Carrying photos in your wallet may be considered old school by today's standards with the increasing use of cell phones and tablets to store photos. If you want to carry photos in your Big Skinny wallet in addition to credit, debit and ID cards, you should be aware of the ideal size of these photos before trying to stuff them into your wallet. The size of the wallet should also be taken into consideration. Obviously, a 5 x 7 photo will not fit in virtually any wallet, and you will look very funny while walking around with that size of photo pouring out of the confines of your wallet. The photo industry standard dimensions for wallet size photos is 2.5 x 3.5. Think of it this way, if you are ordering school photos for your child and the package includes one 8 x 10 photo, four 5 x 7 photos and 32 wallet size photos, the photo dimensions would be the industry standard of 2.5 x 3.5.
Interestingly, although referred to as wallet size photos, these photos and dimensions were usually geared toward picture placement in a photo album rather than the wallet. If the dimensions provided by the photo industry do not answer the question of "will this photo fit in my wallet," use the size of common items that are normally placed in your wallet as a guide. For example, business cards are typically 2 x 3.5 and credit cards are a bit shorter (length-wise) than business cards. If you own a Big Skinny money clip wallet, the wallet size photo will be too large and would need to be cropped. On the other hand, if you carry an L-shaped wallet or World Bi-Fold wallet, the classic photo size will work. If you have wallet size photos that you want to carry in your wallet, your best bet would be to crop the photo to a 2 x 3 size as this will fit in any model of Big Skinny wallet.