Check Image Quality

Quality Calculator

A: Enter your image size in pixels

B: Enter your desired image size in inches

Your image is below the minimum 180 ppi

Image Quality And Size

Use the above calculator to determine the best print quality and optimum image size without cropping or sampling by comparing the resulting pixels per inch; commonly referred to as PPI, against our recommended PPI settings.

Try this example

Enter the following original pixel width of 4320 and height of 5760 into row A.

Now enter the width or the height of your desired image size in inches into row B.
(for example entering a width of 12" results in a height of 16" and vice versa)

The corresponding PPI (C), is 360, a very high-quality print.

Row C: recommended targets
180 ppi
240 ppi
360 ppi

We highly recommend a ppi of 240 or higher for the best quality.


A: Enter the pixel width and height of your original.

B: Enter the width or height of the size you want your image to be in inches. The corresponding side (width or height) will change automatically showing you the resulting sizes that your image can be printed.

C: Will show you the resulting pixels per inch PPI. If your PPI is below 180, the result will be poor quality print. If this is the case, then select a new image size until the results are greater than 180 PPI. The higher the PPI the better the print quality.

    Please note: if your desired image dimensions differ from what is indicated in row 'B' above; cropping or sampling may be required.

    Print size versus Image size

    Finished print size equals border plus image size

    Finished print size equals the surrounding border (margin) plus the image size. Image size refers to the area where the actual image appears on the paper. Print size refers to the finished size of the print including the 'image' plus any margin area that has been specified. Example: an image size of 8×10" with a typical 1" border (margin) results in a 10 × 12" print. It's important to keep this in mind when specifying your print size.

    The above example applies only to photographic prints. When selecting a Canvas product, borders (margins) have already been taken into consideration.

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