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Which photo resolution size is big enough for my creative project?

Every photo buyer, like yourself, can choose from multiple resolutions offered at Cutcaster, ranging from XSmall, Small, Medium, Large and all the way up to XXLarge etc. We introduced the tiered pricing earlier this year and answer a lot of emails about what resolution size is large enough to fill a specific creative need.

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So how do you go about determining which file size is right for your creative project? We are here to make sure you get the most image for your money.

Do you want to use this stock image for web or digital use, such as your photography blog, website, a banner advertisement or a powerpoint presentation? If this is the case then you may be best off just downloading the smaller file sizes. For example an image resolution that is around 600 x 800 pixels would work well for that.

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Are you planning to use the stock photo for a print use instead? If your desired print size is approximately 5 inches by 7 inches, i.e. about the size of a greeting card, we would recommend downloading the medium resolution file (~1200 x 1600 pixels). If you also wanted to use that image on your website it would work well for your digital or web needs.

If you want this picture for full-page, A4 size printing, then you will likely need the larger image resolutions (i.e. 2300 x 3000 pixels). You can use this for smaller size print needs, as well as web and digital use.

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If you have any other questions on what size photo file you want to download and whether it will be appropriate for your creative needs please just email, help@cutcaster.com.

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