Image Size Requirement For Photo2Canvas

Requirements for your photographs

Because the quality we can print is limited by the quality of your original image, it is important for you to understand some basic guidlines for your photo. For instance, we can not blow up a wallet sized photo to a 24×36 inch print. Nor can we print a digital image saved from a website at any size.

 

Digital Images

Do not print out a digital photograph and mail it to us to scan. This is because our ability to create a quality image will be limited by the quality of your printer. If you want us to make a print from a picture you took with a digital camera, you can just email the file to us.

Your photographs should be taken with your camera set at the highest setting to create the largest files possible. If you make any adjustments to the picture with photo editing software (such as photoshop), make sure to save the file as a jpg or tiff with no compression.

The size of print we can make from your image depends on the quality of your camera. The larger the file size, the bigger the print we can make. Here is a basic guide:

resolution size

900×1200

1200×1600

1800×2600

max print size

12×16

16×20

24×36

(Do not enlarge or increase the resolution of a photo in Photoshop to get a larger file size)

This is just a basic guide. Some photographs will look fine at larger sizes than the chart above allows. Some photographs that are highly detailed need a much higher resolution, and must be printed at a smaller size. The better the quality (clarity) of the photograph and the larger or more prominent the main theme or person(s) in the photograph, the better the quality of the finished product.

If you want a print in a particular size but do not know if your image is good enough, go ahead and request it in the size you want. If we do not feel the print will look good at that size, we will let you know before you purchase and tell you which sizes we think will work best.


Traditional Photographs

The quality of the image we can obtain from photographs taken from a film camera are in direct correlation with the size of the developed photograph. We can basically blow up a photograph 4 times the size of the original. For example, we can enlarge a regular 4×6 photograph to a 16×24 print and maintain decent quality. Our scanner can scan a photograph up to 8.5×11 inches.

Of course, the larger the photograph you send us, the better print we can make. And as with digital photographs, the better the quality (clarity) of the photograph and the larger or more prominent the main theme or person(s) in the photograph, the better the quality of the finished product.

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