Standard Picture Size
Standard Photo Sizes for your Photo Frames and Fine Art
Have you ever had trouble knowing at what size to print your photographs? Maybe you’re a beginning photographer, or you’ve taken a really great shot and want to print some of your work for friends and family. Knowing exactly how to size your printed photographs can be tough, and so can the daunting task of finding some appropriate photo frames. This week, we thought we’d share some industry standard photo sizes and how to get the most out of displaying your photography.
4×6 / 5×7
The standard size for displaying photos on your desk, table or counter space. A popular size for children’s photos and building a frame collage on your wall. When you order these from us, we attach an easel to the backing for ease in making them stand on any surface in your home or office. In addition to all of the above points, they are also the most affordable. You can pick these up for relatively cheap, insert your photos or art prints, and sell them for a good profit. Your audience will be best suited to families with younger children and newlyweds, so if you’re a portrait photographer, these are some great frames to stock up on.
8×10 / 8.5×11
Two of the most popular sizes in both photography and framing alike, you can’t go wrong by having a stash of these sizes. A great size to start with, these are perfect for either wall mounting or for standing display on a flat surface. Much like the smaller photo frame sizes, these are great for portrait and family photography. It is a popular choice for mantelpieces, photo walls, staircases and for standing on end tables. When you buy from us, we typically include an easel backing for standing purpose. Luckily, they’re also easy to hang!
11×14 / 11×17
The preferred size print for most musician venues and unofficially dubbed the “mini-poster”, these are probably the best route to take when you’re looking to print something to be mounted on the wall as art. The 11×17 and 11×14 sizes are standard for posters that need to be downsized into a smaller form. Should you be planning to sell bulk prints of your work online or at a convention space, this size will the the perfect way to sell your photographs. Not too big and not too small– if you’re advertising for anything in a creative setting, these two sizes will draw far more attention than a smaller size, so be sure to use these to your advantage!
24×36, 27×40 and 27×41
For those with the “go big or go home” mindset, you may want to aim for these sizes. At this point, we definitely recommend a frame to keep your art scratch-free and to highlight the print as a whole. Plaque-mounting your image is another option that would work well, which is basically a way to display an image without a frame. (They do get considerably heavier with size, though!)
Which sizes are the best for your line of work? Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear what your line of work is and how you maximize your return from sizing your picture frames correctly.