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.