Photos will crop differently when ordering multiple sizes of the same photo. Please be sure to check your cropping when ordering. Cropped is edge-to-edge but may not include the entire photo. Uncropped is the whole photo but smaller than the paper size with white bars. When choosing matte or glossy in the cart, please be sure to click on Update after you have made your choice. Normal processing time is 2 to 3 business days. Not all sizes ship together.

Small Prints 4x6, 4xD and 3x5

Free shipping on any order of $10 or more

Our popular small prints come in three sizes printed on professional glossy or matte photo paper with optional text message printed on the back.

4x6 Prints

  • Traditional, popular analog print size
  • 4"x6"
  • Ratio: 1.5
  • Optimal resolution: 1200 x 1800
  • Minimal Resolution: 720 x 1080

4xD Prints (D stands for Digital)

  • Requires no cropping for most digital cameras because the ratio matches the camera
  • Actual size of 4xD prints is 4" x 5.33"
  • Ratio: 1.33
  • Optimal resolution: 1200 x 1599
  • Minimal Resolution: 720 x 960

3x5 Prints

  • Perfect for scrapbooking
  • Actual size of 3x5 prints is 3.5" x 5", but they have been called "3x5" for over 50 years.
  • Ratio: 1.4
  • Optimal resolution: 1050 x 1500
  • Minimal Resolution: 630 x 900

Why are 3x5 prints now 12 cents?

3x5 prints are now a niche product that are in lower demand than other print sizes. Many web sites have stopped offering 3x5 prints. Since there is less demand, prices on 3x5s have increased.


How to crop your photos at dotPhoto

Adding a line of text to the back of your print

Should I choose matte or glossy paper?

Why is dotphoto a better deal than "Free Print" services?