How Big can I Print my image.
We get allot of questions from people about image size. Although we are always happy to asses your images for you to determine their max photo print size, I thought you may appreciate the following information.
If you enlarge any image past its native print size interpolation will occur (pixel inventing) resulting in a loss of quality. However this loss of quality may be very slight and is directly effected by the following factors:
- The Megapixel size of your camera.
- The sharpness of your image (is it in focus)
- The subject mater (is it an arty/abstract image that will not suffers from loss of details)
- Your camera’s exposure settings can also effect on print quality. An ISO 800 image will look better printed smaller than the same image on ISO 100
- The amount of editing and affects you have applied to the image
- Your monitor resolution in Pixels ( if you do not know this go to www.whatismyscreenresolution.com)
- You will need to find out your monitors PPI , you may be surprised to find out that it is not 72dpi. Go to DPI Calculator. Enter the resolution you determined in the previous step as well as the size of your monitor (20inch, 24inch etc) Your PPI will be displayed.
Now in Photo Shop go to Preferences (Ctrl K for PC and Cmd K for Mac)
Go to “Units and Rules”
Now in “Screen Resolution” enter the PPI you determoned in the previous steps.
Hit OK to close.