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Geek Tip: Sizing Guide For Printing Photos

So you just arrived back from your weekend getaway and now you want to print some of your memorable moments. Because you experimented with various camera settings and sizes, you are wondering what size to adjust the images to for printing. First things first: try to print your pics at a resolution of at least 240 dpi (dots per inch) as anything less could result in prints with a noticeable pixilated look. Keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the finer the printed image quality.
Here is a guide to help you figure out what size your images should be printed at.

Print Size Minimum Minimum
Width Height
4"x6" 800 600
5"x7" 1050 750
8"x10" 1536 1024
11"x14" 1750 1375

If you decide to print at 5"x7" or less on 8"x10" size photo paper, be sure to adjust your printer's driver settings to center the photo on the sheet of paper.


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catstarr catstarr 9 years
I always forget what the dimensions are for an 8X10...thanks!
wow! thanks for the help! i really need this, yep, printing problems
jem2 jem2 9 years
thanks! love this! i always forget the conversions and have to look them up! it would probably make sense to write them down by my computer?!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Very good advice, so many people "res-up" photos, they blow them up without having enough resolution and then when they print out their pic it's pixelated.
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