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Photographic plates (usually glass coated with light-sensitive material, but historically, sometimes metal or paper) and cut-sheet film have been made in many "standard" sizes, often with a title; many early cameras included the plate size title in the name of the camera.

See also Japanese formats and Large format.

Plate t Film Sizes& Shee
Metric sizes are to nearest mm for equivalent inch sizes.
Size (inches) Size (mm) Name/Type
15/8 × 21/8 41 × 57 "sixteenth-plate" tintypes
2 × 2½ 51 × 64 "ninth-plate" tintypes
2 × 3 51 × 76 sheet film
2½ × 3½ 64 × 89 "sixth-plate" tintypes
3 × 4 76 × 102 sheet film
31/8 × 41/8 79 × 105 "quarter-plate" tintypes
3¼ × 4¼ 83 × 108 "quarter-plate" or
"lantern slide" glass plates
3¼ × 5½ 83 × 140 postcard or 3A
4 × 5 102 × 127 sheet film
4¼ × 6½ 108 × 165 "half-plate" glass plates
4½ × 6½ 114 × 165 Cabinet Card
4½ × 5½ 114 × 140 "half-plate" tintypes
4 × 10 102 × 254 sheet film
5 × 7 127 × 178 sheet film
7 × 17 178 × 432 sheet film
8 × 6 203 × 152 Cabinet view
8 × 10 203 × 254 sheet film
8 × 20 203 × 508 sheet film
8½ × 6½ 216 × 165 "full-plate" glass plates,
tintypes
11 × 14 279 × 356 sheet film
12 × 20 305 × 508 sheet film
14 × 17 356 × 417 sheet film
16 × 20 406 × 508 sheet film
20 × 24 508 × 610 sheet film
65 × 90 sheet film
90 × 120 sheet film
100 × 150 sheet film, another postcard format
130 × 180 sheet film
180 × 240 sheet film
240 × 300 sheet film


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