All the info for your social media image sizes in one place
As time goes by, all the social media platforms change the requirements for the size of images that is ideal for posting on your profile. There are header images, profile pics, timeline photos, and more! It can get quite confusing especially when posting to many different platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It is quite difficult to keep track of all the different social media image sizes but there is help…
On that note, I’m happy to share with you a fantastic infographic that details all the optimum image sizes you will need for all your social media needs!
I’ll add a few tips of my own here as well
For a sharp Facebook image to share on your timeline, share the image at 2048 pixels on the long side at maximum quality (12) in JPG format.
If you’re a Photoshop user, be sure to size your photo before sharpening!
For the cheat sheet below, use the specified image sizes or multiples of those sizes if you want a larger image to share. For example, the suggested size for a timeline image to share on Twitter is 440px X 220px. If you want to share a larger version, just double the size and make it 880px X 440px or bigger at 1760px X 880px.
Big thanks and shout out to Jamie Spencer at makeawebsitehub.com for permission to share the infographic here on my blog.
Check out his site for tons of cool articles about how you can create your own website!
wil matthews says
this is very thorough, but why not just let the elves behind the social media curtains resize image from, say, 1500px wide? seems to work without noticeable compression loss.
Ken Kaminesky says
many times the elves seem to be on strike and not doing their jobs. I find it best to stick to the standards for size and crop.
Cooper Neill says
This is a fantastic cheat sheet! Thanks for sharing!
Ken Kaminesky says
Wow, what a cheat sheet. Good work. Great share.
Eissac Gorman says
This idea is worth to share so people know what are the sizes in every picture uploaded into the social sites. Really a Cheat Sheet! Thanks for sharing your idea Mr. K. Kaminesky.
Izy Berry says
A great reference :)
Terese Sundseth says
Thanks for sharing, Ken! Always the Rockstar!
John Smith says
Aww This article is really awesome. thank you for sharing.