Print Quality & Resolution

Images edited on BeFunky can be saved with a maximum resolution of 4088x4088px with a pixel density up to 300 dpi (Dots Per Inch). When you upload an image larger than 4088x4088px it will be resized during the upload process, while smaller images will maintain their resolution.

If you are printing your image, you'll most likely want it in a specific aspect ratio such as 5x7in, 10x15cm, etc. The aspect ratio is based on the paper size of your print and doesn't reflect the resolution or quality of your image. There is a simple math equation to find out the resolution of a high quality image at any given aspect ratio. Here's an example using a standard 5"x7" aspect ratio:

5" X 300dpi = 1500px

7" X 300dpi = 2100px

For quick reference, here's a chart that converts inches to pixels at a pixel density of 300dpi for common print sizes:

Aspect Ratio Resolution
3.5” x 5” 1050px x 1500px
4” x 6” 1200px x 1800px
5” x 7” 1500px x 2100px
6” x 10” 1800px x 3000px
8” x 10” 2400px x 3000px
8.5” x 11” 2550px x 3300px
11” x 11” 3300px x 3300px
12” x 12” 3600px x 3600px

If you're working with European sizes (A0-A10), you'll first need to convert centimeters to inches (2.54:1). This is because the standard in pixel density (dpi) uses the US customary system of measurement. Here's an example using a standard A4 (21x29.7cm) aspect ratio (pixel dimensions are rounded up):

(21cm/2.54) x 300dpi = 2481px

(29.7cm/2.54) X 300dpi = 3508px

For quick reference, here's a chart that converts centimeters to pixels at a pixel density of 300dpi for common print sizes:

Aspect Ratio Resolution
9cm x 13cm 1063px x 1536px
10.5cm x 14.8cm (A6) 1240px x 1748px
13cm x 19cm 1536px x 2244px
14.8cm x 21cm (A5) 1748px x 2481px
18cm x 25cm 2126px x 2953px
21cm x 29.7cm (A4) 2481px x 3507px
24cm x 30cm 2835px x 3544px

Pro Tip: For more information and guidance, check out our article on Understanding Image Resolution. 

Important Note: Some templates are not going to be saved at 300dpi, but as long as the original image is above 150dpi, the print quality should still be good!

Depending on your printing needs, you may not always need to print at 300 dpi.  You can adjust printer settings to print at a lower dpi of 150 and still produce a nice quality print.  Also do not forget to adjust the resolution of your image to sure you are printing the correct image size based on your dpi setting. Here's an example using a standard 5"x7" aspect ratio printed at 150 dpi:

5" X 150dpi = 750x

7" X 150dpi = 1050px

Important Notes about DPI:

  • DPI is not currently saved when exporting as PNG. 
  • The DPI for exported photos will be the same as the DPI of the original image. This can be up to 300 DPI in the Photo Editor.
  • Printers can be set to override DPI in the metadata of an image and print at a higher DPI than saved.

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