Q & A ABOUT DIGITAL FILES that you can download
Q: How many megapixels do I really need for my purposes?'
A: This is a common question, and a very important one.
The following table provides an overview of megapixels in relation to the maximum recommended print size -- ROUGHLY. A print resolution of 300 DPI (dots per inch) corresponds to magazine quality. "Acceptable" prints require 200 DPI. For a high quality print, we recommend one size larger print size, especially if there are more than 3 faces in the photograph. "Pixellation" occurs as more and more faces are added -- or lines and shapes.
The MP highlighted in orange are the ones we have available on our site
MEGAPIXELS RESOLUTION COMMON PRINT SIZE (roughly 300 DPI)
1 MP Used for Social Media 5x6 cm / wallet print 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
2 MP 1600x1200 10x13 cm / 4x6 print
3 MP 2048x1536 13x18 cm / 5x7 print
4 MP 2400x1600 18x23 cm / 6x8 print
5 MP 2700x1800 19x25 / 6.5 x 9 print
6 MP 3000x2000 20x30 cm / 7x10 print
8 MP 3600x2400 30x40 cm / 10x14 print
12 MP 4200x2800 40x60 cm / 16x20 print
You can purchase the following digital files for royalty free personal use.
Social Media File: 1 MB will make a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 acceptable print
5 x 7 Print File: 3 MB will make a 5x7 acceptable print
8x10 Print File: 5 MB will make an 8 x 10 acceptable print
Please note the following about the files:
You will need to have skill in editing photographs if you purchase a file. The files have not been edited. You will need to know how to crop, dodge, burn, sharpen to make a good print.
The aspect ratio (the shorter side relative to the longer side) of a file is 66%. A 4 x 6 (and a 8 x 12) print will utilize the entire file. However, if you make any other size print, the entire will not be printed. Most noticeably, the aspect ratio of an 8 x 10 print is 80%, short side to long side. You will lose about 12% of the longer dimension when making a print.