I previously explained that the Church is phasing out the printing of the large 11″ x 17″ printed pictures used in meetinghouse libraries in favor of using the Gospel Art Book and digital pictures online.
You will be pleased to know that the Church now provides more options for gospel pictures in the home:
- Selection of 16″ x 20″ printed pictures, suitable for framing.
- Selection of high-resolution pictures you can download and print on your own.
- Selection of 5″ x 7″ printed pictures
- Gospel Art Book with 137 pictures, most in 8.5″ x 11″ size
More information about these 4 options is found below.
16″ x 20″ Printed Pictures
The Church now offers the following 20 pictures printed in a 16″ x 20″ size, suitable for framing. They sell for $2.50 each at store.lds.org.
- Christ and the Samaritan Woman, Carl Bloch (item #67086)
- Christ with Children, Minerva Teichert (item #67092)
- Detail from Christ and the Rich Young Ruler, Heinrich Hofmann (item #67081)
- Detail from Christ with Boy, Heinrich Hofmann (item #67080)
- Detail from Christ’s Image, Heinrich Hofmann (item #67083)
- He is Risen, Del Parson (item #67084)
- Jesus Healing the Blind, Carl Bloch (item #67089)
- John the Baptist Baptizing Jesus, Greg Olsen (item #67090)
- Joseph Smith, Jr., Alvin Gittins (item #67096)
- Moroni Burying the Plates, Tom Lovell (item #67097)
- Praise to the Man (Joseph Smith), Jon McNaughton (item #67098)
- Rescue of the Lost Lamb, Minerva Teichert (item #67091)
- Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood, Walter Rane (item #67094)
- The Angel Moroni Appears to Joseph Smith, Tom Lovell (item #67099)
- The Birth of Jesus, Carl Bloch (item #67085)
- The Desires of My Heart (First Vision), Walter Rane (item #67095)
- The Last Supper, Carl Bloch (item #67087)
- The Lord Jesus Christ, Del Parson (item #67082; also in 11″ x 17″ size, 62572 for $1.00)
- The Second Coming-Harry Anderson (item #67093)
- The Sermon on the Mount-Carl Bloch (item #67088)
High-resolution Pictures to Download and Print
The LDS.org Media Library now offers over 160 pictures that you can download in high-resolution so you can print them on your own. This high-resolution size (2400 x 3000 pixels at 150 DPI) provides a very nice quality up to a 16″ x 20″ size. For example, I downloaded several of them and sent them to an online photo lab and printed a 16″ x 20″ photographic print. (It cost me $5.99 at Costco.com and $12.86 at Walmart.com.) Not a bad price for a nice picture I can frame and hang in my home.
See the collection of high-quality images for print in the Media Library. (You can navigate to this section on LDS.org by selecting Resources > Media Library in the main menu, then select Images, then choose the category High Quality Images for Print.) Or just go to images.lds.org and select the category.
5″ x 7″ Printed Pictures
The Church continues to print the following 5″ x 7″ pictures available at store.lds.org:
- Brother Joseph (item #80878)
- Calling of the Fishermen (item #80208)
- Christ with Children (item #64002)
- Christ and the Children (item #80242)
- First Presidency (item #63051)
- First Vision (item #80213)
- Jesus Christ (item #80938)
- Jesus Praying in Gethsemane (item #80612)
- John Baptizing Jesus (item #80725)
- Joseph Smith, The Prophet (item #80190)
- Mary and the Resurrected Lord (item #80210)
- Second Coming (item #80722)
- The Lord Jesus Christ, Del Parson (item #64001)
- Thomas S. Monson (item #06891)
Gospel Art Book
The best resource for pictures in the home is the Gospel Art Book, an affordable ($3.50) spiral-bound book in 8.5″ x 11″ size with 137 color pictures for use in gospel learning and teaching. Most of these pictures are also available online at images.lds.org. Learn more about the Gospel Art Book.
- Images.lds.org is a library of thousands of images.
- Mormon Newsroom. Enter a keyword (such as “temples” or “families”) into the Search box, then click on the filter “Multimedia.”
- Temples.lds.org. Select Gallery to see pictures of temples.
- Scriptures.lds.org. See a listing of maps and photographs under Study Helps.
- Church magazines post galleries of images to enhance articles in the Liahona, Ensign, New Era, and the Friend. For example, see the gallery of Mormonads from the New Era and the coloring pages from the Friend magazine. Specific articles may also have galleries of photos.
Before using any of these images, please consult the Rights and Use Information page (link found at the bottom of every page on LDS.org). That page explains the conditions upon which you may view, download, and print material from LDS.org for your personal use. Note that some images are marked “Do No Copy.”