Guide: Picture Frames Sizes

Guide: Picture Frames Sizes

You’ve posed for the photograph. You took the photograph. You may have even used an Instagram filter to liven it up a bit. It’s a wonderful photograph, and you want to have it reproduced and framed – which is where the issue begins. What is the frame size? What kind of frame? Should I get the photograph framed? If you take the time to investigate, you will find that all reasonable questions have reasonable answers.

Popular Picture Frame Dimensions

Choosing the appropriate picture frame size is perhaps easier than you think, especially with so many various photo sizes to pick from. The most common sizes are 5×7 and 8×10, however both may be altered to accommodate different sized photos with little careful design support.

Imperial (inches) (inches)

4 x 6 10 x 15
5 x 7 13 x 18
8 x 10 20 x 25
10 x 12 24 x 30
12 x 8 30 x 20
12 x 12 30 x 30
12 x 16 30 x 40
14 x 10 35 x 25
20 x 16 50 x 40
24 x 20 60 x 50


How to Select the Appropriate Picture Frame Size

Navigating your way around a picture frame measuring guide doesn’t have to be tough, and we’ve made it even easier with our simple frame size chart, which means your photo doesn’t have to put in a frame that exactly matches the photo’s proportions. Photos shown in wider frames stand out from the crowd, allowing your photograph to shine. Before selecting on the frame size, carefully evaluate the space in which you intend to display your photograph.

How to Select the Appropriate Picture Frame Size

Navigating your way around a picture frame measuring guide doesn’t have to be tough, and we’ve made it even easier with our simple frame size chart, which means your photo doesn’t have to put in a frame that exactly matches the photo’s proportions. Photos shown in wider frames stand out from the crowd, allowing your photograph to shine. Before selecting on the frame size, carefully evaluate the space in which you intend to display your photograph.

Picture Frame Instructions

Typically, a 6 x 8 or 8 x 10 inch frame would be appropriate for a 4 x 6 inch image. Here’s a general guide to get you started.

Image dimensions Frame dimensions

Image size Frame size
4 x 6 6 x 8, 8 x 10
5 x 7 8 x 10, 11 x 14
8 x 10 11 x 14, 12 x 14
11 x 14 16 x 20; 17 x 20
12 x 16 13 x 17; 16 x 20
12 x 18 13 x 19 or larger
16 x 20 20 x 24, 24 x 28
20 x 30 24 x 36
22 x 32 30 x 40
All of the picture frame sizes on our website, however, correspond to the size of the print you want to put within. So, just measure the print and we’ll make sure the frame fits perfectly.

What is the standard size of a picture frame?

We use the usual 4 x 6 inch size for classic 35 mm photography and photo books. This size is also ideal for image walls and other collages.

So, conventional picture frames range in size from 68 inches to A4 certificate frames – and all in between. When it comes to frame size, personal preference is crucial, and certainly, photo quality is a factor. Typically used for 4 x 6 10.16 x 15.24

Inch Cm Mostly used for
4 x 6 10.16 x 15.24 Standard photo size for photo walls/collages
6 x 8 15.24 x 20.32 Standard photo size with different matting/ mounts
8 x 10 20.32 x 25.4 Standard photo size with different matting/ mounts
5 x 7 12.7 x 17.78 Photo focused on a specific person
11 x 14 27.94 x 35.56 Photo focused on a specific person + matting/mount
8 x 10 20.32 x 25.4 Also standard for group photos, without matting
12 x 14 30.48 x 35.56 Standard for group photos, with additional matting/picture mounts
16 x 20 40.64 x 50.8 Small posters
20 x 24 73.66 x 60.96 Small posters with matting/ picture mounts
24 x 28 60.96 x 71.12 Small posters with matting/ picture mounts
22 x 32 55.88 x 81.28 Larger posters (don’t need much matting)

Photo Frames for 5×7 Photos

Photos sized at 5×7 are typical photo sizes and, unsurprisingly, are one of the most common photo types. Because the image will be fairly small, designing it suitably for the space is critical. Some individuals place the photo in a frame that is the same size as the photo – the photo fits snugly within the frame and is the main point of a small frame.

Similarly, another approach to make your photo stand out is to place it on a coloured outline before inserting it into a larger sized frame. This is especially beneficial if you want to include the photo in a wider location when a smaller frame might be too small.

How Big of a Frame Do I Need for a 10×15 Picture?

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A 1015 photo isn’t always a typical photo size, so you’ll have to size it up to fit. Allow space around the outside of the photo for matting (a thick border around the image) and place your photo prominently.

