Most Popular Picture Frame Sizes

Most popular frame sizes

We are often asked what our most popular frame sizes are. It is first important for us to clarify how our sizes work in general. Here is the list of all of the sizes that we consider to be standard frame sizes:

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A listing of our standard picture frame sizes.

In our experience, these are the most popular and most utilized sizes overall. These sizes cover a wide range of photograph sizes, poster sizes, art print sizes, and many other common sizes we see every day. Our most popular sizes are:


5x7’s are a very popular frame size because so many photographs are printed off in the 5×7 size. 5x7’s are the perfect size to display your photos on a desktop at work, home, or to give a precious memory to someone close to you.


Our 8×10 picture frames are top sellers at Frame USA. Once again, 8×10 is a common picture size, but it is also a perfect frame because it includes a mat. Our 8×10 frames come with an off white mat for a 5×7 image, allowing you to mat your 5×7 picture to help highlight your memories.


11×14 frames also include an off white mat but for an 8×10 image. Many of our customers love this size because they can use the frame with the mat, or remove the mat and highlight their 11×14 photographs. Our picture frames all offer this versatility, making Frame USA’s picture frames perfect for any occasion or event.


If you are looking for a medium sized picture frame, the 16×20 size is a great choice. Our 16×20 picture frames include an off white mat for an 11×14 image. This option provides just over 2” of matting on each side of your image. This is a great size picture frame because you can make it a highlight piece on your wall, or part of a mixture with other frames to form a collage on your wall.


Our largest popular size picture frame is our 24×36 size. 24×36 is the main size that most posters that are sold come in. Therefore if you are looking to frame a poster for a dorm room, your office or house, or to give as a gift, this is the perfect picture frame size for you.

When choosing the best picture frame size for you, always make sure to measure your image first. All of our frame sizes are based on the inside dimensions. Therefore if you have an 8×10 image and do not want to use the mat, you still want to order an 8×10 frame. If you have an 11×14 image and do want to include a mat, it is important to order a larger frame size to accommodate this.

Now the question is what is a custom size frame? A custom size frame here at Frame USA is any size outside of our standard 32 sizes (refer to chart listed above). We can produce almost any size frame your heart can imagine. Our only limitations come into play with the width of the moulding- the thinner the frame, the smaller the maximum size will be.

We hope this article on our most popular frame sizes has provided you with all of the information you may need when ordering our picture frames. If you ever have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!


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  2. James Sullivan says:

    I am interested in a weatherproof/waterproof frame for an 8×10 color photo that I would like to place at the gravesite of my Dad – it is a picture of our entire family with him in the center – a memorable photo. Any suggestions you may have would be most appreciated.

    Thank you

    • Frame USA says:

      Hi James,
      That is a wonderful thing to do for your father. Unfortunately none of our more decorative frames are made to be outside so they would not last very long. My recommendation is use one of our Bent Acrylic frames, however the nature of these frames does not provide protection for the image inside of them so it would be best to put a copy of the photo so you do not damage the orignal.

  3. maggie wein says:

    I had a flood in my basement, photo, posters,etc on floor getting ready to be hung. Able to save many and frames are in good shape but the matting needs to be replaced (that’s not the problem), what I need is the backing for the frames. Is there a way to buy them for standard frames? Looklng forward to hearing from you.

    • Frame USA says:

      Hi Maggie,
      If you have a bit of a DIY thumb you can definitely do it! The backing of our frames is either standard cardboard or black foamcore. both of which can be purchased at a craft store or even at Walmart/target. If you would much rather have them precut most local frame shops should be more than happy to cut you backing for a minimal fee. We unfortunately do not sell backing on our website separate from the frames.

      You mentioned that your matting also needs to be replaced, I wanted to let you know for future references or even now that we actually have a matting company called mat designers that makes ordering mats for standard size frames super easy, you can even get samples of the mat mailed to you if you give us a call.

      I hope this was helpful! Let us know if there is anything else we could do for you!

  4. Emily says:

    I found a couples album at Walmart and it hold 4.75″ x 6.5″. It’s only 3 dollars but will regular pictures fit in it?

    • Frame USA says:

      Hello Emily,
      I am unsure of how Walmart measures their frames, so don’t quote me on this but if they do it the standard way the frame should hold a 4.75 x 6.5 image. If you were to want to use a smaller picture you would have to get a mat to fit the image and the frame. Hope this helps!

    • Frame USA says:

      That is wonderful Emmanuel,
      If you would like to get one of your pencil drawings framed check out our great selection of wood and metal frames at Show us your framed piece when its complete!

  5. Jaya says:

    I have a photo on canvas size os canvas is 12×16 . Whst is the frame I need to buy, this csnvas has a 2″margin around the picture

    • Frame USA says:

      You would probably want to pick up our 16×20 floater frame. Those are made for canvas art and that takes into consideration your 2″ of space all
      the way around. You can view it here

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