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What is the standard photo size

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The photo size you choose for your blog post or website can make a big impact on how it appears on search engines and in social media. In this article, we’ll explore the different sizes available and tell you which one is best for your content.

What is the standard photo size?

The standard photo size is a 3MP file.

How to resize a photo for social media

If you are using a social media platform, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you will likely be asked to resize your photos before posting. When uploading a photo to a social media platform, the default size is usually 800×600 pixels. However, many platforms now require that photos be reduced in size to 640×360 pixels or smaller. Additionally, some social media platforms limit the upload of photos that are larger than 1 MB.

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To resize a photo for social media:

1. Open the photo you wish to resize in your favorite photo editing software.
2. Use the tools on the software to resize the photo as desired.
3. Once the image is resized, save it to your computer.
4. Upload the newly-sized photo to your selected social media platform.

How to resize a photo for printing

To resize a photo for printing, first open the photo in your favorite photo editor. Next, use the Width and Height buttons on the toolbar to resize the photo to the desired size. Finally, save your new photo using the File button on the toolbar.


Thank you for reading! In this article, we will be discussing what the standard photo size is and why it matters. As photographers, we need to know what dimensions our photos are in order to optimize them for online use. Not all resolutions are created equal, and some devices (like smartphones) resize images automatically while others require that we provide the original dimensions in order to produce a high resolution image. By understanding which sizes matter most, we can better serve our clients and generate quality photos that look great online and print well.