Taking photos is a way of capturing precious moments. There are many creative ways to preserve these memories — through a personal album, digital gallery, and wall display, among others.
Choosing the right size for your photos is an important part of ensuring they work for your project and align with your ideas.
What are the common uses for each photo size?
3” x 5”, 4” x 6”, and 5” x 7”
These sizes are ideal for photos that need to fit in a small space. The rectangle shape is ready-made for frames and a great size for small surfaces such as a bedside table or small feature wall. If you’re putting several photos together, such as in a collage or a wall display, this is also a good option for your print.
8” x 10” and 8.5” x 11”
These ones are great for freestanding photos or for photos you want to feature alone. They work well for family photos with everyone clearly fitting in the frame. Both sizes work almost anywhere in the house, including the wall, fireplace, or larger table. They are also common for graduation portraits.
9” x 16”
This isn’t the most common photo size, but it still has its uses. It’s a larger format that falls between a standard wall hanging and mini-poster, making it great for bigger displays such as event posters.
11” x 14”
This one is considered to be a “mini poster” due to its larger size. It’s ideal for artwork that you’d like to display, such as digital prints that have a lot of detail to show off. This is the first choice for large format prints with high detail, such as landscapes or professional prints.