FILE SIZES
 

You can order from us what is called a "PHOTO FILE." This file can be downloaded right after you order it. It can be found under MY ACCOUNT. The lin k to My Account is located in the upper right hand corner of your screen. You must be logged in to see the panel below.
 


 

What is a "PHOTO FILE." It is digital information, not a print. It is available in three sizes, as outlined below:
 

SIZE
 
Approx. # of pixels
 
Approx. Pixel Dimensions
 
*Acceptable Print Size
 
Use
 
1 MP
 
1 Million
 
1225 x 815=998,375 pxls
 
3.5 x 5
 
Social Media
 
3 MP
 
3 Million
 
2123 x 1413=1,999,799 pxls
 
5 x 7
 
Too big for Social Media
 
5 MP
 
5 Million
 
2749 x 1824=5,014,176 pxls
 
8 x 10
 
Too big for Social Media
 

 * If you try to make a bigger-sized print, it will look out of focus. In fact, it is always better to purchase a file size that is one size bigger --- better quality and you may change your mind on the print size you want to make from the file.
 

What is a pixel?
 

It is one dot of color. Photographic  paper needs 250 dots vertically and 250 dots horizontally per square inch to make a print. One square inch needs therefore 62,500 dots. See chart below for # pixels required for different size prints.

LINK to test file sizes: http://www.plebesummer.com/p125585151#h4a964e37


 
# of Square Inches
 
# of pixels needed
 
3.5 x 5
 
17.5
 
62,500 x 17.5= 1,093,750 pxls= @1.093 Million
 
5 x 7
 
35
 
62,500 x 35=2,187,500 pxls= @2.187 Million
 
8 x 10
 
80
 
62,500 x 80=5,000,000 pxls= @ 5 million
 

I hope this helps
 

Larry Thornton

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EMAIL: ThorntonStudios@comcast.net
 

THORNTON STUDIOS . . . since 1969
 

CELL: 443-699-3000 Best Time: 1300-1700 hrs
 

EMAIL: ThorntonStudios@comcast.net