Aspect Ratio Calculator
This is a simple aspect ratio calculator to help you figure out the final print size when reducing or enlarging artwork and photographs. If you would like us to enlarge or reduce an original piece of artwork, but you aren't sure what the final size will be, then you can use this calculator to calculate the possible print sizes given the original size of your artwork or photo.
In the left column, enter the size of your original artwork. In the right hand column, enter either the width or height of the size you want to print. The corresponding side (width or height) will change automatically showing you the resulting sizes that can be printed.
If you don't know the image size in inches, then find the pixel width and height of your image. Enter the pixel width and height in the left (for example 5000 x 3000). Then in one of the box on the right, enter the number of inches you want to print. You will see the number of inches the corresponding width or height at which your image will print.
An explanation About Aspect Ratios
Understanding aspect ratios can be intimidating, but it's really quite easy. Everybody had to do basic fractions to get out of middle school. Even if you only finished 8th grade, you know how to figure out aspect ratios if you can remember how to factor fractions. Basically you can use your knowledge fractions and look at your artwork or photo size as a fraction. Width and height become x/y. Factor your width and height to the lowest common denominator and you will have your aspect ratio. Then to calculate a new size, multiply or divide the numerator and the denominator equally.
For example, if you have a painting that is 18"x24", then you factor 18/24 to its lowest common denominator to understand the ratio. Dividing 18/24 by 6, you get 3/4, or a 3:4 aspect ratio. If you have a 20"x30" painting, or 20/30 = 10, which equals 2/3, then you have a 2:3 aspect ratio.
Now for example, if you want to make an 8"x10" print from a 20"x30" painting, you will realize quickly that you can't do it. You can have an 8"x12", but not an 8"x10". There are many other examples, but this should suffice in understanding the concept. The calculator will do the rest for you.
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