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What is the Suitable Panorama Print Size and Recommended Aspect Ratio of Panoramic Photos


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After you have taken panoramas by iPhone, you would understand that they are really beautiful. However when you print them on computers, there may be some problems. Normal photos are 4×6 in size, while panoramic photos are long and narrow. Sometimes they are far different with this aspect ratio. For example, some photographers even take a panoramic photo at the size of 1 x 20. There is no problem to view panoramas on your computer. But the normal printers and photographic papers cannot support it. Therefore, this article will introduce the recommended aspect ratio for panoramic photos, suitable panorama size for printing for different manufacturers and corresponding frame size.



Part 1: The Suitable Panorama Size for Printing

Generally speaking, customer printers are not suitable to print panoramas. Fortunately, as panoramas increasingly prevalent among customers, several online printer services have started to provide panoramas printing service. And they are convenient, for all you have to do is to upload your panoramas and pay for them online. After printing, the service will deliver the photos to you. There may be some differences on panorama size for printing depending on which service you chooses.

Panorama Size for Printing

Recommended Panorama Print Size Based on the Aspect Ratio

2:1 Aspect Ratio 3:1 Aspect Ratio 4:1 Aspect Ratio 5:1 Aspect Ratio
WIDTH (IN) HEIGHT (IN) WIDTH (IN) HEIGHT (IN) WIDTH (IN) HEIGHT (IN) WIDTH (IN) HEIGHT (IN)
12 6 18 6 24 6 30 6
16 8 24 8 32 8 40 8
20 10 30 10 40 10 50 10
24 12 36 12 48 12 60 12
28 14 42 14 56 14 70 14
32 16 48 16 64 16 80 16
36 18 54 18 72 18 90 18
40 20 60 20 80 20 100 20
44 22 66 22 88 22 110 22
48 24 72 24 96 24 120 24
52 26 78 26 104 26    
56 28 82 28 112 28    
60 30 90 60 120 60    
64 32 96 32        
68 34 102 34        
72 36 108 36        
76 38 114 38        
80 40 120 40        
84 42            
88 44            
92 46            
96 48            
100 50            
104 52            
108 54            
112 56            
116 58            
120 60            

Online Print Service for Customized Panorama Size Photography

1. Ezprints

This online print service offers customized panorama size for customers. Panoramic prints begin at 6 inches high and up to 30 inches. The range of panoramic prints width is from 12 inches to 156 inches. So you can upload your panoramic photos at any size started 6’’x12’’ and go to 30’’x156’’. Ezprints will not crop your panorama size and it also supports to print iPhone panoramic pictures.

Ezpringts

2. Canvaspop

In addition to photos, we can print panoramas on canvas and hang them on wall. Canvaspop is an online canvas print service. It could help users to print panoramas on canvas and deliver the outputs. The range of width and height is from 25 cm to 193 cm. You can print panorama size with height more than 25 and width less than 193. The price depends on your panorama size and the depth of the canvas.

Canvaspop

3. Adoramapix

Adoramapix is another choice to print panorama size service. The biggest advantage of this service is its app is available on smartphones. So you can upload panorama photos from your smartphone directly. It provides multiple brands of photo papers to customers, like Kodak and Fuji. The biggest panoramic photo size is 12’’x36’’. But if you choose to print panorama size photos on canvas, the largest size will become 24’’x36’’.

Adoramapix

4. Nations Photo Lab

Nations Photo Lab is built by a group of professional photographers. So it not only helps you to print panorama photos, but also provides more art services. When it comes to panorama size, customer could upload multiple panoramas sizes. And the low price and high quality makes Nations Photo Lab to be an attractive choice to panoramas photographers. It uses Kodak professional glossy papers to guarantee the color duration, although it does not supports to print customized panorama size.

Nations Photo Lab

5. Photoartomation

Photoartomation is also a good choice to print panoramas, for it provides special panorama printing options for customers. The solutions include height at 10’’, 20’’ and 30’’; and the width at 30’’, 40’’, 50’’, 60’’ and 90’’. The price will depend on the panorama size. And it requires 20% of advance payment for shipping.

Photoartomation

As you can see, there are more benefits to utilize online print services to print panorama size photos. Some services even provide customized size service, so you can upload any panorama size. And some professional printers have the ability to print panoramas on canvas.


Part 2: Recommended Aspect Ratio of Panoramic Images

The aspect ratio of an image is the relationship between its width and height. Generally speaking, panoramic image has an aspect ratio of 2:1 or larger, which means that the image is at least twice as wide as it is high. The resulting images take the form of a wide strip, for example, if the photo is 24 inches wide, then it’s height is 12 inches. Some panoramic photos have aspect ratios of 4:1 and sometimes 10:1 to cover fields of view of up to 360 degrees. Both the aspect ratio and coverage of field are important factors in defining a true panoramic image. In fact, the most popular panoramic aspect ratios include 2:1, 3:1, 4:1 and 5:1.

Panorama Aspect Ratio


Part 3: Standard Panoramic Frame Size

Panoramic artwork and photos are a natural focal point and instantly draw all attention when people enter a room. And framing your panoramic art both protects it and adds a “finished” look. In fact, panoramic frames come in a wide variety of sizes, orientations and dimension styles to fit any size panoramic photography, allow for different mat board style and sizes and help you achieve your ideal frame look. You can check the following chart to get the general idea for how the panoramic frame matching panorama artwork size.

Panorama Size Frame Size
4" x 12" 8" x 16"
4" x 20" 8" x 24"
5" x 15" 10" x 20"
6" x 12" 11" x 17"and 12" x 18"
6" x 18" 12" x 24"
8" x 16" 12" x 20"
8" x 24" 12" x 28"
8" x 32" 12" x 36"and 13" x 38"
10" x 20" 16" x 26"and 20" x 30"
10" x 30" 16" x 36"
12" x 24" 18" x 30"and 20" x 32"
12" x 36" 16" x 40"
16" x 32" 24" x 40"

Panoramic Frame


Part 4: Custom Crop Panorama Size

If you want to print a large panoramic picture, the resolution of the panoramic picture is very important, for it decides the quality of the output. Therefore, an advanced photo editor is necessary before print panorama size photos. WidsMob Panorama could meet all your demands. It has the ability to stitch photos to customized panorama size and users could utilize it to export high-resolution panoramas as well.

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How to export high resolution panoramas

1. After install Photo Stitcher on your computer, open it and click on Import button to read the photos. It supports most photo formats and RAW files, so you can load photo files from camera directly.

2. The auto features will help you to select, stitch and adjust the photos automatically.

3. It has four modes to stitch panorama size photos, including Horizonal, Vertical, 360o and Tile. You can choose anyone depending on your demands.

4. After stitching, click on “Save” button to open the settings box. If you want to get a high-resolution panoramic picture, you should select RAW in the drop-down list of Format.

5. Located to Quality option and move the slider to best.

6. After settings, click on Save to export the high resolution output.

WidsMob Panorama Screenshot


Conclusion

Based on the introduction above, there are many online print services you can use to print panorama size photos. Although these services have some differences, you can try them by yourself. You also get the general idea for the panorama photo aspect ratio and the corresponding frame size. And before print online, you have to save your panoramas to high-resolution photos. Although online print services promise the quality of outputs, the original quality of panorama size photos play a decisive role. WidsMob Panorama could help you to get a high resolution panoramic picture easily.


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Peter Wood
Peter Wood
Peter Wood, a senior editor, focus on photography design and editing software and devices.

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