Photos of the Best Sizes for Home: The Options

Photos bring warmth and personality to a space. No matter the size of your image, you have options for custom printing that allow you to make digital images come to life. It doesn’t matter if you print photos for frames, a photo wall, or gifts. It is important to understand the standard sizes of photo prints and how they can affect your printed image. This custom-size guide will help you make the right choice.

Standard Sizes for Photo Prints

Shutterfly’s standard sizes of photo prints offer options you can frame for tabletop decor or wall decor or keep unframed for your wallet or scrapbook. There are 13 sizes available to suit your needs. You don’t have to search for photo printing near you. Instead, order photos online from your smartphone or laptop. They will be delivered to your door in a timely fashion. Shutterfly offers a full range of photo sizes, including:

  • 4×4
  • 4×6
  • 5×7
  • 8×8
  • Wallet (4)
  • 11×14
  • 12×12
  • 8×10
  • 5×15
  • 12×36
  • 8×24
  • 16×20
  • 20×30

Standard photo sizes can be printed at home with ease and convenience. Standard photo sizes can be ordered online in bulk for a low-cost option. These are the most common sizes for photo prints:

4×6: 4×6 prints are approximately 4 x 6 inches. Because this size is consistent with the viewfinder aspect ratios of digital cameras, it is the standard size for photofinishing. Prints of 4×6 are ideal for framing photos and cards, and as a backup to any digital images you love.

5×7: 5×7 prints are slightly larger than the standard 4×6 images. 5×7 prints also have a higher aspect than 4×6 prints. It is important to crop your image according to your own specifications. Shutterfly has a variety of cropping options that you can use online to control the frame of your image.

8×10: A 8×10 image can be printed at the largest size before you get into large-scale printing, such as posters, panoramas or square images. Because they don’t require additional matting, 8×10 images are a great gift.

Sizes of Square Photo Prints

Because they add depth and texture to your photo wall display, small photos are great for decorating. Square photos can be used to print photos from social media and as a hack for creating Polaroid-style images. These sizes can be found in print shops, along with the framed prints. These are the six most popular square photo prints sizes:

  • 5×5
  • 10×10
  • 12×12
  • 16×16
  • 20×20
  • 30×30

Shutterfly offers a printable Instagram option that allows you to transform your “square” moments into large-scale prints or creative gifts for family and friends. There are so many creative options! How can you make your Instagram photos come to life?

Large Size Photo Prints

Large photo prints can be used to make a statement on your walls or as a centerpiece for a gallery wall. Shutterfly’s large format prints are available in rectangular sizes. You can use them for portrait and landscape photos. Large prints such as premium posters allow you to transform high-definition images into home decor. You’ll love your favorite photos and be able to bring back fond memories with high-quality prints. You can choose from the

  • 10×13
  • 10×20
  • 11×14
  • 16×20
  • 18×24
  • 20×24
  • 20×30

These sizes can be used to make posters, large-format art pieces or large canvases that will hold your most treasured images. Large-sized photo prints can be placed in standard frames like 12×18, 14×22 and 16×20.

Pro Tip: Make your print slightly smaller than the frame you choose and then add a matted insert between the image and frame. This will give your print a smaller border and allow it to fit into a standard frame. All prints can be matted, but you can also find matted options at any photo center.

Panoramic Print Sizes

We offer panoramic prints for non-traditional images. These can be in landscape or portrait orientations. Panorama prints will allow you to fully immerse yourself in your photo, no matter if it is landscape or large family photos. Panorama prints that are larger won’t compromise quality in order to print wider-angle photos. To print the most unique images, you can choose from many backgrounds and layouts.

  • 5×15
  • 8×24
  • 12×36

Other types of prints

You are looking for something different to print your documents? These are some other options for printing:

Collage and premium posters prints: When you have a lot of photos or want them to be larger than life, posters are a great way to display them. You can finish your posters with a glossy or matte coating.

Art Prints ( Premium Cardstock vs. Metallic prints). Art prints are printed on acid-free archival papers and come with many additional options. To make your prints stand out, you can choose a matte or pearl shimmer finish. For a unique touch, upgrade to metallic prints or add a frame. You can choose from sizes 8X10 inches and 11X14 inches.

What is a Photo Print?

Photo prints are physical copies of images printed on photo quality papers. High-quality photo keeps your images clear on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. This ensures that your memories will last. You can order photo prints for pickup or delivery in a variety sizes. You can find more information in the sections below about how to make photo prints.

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