Photo print sizes
Many people would swear that there is some magic to the photo prints, those immortalised memories protected from the fallibility of our human minds. Although we live in a digital era and can fill our computer disks with thousands of images, nothing compares to the classic photos.
To sit with an old, dusty album in your lap and flip through the pages of your very own history book is a moment which many of us cherish. It is almost an act of celebration, to being able to physically interact with a tactile, substantial piece of paper, to feel its texture under your fingers and, last but not least, to be able to place tiny photographs of your beloved ones in your wallet.
These are some of the reasons why you may want to familiarise yourself with photo print sizes. Although you can have your photographs printed in any size you wish, there are some typical dimensions, which are popular and easy to fit into standard photo frames or albums.
|STANDARD PHOTO PRINT SIZES|
|Imperial sizes (inches)||Metric (millimetres)|
Did you know?
1. Digital cameras take pictures in different sizes than the traditional ones: 24” x 16", 12” x 8", 8” x 5.3", 8” x 10.6”, 7.5” x 4" etc. That’s why digital photos need to be modified before printing.
2. In the USA, the most common photo print sizes are: 6"x 4", 7"x 5", 10"x 8" and 11" x 8.5".