800.
For those of you using this metric system thing we keep hearing about, multiply the number of centimeters by 118.11.
That's it folks! It really is as easy as that! Enjoy those special pictures!