File Types and Sizes

All images uploaded and displayed in Photostockplus must be in JPEG format. If you have images in other formats which you would like to upload, you must first resave them as a JPEG file.

  • Most photo editing software has the ability to change an image's format. In most cases, go to the 'file' menu, click on 'Save As', and around the file name there should be a scroll down menu where you can choose your format. Click on .JPG or .JPEG.
  • Be careful when resaving JPEG files since they use compression. If you change the compression, your file size will also change, as will the resolution.

When uploading to a stock album, be sure to upload your images in the highest available quality. This will be the downloadable royalty free image available for purchase to your customers, and will be the file used as reference for ordering gift items and prints.

The chart below shows our recommended resolutions for each print size. Pictures that fall below these guidelines may look okay when viewed online, but will appear blurry and pixelated – that is, the image will appear blocky, with jagged rather than straight edges – when enlarged and printed.

Product Min. Resolution Required Product Size Photo Size
4 x D digital reprint 640 x 480 4 x 5.33 4 x 5.33
4 x 6 640 x 427 4 x 6 4 x 6
5 x 7 800 x 571 5 x 7 5 x 7
3.5 x 5 640 x 448 3.5 x 5 3.5 x 5
8 x 10 1024 x 819 8 x 10 8 x 10
4 wallets 2 x 3 200 x 142 Four 2 x 3 2 x 3
8 x 12 1280 x 854 8 x 12 8 x 12

Posters and Big Prints – Gloss or Matte Finish

Our photo lab uses a LightJet photo printer for your poster size prints. This is the same quality printer used by the top-tier professional processing labs around the world. Our printer can produce museum-quality prints equivalent to 3000 dpi print resolution. The LightJet uses laser exposure on photographic paper so our fade-resistant prints can last for decades! You can create prints of multiple sizes, as wide as 40". The results are professional quality prints that will have excellent contrast, rich color rendition, deep blacks, radiant whites and razor sharp prints.
 

Product Min. Resolution Required Product Size Photo Size
Photo Poster 10 x 13 1523 x 1182 10 x 13 10 x 13
Photo Poster 11 x14 1536 x 1209 11 x 14 11 x 14
Photo Poster 12 x 18 876 x 580 12 x 18 12 x 18
Photo Poster 16 x 20 1024 x 728 16 x 20 16 x 20
Photo Poster 16 x 24 1320 x 728 16 x 24 16 x 24
Photo Poster 20 x 20 1024 x 1024 20 x 20 20 x 20
Photo Poster 18 x 24 1320 x 876 18 x 24 18 x 24
Photo Poster 20 x 24 1320 x 1024 20 x 24 20 x 24
Photo Poster 20 x 30 1800 x 1200 20 x 30 20 x 30
Photo Poster 24 x 36 2400 x 1600 24 x 36 24 x 36
Photo Poster 30 x 40 2600 x 2100 30 x 40 30 x 40
Photo Poster 48 x 48 2458 x 2458 48 x 48 48 x 48

Canvas Print

Transform your ordinary photo into a work of art by imaging it on canvas. Your canvas print will look and feel like a real painting. Each Canvas Print has a two-inch border for professional stretching. Now everyone can have a work of art in their home and office! As with any fine art it should be displayed indoors, out of direct sunlight. We recommend the canvas print be stretched and mounted to preserve the look and feel of the image and as with any fine art it should be displayed indoors, out of direct sunlight.
 

Product Min. Resolution Required Product Size Photo Size
Canvas Print 8 x 10 1280 x 1024 10 x 12 8 x 10
Canvas Print 11 x 14 1300 x 1024 13 x 16 11 x 14
Canvas Print 16 x 20 1280 x 1024 18 x 22 16 x 20
Canvas Print 20 x 30 1536 x 1024 22 x 32 20 x 30

For more information on uploading images, see ((Uploading with the Photoloader for PC)) or ((Uploading with the Photoloader for Mac)).

Note: Our recommendations are based ONLY on the overall resolution of your picture, and not on the overall quality or clarity of the original picture. We are not, and cannot be responsible for the original picture being blurry or out-of-focus, even if there is sufficient resolution to be “recommended”.
 

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