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Recommended Photo Resolution

Digital pictures are made up of tiny colored dots, called pixels. The more dots in the picture, the higher the resolution; the higher the resolution, the larger you can print the picture before it starts getting dull and blurry.

The maximum resolution of a digital camera is usually measured in millions of pixels, called megapixels (MP).

Please note: The maximum resolution of your camera may not be the same as the resolution of the pictures you are taking. Most cameras can be set to take pictures at lower resolutions, which would allow you to fit more pictures on a memory card. For example, a 5-MP camera may be set to take 1-MP pictures.

Please note: There is no charge to store or share your uploaded photos, and no limit to the number of digital photos you can upload.

If the resolution of a picture in your cart is too low for a given print size or product, we will mark the print size with the marker. You can still print this photo, but it will not look as good as if you used a higher resolution photo.

Please note: Pictures copied from websites, even photo websites, are often low-resolution images that are optimized to load fast in browsers and look good on-screen, but they often will not look good when printed.

Cropping a photo allows you to trim the sides of the picture to add emphasis to the subject of the photo, or to change the height-width ratio to better fit on a photo product.

For example, if the original picture shows a person standing in front of a background you don't like, you can crop all four sides so the photo only shows a close up of the persons face.

Whenever you crop a photo, you decrease its resolution by reducing the number of pixels in the photo. Although the cropped photo may be a better picture, it may not produce good results when printed at larger sizes or put onto a t-shirt or other item.

Whenever you crop a photo with Walmart Digital Photo Center's "Fix & Enhance" tool, we'll let you know if you've cropped so far that your image is no longer suitable for the print size or gift you have selected.

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