How big can I print my photo on canvas?

by Caroline Cohoon | May 24, 2011

It's a question we get asked all the time. People want to know how large they can print their image, taken from their camera. The terminology can be confusing but we've prepared this chart to serve as a guideline. The MegaPixels in your digital camera translate into pixel dimensions, which tell us how large an image can be printed. All cameras have different settings (read our previous blog post to see just what can happen if you don't know your settings) but the dimensions listed here are for the maximum available for the respective megapixels listed.To determine the pixel dimensions of your image, find the file on your computer and right click (control + click on a mac) and select "properties" (or "get info" on a mac).

megapixels chart

This is just a rule of thumb, depending on the clarity of the image, any enhancements added and the finished look you are going for, some images may not work at these sizes and some can be done even larger. If you have your hopes on something bigger than what is recommended here please use our image consultation form online.

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Having great light is a must when taking a good pet portrait. Dogs and cats usually have darker features which is why having more light is needed to illuminate those features. Taking the photo of your pet on a contrasting background also helps distinguish their features. Taking a photo of your black lab laying on your black couch may not work out for the best. Try having them lay on a white blanket (then use the lint roller to pick up all the pet hair).


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