The historical standard photo print sizes were originally derived from the 35mm film standard (36x24mm) with an aspect ratio of 3:2 (= 1.5) and also from the large format film standard (4x5). Some of the common photo sizes such as the classic 10x8 do not actually match up with the 35mm rectangle and the labs always had to crop away some of the long side of the original to make them fit (they often did this arbitrary without asking and still do)

The standard ratio for 35mm corresponds
directly to the following standard photo sizes

8x12 inch
10x15 inch
12x18 inch
16x24 inch
20x30 inch
24x36 inch.

So if you are using a 35mm digital camera and and want to avoid cropping your original file then we recommend you choose one of the above sizes. For a framed photograph in a standard living room 16x24 or 20x30 would be a very popular and impressive sizes. For something slightly smaller and suitable for smaller rooms or limited wall-space then consider getting a 12x18 or even an 8x12.

While 35mm dSLRs commonly have the classic 35mm aspect ratio of 3:2 (1.5), many compact digital cameras and those in the 'Four Thirds' system will have an aspect ratio of 4:3 (1.33). This would imply sizes such as 9x12, 12x16, 15x20. Some of these are on our standard price-list but not all. If a size you want is not listed but we can still quote you a price.

It's important that you are aware of the standard aspect ratio of your camera because when you ask for a particular print size the aspect ratio listed beside this size should match your camera exactly. If it doesn't then you will have to crop away some of the image before sending the file to us. If you are having trouble with this let is know and we can try to assist.

If you prefer to avoid all cropping or if you want print in a different aspect ratio or size not listed on our standard list (e.g. square format or panorama) then this is no problem. Just ask us for a price for the exact size you want and we can quote you. We buy all our paper in wide rolls and trim to size after printing so have a lot of flexibility regarding sizes.