Free shipping on orders $79 and up
menu icon

Pixels Per Inch Calculator

Calculate image resolution in pixels per inch in a few easy steps. Enter some numbers and see how sharp or blurry your print will be. Learn more and watch a video!

Calculator

wait animation Uploading file to server...cancel
wait animation Analyzing...

—or—
enter the image's pixel dimensions:
X pixels

Enter the print size in inches (4" to 120"):
X inches
Results will display here.

Instructions

  1. Select an image file, or enter an image file's pixel dimensions.
  2. Enter a print size in inches. The order of the numbers (width and height) doesn't matter.
  3. Click "Calculate" and the results will show.
  4. Scroll down for a video and more info.

Terms

PPI
PPI=Pixels Per Inch.

sharp image of flowers
Sharp image, no pixelation. Yields the best print results for all print sizes.
slightly soft, pixelated image of flowers
Image is "soft," with slight blurriness. OK for most larger prints.
visibly pixelated image of flowers
Image is pixelated; you can see squares. May be OK for very large prints.

Pixelated / Pixelation
When an image or a print is pixelated (also described as having pixelation), you can see the individual colored squares of the image. Pixelation becomes visible at about 120 PPI (pixels per inch) or lower.

Legend

Very sharp

Pixels per inch of 250 or greater. Print will look very sharp, even close up.

Sharp

Pixels per inch of 150-249. Print will look sharp. Pixel per inch values closer to 150 might show very slight blurriness and pixelation within fine details when examined close up, but will not be noticeable when viewing from 2 feet away.

Soft

Pixels per inch of 120-149. Print will have some minor blurriness and pixelation when viewed close up, especially closer to PPI values of 120. Should be acceptable for larger prints when viewed from at least 3 feet away.

Pixelated

Pixels per inch of 50-119. Print will be noticeably blurry and pixelated when viewed at arm's length, with jagged edges within fine details. Use caution when ordering, especially for PPI values closer to 50. May be acceptable for very large prints, for example, 40"x60".

Unacceptable

Pixels per inch of less than 50. Print will be pixelated, with details looking jagged. Unacceptable print quality.

video preview image
Video loading...
FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING on all orders $79 and up! UPS 2nd Day Air service is also available, but is not included in the free shipping offer.
Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you're not 100% satisfied with what you receive from us, contact us right away. We'll fix the problem, or give you your money back. Restrictions apply. Learn more.
stars
Our rating: 4.9 / 5 stars — We love heart icon our customers!
*****
Tom, Illinois: Thanks for the fast service as usual. The print arrived in perfect condition.
*****
Michelle, Illinois: Yes yes yes! Yes to all of this, you are amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain all of the details, I truly feel like I'm confident in what I'm offering my client now and will definitely be using your pricing to quote them because of the time and attention you just put into your reply.
*****
Robert, North Carolina: Thanks for shipping this order so quickly. The image looks great.
*****
Rebecca, Illinois: I wanted to write to say thanks for your help and for the fast turnaround time. I will use you next time.
*****
Suzanne, Rhode Island: Customer service went out of their way to ensure my prints came out nicely- gave me a call when they noticed some stray marks on the image I had uploaded/sent in. And then when shipping was delayed due to the USPS, they reached out to check in about that too. Prints arrived very well packed and they look great. Thanks so much- definitely recommend and will be using your services going forward.
*****
Tanya, North Carolina: Received my print today. It is beautiful. So pleased. Taking to frame shop tomorrow. Thx so much. Will definitely pass on to friends what nice work you do.
*****
Eric, Illinois: It turned out phenomenally well! Thank you! I have more to do!
*****
Ryan, Utah: Sent the prints to my son for his birthday and he was so happy. I unboxed them before I sent them on to him and I want to say that the prints looked very good on the paper you recommended. Appreciate your service and help.
*****
Roberto, Minnesota: The quality is superb. I am pleased with your service. I will be sending more for printing soon.
*****
Angie, Indiana: I just received my print and it is absolutely beautiful!!! The quality is excellent, I love the paper and the inks look so vibrant! I will be ordering more prints of other art works asap! I have an Etsy shop and I am going to list prints of my work for sale. [Note: This is a real, unsolicited review, word for word, from a real customer, as are all of our reviews.--Indigo Image Lab]
*****
Edith, Arizona: The canvases came today and I cannot believe how great they look. I am so glad I found you!!! Thanks for all your help!
*****
Lynda, California: I received my order today. You and your company are awesome. The prints are wonderful and your service is 5 star +. Thank you so much, Lynda.
****-
Patrick, Pennsylvania: Thank you for all of your help with understanding resolution and other printing terms. The prints look good, but it took 5 days to get them delivered.
*****
Anne, New York: Thanks for the amazing customer service. The prints look fantastic! The samples you sent were helpful.
*****
Dan, Nevada: Received the first round of prints today. Took 1 out of each pack and they look great. Thanks again and looking forward to the next shipment.
*****
James, Georgia: Thank you and Bless You for all of your help. Your customer service is amazing.
****-
Ellie, Georgia: Beautiful quality prints and great, prompt, friendly, and efficient service.
*****
Gary, Florida: I want to say thank you for the great service. Why didn't I know about you before LOL? The prints look beautiful!
*****
Emilio, Indiana: I got the prints today and they look amazing! Will definitely be ordering more in the future. Thank you so much!
*****
Sarah, Massachusetts: The prints are gorgeous on that paper. And I've certainly been quite satisfied with the customer service. Thanks so very much!!!
See more recent reviews...

More information:

Here are ten reasons why you should trust us with your work.

See the easiest ordering system ever.

You won't believe our low prices.

Check out all of our printing services.

Learn more at our help system, or contact us—we like to help!

 

check markCompleted.