# How Many Photos Can 1TB Hold?

How many photos can 1 terabyte hold? To start, it can store a ton of pictures. If you have a large digital picture collection, then this is a good storage size to have, as you can store thousands of pictures comfortably.

In the table below, I will give some insight into the storage capacity of 1TB and you should be able to get a good idea of how many pictures can be stored.

## How Many Pics Can Fit on 1TB?

As a note, the information that is presented below is based off real world estimates (file sizes). The storage device has the possibility to hold more or less photographs, it depends on many different factors which could be anything for the data size of the picture as well as the megapixel at which the photo was taken.

Estimates used:

1 MP = 1,000,000 pixels

1MB = 1,000,000 bytes, 1GB = 1,000MB

JPEG 100% Quality = Visually lossless JPEG compression with 1:10 ratio of RAW image

Photos – Compressed (JPEG 100% quality) Images per card. (info by Sandisk)

 Megapixels File size (MB) 1TB 4MP 1.2 732,416 5MP 1.5 585,920 6MP 1.8 488,256 7MP 2.1 418,496 8MP 2.4 366,208 10MP 3.0 292,960 12MP 3.6 244,128 14MP 4.2 209,248 16MP 4.8 183,104 22MP 6.6 133,152

I have crafted a table for those of you who shoot RAW photos with your DSLR. Off the bat, 2 terabytes is going to hold less pictures, because RAW photos are uncompressed.

 Megapixels File size (MB) 1TB 4MP 12.0 73,216 5MP 15.0 58,592 6MP 18.0 48,800 7MP 21.0 41,824 8MP 24.0 36,608 10MP 30.0 29,280 12MP 36.0 24,384 14MP 42.0 20,896 16MP 48.0 18,304 22MP 66.0 13,312

As you can see, 2TB can hold a ridiculous amount of photos. However, if you have been stockpiling digital pictures over years, 2TB might not be enough for some people. At least this gives you some insight into the possible storage capacity of your storage drive.

If you want to look at other storage sizes, I have guides on 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB, & 2 TB.