Cropped vs Full Frame Prints

Most frames you purchase are 8x10, 11x14, or 16x20, and some photos can be cropped to fit these dimensions, but many, especially large groups, are best printed as 8x12, 11x17, 16x24, or 20x30, so the image is not cropped, and it is shown full frame.

Below are two examples of full frame (8x12/11x17/16x24/20x30) vs cropped (8x10/ 11x14/16x20) images.

In the first image, you will notice when cropped to meet the frame size that is typically found at most stores, the fellas on each end lose their shoulders, vs the full frame photo that has not been cropped.


In the image below, it could be cropped to be an 8x10, 11x14, or 16x20, but when left full frame, you get the full feel of the image, complete with tiny little toes struggling to stand in the sand, all for the reward of reaching her kitty.

When you place your orders with us, we look at each image you are ordering, and if the size you requested doesn’t suit the image you chose, we will let you know, and make a recommendation on sizing.

If you choose an image that needs to be printed full frame, you can always purchase a larger frame and order a custom matte to fit the frame and the print, or take it to a frame shop to have it professionally framed.