Megapixel calculator

Calculate megapixels

Pixel resolution

  • Size = 4000 x 4000 = 16,000,000 pixels
  • Pixel count = 16 million pixels
  • Resolution = 16 mega pixels

Aspect ratio

  • Aspect ratio: 1
  • "square"
  • Type of aspect ratio = "Square"
  • Type of aspect ratio = "Square" (vertical)

Shape

Calculate (file) size

Uncompressed RAW/BMP

TIFF Monochrome 8bit/pixel16 MB
RAW/DNG 10 bits/pixel20 MB
RAW/DNG 12 bits/pixel24 MB
RAW/DNG 14 bits/pixel28 MB
RAW/DNG 16 bits/pixel32 MB
BMP RGB 3x8 bit/pixel48 MB
OPENEXR RGBA 4x16 bit/pixel128 MB

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Background

For decades, advances in camera technology have been measured in 'megapixels', although more pixels doesn't always mean better quality. The same metric can also be used to describe the resolution of photos, or digital screens. This megapixel calculator brings it all together. Calculate, compare, visualise and estimate.

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