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Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Dear Community, 

I'm brand new here, a one time user of Adobe Stock. I would like to buy a picture for a bigger wall poster and need a high resolution for that purpose. But as I realize most pictures here are too small. 
Is there any chance to get a picture I like in a higher resolution than offered officially in the first place? 
I'm very thankful for any hint. 
Regards, Ker

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LEGEND , Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021
That would be about 150 ppi which should be plenty for any normal wall poster, unless it is designed to be examined for details from a few inches away. The 300 ppi "magic number" is really the "coffee table book" figure. Images of 12000 x 8000 pixels - 96 megapixels would be rare indeed, very little professsional equipment even today would take that (the $50,000 top Hasselblad can manage it), yet people have been hanging wall posters for a long time...

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Hi Ker,

I'm sorry but we don't have additional options to get a picture in a higher resolution than offered officially.

 

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What resolution would you need for your wall poster? Most of the pictures in stock are suitable for billboard printing…

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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I planned a wall poster that is about one meter at the long side. I wanted to send it to one of these photo print services in the internet. Would that be possible with an Adobe Stock photo that is offered with 6000x4000 px? I would assume no way?!

Thanks, Ker

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That would be about 150 ppi which should be plenty for any normal wall poster, unless it is designed to be examined for details from a few inches away. The 300 ppi "magic number" is really the "coffee table book" figure.

 

Images of 12000 x 8000 pixels - 96 megapixels would be rare indeed, very little professsional equipment even today would take that (the $50,000 top Hasselblad can manage it), yet people have been hanging wall posters for a long time...

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you so much! So you say the 6000x4000 px should be sufficient for my purpose? I can print a 1meter poster with it? Best, Ker

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 15, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

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As @Test Screen Name said: 150ppi is plenty enough for this type of application. You could easily go for 100ppi if needed. The 300ppi figure is for standard applications, like high quality book printing. Indeed, the pixel density is a function of the viewing distance. If you look at a near distance of several inches to industrial wall papers and posters, you will see that the density is not as that of a printed book. You don't need that density, because you will not look at that poster with your nose on the wall.

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Thanks for your replies! Very helpful! 

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