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.
The table below lists the minimum recommended image resolutions. Resolution is listed in megapixels (MP).
We always check the resolution of every photo during checkout. If we think the photo isn't large enough to produce a quality image, we'll let you know. You can still print these pictures, but the picture quality may not be up to your standards or expectations.
|4 x 6||540x360 pixels|
|5 x 7||546x390 pixels|
|8 x 10||960x768 pixels|
|Walmart 8x10 wallet set||1050x750 pixels|
|Poster: 11x14||980x770 pixels|
|Poster: 12x18||1260x840 pixels|
|Poster: 16x20||1400x1120 pixels|
|Poster: 20x30||2100x1400 pixels|
|Poster Collage 11 x 14||3000x2000 pixels|
|Poster Collage 12 x 18||3000x2000 pixels|
|8x20 Locker Poster Collage||1800x720 pixels|
|Poster Collage 16 x 20||3000x2000 pixels|
|Poster Collage 20 x 30||3000x2000 pixels|
|Photo Mug 15oz||1000x750 pixels|
|Photo Mug 11 oz||742x349 pixels|
|4 x 8 Greeting Card||1024x768 pixels|
|5 x 7 Greeting Card||1200x900 pixels|
|5x7 Postcard||1200x900 pixels|
|5 x 6||640x480 pixels|
|4.25x6 Postcard||900x638 pixels|
|2x6 Photo Banner||1800x1440 pixels|
|2x8 Photo Banner||1800x1440 pixels|
|4x6 Flipbook||540x360 pixels|
|5x7 Flipbook||546x390 pixels|
|8x11 Linen Cover Photo Book||Cover: 1639x1233 pixels
Pages: 1280x1024 pixels
|5x7 Paper Cover Photo Book||1280x1024 pixel|
|2x3 Mini Photo Book||580x435 pixel|
|Photo Mug 15oz||858x400 pixels|
|Photo Mug 11 oz||742x349 pixels|
|Wave Bracelet with 1 Charm||68x68 pixels|
|Fleece Blanket||2418x2028 pixels|
|Collegiate Fleece Blanket||1930x1260 pixels|
|Military Fleece Blanket||2203x1800 pixels|
|Stickers (20)||525x525 pixels|
|3x4 Magnet Set-3 magnets||640x480 pixels|
|4x6 Magnet Set- 3 magnets||640x480 pixels|
|Round Glass Ornament, Set of 3||150x150 pixels|
|All other items||900 x 600 pixels|
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.