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Photo Resolution – Minimum Megapixel Camera Req.
Photo Resolution – Minimum Megapixel Camera Req. [Explained]
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Photo Resolutions and Minimum Mexapixel Camera Requirements
Poster/basic print quality: Good for basic prints or much larger photos (posters) viewed at a distance.
Minimum quality for canvas or framed photos. Larger photos will show increasing loss of image quality including pixilation, graininess, or blurring.
This is above the minimum requirements from most vendors e.g. Walgreen’s/ Kodak/ others... for canvas or higher resolution photos. The final picture should be “good” to “very good” depending on the details within the original photo and the size of the printed photo.
: Very good to excellent results expected depending on the size of the photo created. Larger photos will show some loss of image quality when examining the photo closely, however, it should look just about perfect from a viewing distance of at least a couple of feet.
: Perfection…. Few if any imperfections. Photo quality. Show off to your friends....
Select the quality of the final printed picture depending on use
Perfection - at least 300 dpi/ppi
Very good to excellent (2nd tier) -240 ppi
Good to very good - 3rd Tier - fine for most uses (200ppi)
Minimum quality for canvas or framed photos - 150ppi
Acceptable e.g. poster quality or basic print quality
Note: The quality setting selected above will determine the minimum digital camera resolution (megapixels)
required to create the final printed picture size below. It is important to remember that you cannot simply look at the megapixel output of a camera. Some simple point and shoot cameras can produce high resolution photos that are of poor quality because of a substandard lens. (
Select the size(s) below that you are interested in printing.
5 x 7 inches
8 x 10 inches
11 x 14 inches
16 x 20 inches
20 x 30 inches
Multiple selections can be made