What Size Can You Print Your Own Photos?

Printing Your Own Photos – Ensuring Good Quality

Most people enjoy taking their own photos, either with their smartphone or digital camera. It’s great to also then print your photos at larger sizes and there are many online (and some high street) companies who will do this at a reasonable price. However, it can be difficult to know if the photo you have taken is good enough quality for larger prints.

The Technical Bit

The key is how many ‘megapixels’ the mobile or camera you have used has. This will determine the maximum size you can print the photo at. Also, some media such as canvas (as used on canvas prints), allows slightly larger photos than photographic paper. It’s important to remember that the photo also must have good focus – i.e. be sharp and not too blurry. In addition if you ‘crop’ the photo (i.e. only use a part of it), this decreases the megapixel count and means you won’t be able to print it as large as the full photo.

Easy Lookup Table

We’ve put together the table below that shows the megapixel rating, examples of popular mobiles and what size prints should look good:

(On mobile, scroll right to see the full table)

MegapixelsMobilesCanvas

18″x12″

Canvas

24″x16″

Canvas

30″x20″

Photo

18″x12″

Photo

24″x16″

Photo

30″x20″

12MPiPhone SE

iPhone 8

iPhone X

Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 & S9

Google Pixel 2

Motorola Moto G6

😊😊😢😊😢😢
16MPHTC U11

LG V30

Huawei Honor 10

😊😊😊😊😢😢
19 to 20MPSony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ2

Huawei P10

😊😊😊😊😢😢
23MPAsus Zenfone V😊😊😊😊😊😢
34MPHuawei P20 Pro😊😊😊😊😊😊

Notes: 18″×12″ = approx. 46x30cm, 24″×16″ = approx. 61x41cm and 30″×20″ = approx. 76x51cm

Scenic Canvas Print and Photo Prints

If you don’t have any photos of your own you want to print, please do have a browse through this website and you will find many landscape prints from around the UK and beyond. These are available as photo prints and canvas prints. Please contact us if you have any queries or are looking for photos from a particular location.