How to Size Files Correctly
It can be difficult to use a single subject image on a variety of product shapes, especially if you are offering print packages on an ordering platform in which your customer can choose what images to order on a package or product. Here is some information on how to set up files to fit correctly on the product sizes you will be ordering and how aspect ratio can influence things. It is recommended that you select products that have a similar shape or aspect ratio to your images. You can check the dimensions of your images by right clicking on a file and choosing properties then details (on a pc) or get info (on a mac).
Aspect Ratios and Recommended File Dimensions
An Aspect Ratio is the width to height ratio of a product in the smallest possible whole numbers. Here are some common print sizes and the related aspect ratios and recommended file dimensions in pixels.
|Common Print Sizes||Aspect Ratio||Recommended File Dimensions|
|Wallet (2.5x3.5)||5:7||750x1050 pixels|
Shortest to Tallest Aspect Ratio
These guides are set up to show where to position imagery in the most common aspect ratios 4:5, 5:7 and 2:3 to ensure that nothing important is cut off when the image is used on the other aspect ratios (4:5, 5:7, and 2:3).