About The Various Sizes
In the examples below, all of the images are scaled so that their
relative sizes can be compared.
In other words, an 8x12 is four times (4x) the size of a 4x6.
Professional 35mm digital cameras shoot in a 3 by 2 aspect
ratio (3 wide
2 high, or 3:2).
The look is very similar to that of a high definition TV (which is
16:9, if you care).
PROs: The "widescreen"
Makes good use of the camera native data. No cropping issues.
CON: Frames are often
4x6 (typical snapshot size)
5x7 isn't that much different than 3x2
A "wallet" is a one-quarter size 5x7.
3.5x5 is a size offered in a lot of school print packages. It's nearly
PROs: The most common frame
sizes. Every relative has one.
CONs: Minor cropping issues.
2.5x3.5 (Wallet Size)
PROs: Common frame size.
but not too big. Much more impressive than a 8x10.
CONs: Some cropping issues.
The 4x5 Family
4x5 is one of the "medium" size film formats. That's the
You won't see many 4x5 prints, although we use them as "proofs" for
Nearly everyone has an 8x10 frame.
16x20 is pretty sweet, although too big for most situations.
PRO: Very common frame
sizes. Typical for portraits.
CONs: Possible significant
Every photograph seen on this site is available in printed format.
The sizes you want are available at pricing you can afford.
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