Standard photographic print sizes

Standard photographic print sizes

Standard photographic print sizes are used in photographic printing.

They are often denoted with a code of the format "n"R, where the number "n" represents the length of the shorter edge in inches. In the normal series, the long edge is the length of the short edge plus 2 inches (10" or less) or 3 inches (11" and above). The alternative Super series, denoted S"n"R has an aspect ratio of 3:2 (or as close as possible) and thus provides a better fit for standard 135 film (35mm) at sizes of 8 inches or above.

In Japan, the same print sizes (and several additional ones) are known by different names. The Japanese L is equivalent to 3R, while 2L — twice the size — matches 5R. KG represents the size of a traditional 4"×6" (4R) Japanese postcard ("hagaki"). [ [ デジカメプリント料金・サイズ・支払い方法・発送方法 -デジカメプリントのPAM ] ] The "n"P or nihongo|cut|切り|"kiri" series are defined in reference to a nihongo|full page size|全紙|"zenshi" of 457×560 mm, with smaller numbers (fewer cuts) indicating "larger" sizes. [ [ Traditional Japanese Specialty Papers ] ]

Unlike ISO 216 paper sizes, the aspect ratios of photographic prints vary, so exact scaling of prints is not always possible. However, there are some logical correspondences between the sizes, noted below when applicable.


ee also

*photographic paper
*standard ad size
*Film format#Still photography film formats

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