How many megapixels does your camera have? Mine has about 10 megapixels. But how much of it do you really need for a print? Here’s a small reference table to outline the pixels required to print some common sizes. This assumes that you print them at 200 dpi (dots per inch).
|Print Size (in.)||Diamension in Pixels||Megapixels|
|3½ x 5||700 x 1000||<1|
|4 x 6||800 x 1200||1|
|5 x 7||1000 x 1400||1.5|
|8 x 10||1600 x 2000||3.2|
|11 x 14||2200 x 2800||6|
So just in case you thought the pictures taken with your old 2 megapixel cameraphone were a waste, don’t give up hope yet. Retouch them to your liking and feel free to press the print button when you are satisfied. And if you want do bookmark this post – those reference tables do come in handy.