Resolution required for various size images

 

Even though your images may look sharp on your screen they will only print out as sharp if they contain enough pixels for the size required.

On an average, printers print at 300 dpi (dots per inch) thus an image 

measuring 1800 x 1200 pixels will print a pretty decent 6 x 4 inch photo.

All you have to do is divide 300 into the number of pixels in your image's width and height. Figures below will give you a rough guide.

 

Image size pixels        print size in inches

                                            @300dpi

1800 x 1200                      6 x 4

2100 x 1500                      7 x 5

2480 x 1748                     Full A5

3000 x 2400                      10 x 8

3510 x 2490                     Full A4

 

 

IMPORTANT:  set your camera to print at its optimum resolution. This is found within the camera's menu. You will not then be disappointed when you shoot the "perfect" image and want to display it on your wall!