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Archive 2013 · Print Sizes for Display
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Print Sizes for Display

I am finally planning to print some of my images and do Gallery wraps to display around our new house. Just wondering what would be a good size to print and mount for displaying photos that will be viewed from 5-8 feet. I know this is a tricky question because it also depends on the image resolution and size of the room, but just wondering what is a good size to start with. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. The pictures are mostly of birds, but include some landscapes and portraits.

Thank you

Sep 15, 2013 at 07:34 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Print Sizes for Display

Yeah, you got it right... Print for the room slash wall-space and not to an arbitrary magic size.

Sep 15, 2013 at 08:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Print Sizes for Display

The question taps into decorating and personal statement, preference.
I print and display many bird photos in my office and hallway, with viewing distance ranging from 3-5 feet up to 8 feet. 11x14's work well as a grouping at some distance. For longer viewing distances, large walls, I generally print 12x18 to 14x21. No one has commented on the smaller images being too small, but they dont sit lonely, by themselves on a large wall.

Sep 17, 2013 at 02:15 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Print Sizes for Display

Before I retired, I used to hang framed photos in my office. I had enough space for about 15 pictures in 11x14 frames. The prints were 8 1/2 x 11 or in some cases 8 x 12. I think anything smaller is too hard to see. Larger prints have more impact. Now that I have a better printer, I plan to print 12x18 on 13x19 paper. For gallery presentations, I think a 16x24 is even more impressive. Of course, prints that size take up a lot of space and the image needs to be really good or the flaws are magnified.

The OP mentioned gallery wraps. The gallery wraps I have seen have all been canvas prints. Canvas changes everything. Lots of detail is lost if the print is too small. You would certainly want a tightly woven fabric.

Sep 17, 2013 at 04:37 PM

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