Design & Branding

How To Check For Photo Resolution

By July 23, 2019 No Comments

Whether you’re taking photos for a paid gig or just shooting for fun, follow these simple steps to make sure your photos are high-resolution in order to avoid pixelated or blurry photos.

1. View Image Details  

  • Checking Resolution on a Windows PC

    • Select the file you want to use
    • Right-click on the image
    • Choose “Properties
    • Go to “Details” tab
windows-pc-photo-resolution

Windows PC-Avoid Pixelated Photos

  • Checking Resolution on a Mac

    • Select the file you want to use
    • Right-click on the image
    • Choose “Get Info
    • Go to “More Info
mac-high-resolution

Avoid pixelated photos on Apple Mac computers

2. Check Dimensions

  • Use conversion chart to verify the dimensions of your image will convert to the size you need to print.
  • Images cannot be enlarged without losing quality and becoming blurry or pixelated.

pixel-to-print-conversion-chart

*Chart is based on 300 dpi images. For Large Format printing, at 75 dpi minimum, multiply inches by 4 for image size. For Photographic Large Format printing, at 175 dpi, multiply inches by 1.7 for image size. EXAMPLE: 3”x 5” image can be produced as large as 12”x 20” in Large Format and 5.1” x 8.5” in Photographic Large Format.

Nicole Oquist

Author Nicole Oquist


Nicole is an integral part of RCP’s creative team that continually creates fresh design concepts for RCP's clients and has created marketing pieces that have won national awards for design.

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