Photography Paper Sizes

Further Information

Standard photographic sizes are often named with a format ‘nR’, where the number ‘n’ represents the length of the shortest side in inches. In the normal series, the longest side is the length of the shortest side plus 2 inches, when it is 10 inches or less. When it is 11 inches and above, 3 inches is added to the shortest side. There is an alternative Super series, which is named with a format ‘SnR’. This series has an aspect ratio of approximately 3:2. The aspect ratios of photographic prints tend to vary, so exact scaling of prints is not always a possibility. The Japanese photographic standard are the same print sizes, but are known by different names. For example, the Japanese L corresponds to 3R, while 2L matches 5R.

Format Width x Height (mm) Width x Height (in)
Passport 35 x 45 mm 1.4 x 1.8 in
2R 64 x 89 mm 2.5 x 3.5 in
LD, DSC 89 x 119 mm 3.5 x 4.7 in
3R, L 89 x 127 mm 3.5 x 5 in
LW 89 x 133 mm 3.5 x 5.2 in
KGD 102 x 136 mm 4 x 5.4 in
4R, KG 102 x 152 mm 4 x 6 in
2LD, DSCW 127 x 169 mm 5 x 6.7 in
5R, 2L 127 x 178 mm 5 x 7 in
2LW 127 x 190 mm 5 x 7.5 in
6R 152 x 203 mm 6 x 8 in
8R, 6P 203 x 254 mm 8 x 10 in
S8R, 6PW 203 x 305 mm 8 x 12 in
11R 279 x 356 mm 11 x 14 in
A3+ Super B 330 x 483 mm 13 x 19 in