If, on the other hand, you’re searching for a frame that measures 1015, you may use our frame building service – no need to compromise, get exactly what you wanted. It retains a hint of jazz while remaining stylish and sleek. Ornate frames, such as this vintage spoon photo frame or this shabby chic spoon photo frame, may be appropriate for a more lavishly decorated home.

What are the common painting sizes?

The basic rule of thumb for displaying paintings on walls is that they should be around 75% of the width of the furniture against which the picture will be shown – proportions are important. Standard sizes for paintings are 24-by-36 inches, 30-by-40 inches, and 36-by-48 inches. We can provide readymade frames for images as large as 2436 inches, providing you the option to display any art prints in your house with no hassle.

Size (inch) Exact size in cm Type of Canvas
16 x 20 40.64 x 50.8 Small canvas (most used)
18 x 24 45.72 x 60.96 Small canvas but with more generous space
20 x 24 50.8 x 60.96 Medium canvas (for larger walls)
24 x 26 60.96 x 66.04 Medium canvas (for larger walls)
24 x 36 60.96 x 91.44 Medium canvas (for larger walls)
22 x 34 55.88 x 86.36 Medium canvas (for larger walls)
30 X 40 76.2 x 101.6 Large canvas (for big spaces)
36 x 48 91.44 x 121.92 Large canvas (for big spaces)
48 x 72 121.92 x 182.88 Extremely large canvas, used by professional painters

Dimensions of a Panoramic Picture Frame

Panoramic frames are typically used to display artworks and paintings. They lend a touch of class to your prints and decor. Typically, panoramic photo frames come with substantial matting. The most common panoramic photo frame sizes are:

Imperial size (inch) Metric Size (cm)
10 x 10 30 x 30
12 x 12 40 x 40
14 x 14 50 x 50
15 x 15 60 x 60

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Sizes of Square Picture Frames

Square photo frames are commonly found in minimalist settings. They’re sleek, even, and would make an excellent photo wall. The following are the most common print sizes that can be accommodated in our square frames:

Imperial size (inch) Metric Size (cm)
10 x 10 30 x 30
12 x 12 40 x 40
14 x 14 50 x 50
15 x 15 60 x 60

Standard Paper Sizes and Formats

Internationally, the standard A paper format is used for print measurements. We’ve all seen A4 paper, and we’ve all dealt with A1 – A2 canvases in school or so. However, what size are these A format paper requirements in the first place? Most of our frames, for example, are also available in all conventional paper sizes ranging from A1 to A5. A3 is what size? Or A4? Let’s see what happens.

A format Print size in Inches Print size in Cm
A0 46.8 x 33.1 118.9 x 84.1
A1 33.1 x 23.4 84.1 x 59.4
A2 23.4 x 16.5 59.4 x 42
A3 16.5 x 11.7 42 x 29.7
A4 11.7 x 8.3 29.7 x 21
A5 8.3 x 5.8 21 x 14.8
A6 5.8 x 4.1 14.8 x 10.5
A7 4.1 x. 2.9 10.5 x 7.4
A8 2.9 x 2.0 7.4 x 5.2
A9 2.0 x 1.5 5.2 x 3.7
A10 1.5 x 1.0 3.7 x 2.6

Size Guide for Picture Mounts

We recommend using a picture mount to keep your photographs and artworks from touching the glass or the frame’s cover. It not only protects but also enhances your images.

Frame mounts give much-needed breathing space between the canvas and the frame while also giving an intriguing and compelling shadow line to the edges of the painting, allowing curious eyes to peer in.

But what about print-size photo mounts?

Print Size (standard paper size/ inches) Picture Mount Size (standard paper size/ inches)
A3 20 X 16
A4 14 X 11; 16 X 12; A3
A5 10 X 8; A4
9 x 7 12 x 10; 14 x 11; A4
8 x 8 9 x 9; 10 x 10; 12 x 12; 14 x 14
10 x 10 12 x 12; 14 x 14; 16 x 16
10 x 6 A4
12 x 8; 14 x 10; 12 x 10; 12 x 9 16 x 12
14 x 11 17 x 14
16 x 12; 15 x 10; 16 x 11 20 x 16

Conclusion

Our is definitely a lot to take in, so if you need assistance finding the right frame for your artworks or photographs, don’t hesitate to go back to this guide.

To make things easier for you, we specify the size of the print you want to put inside each of our photo frames, so you don’t have to worry about putting it in. If you’re looking for something other than typical sizes, keep in mind that you can personalise the frames to your specifications. We’re happy to answer any queries you may have!

Until then, remember that life is made up of moments, and we must capture and appreciate them all.

Finally, don't forget to buy our posters!


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