Image may not be everything, but it sure counts for a whole lot online. When you’re posting photos on social media, you want to be certain that you’re using the right dimensions for your particular platform, whether you’re Facebooking, Tweeting, Instagramming or otherwise. But here’s the thing: every platform has its own requirements when it comes to sizing images. More than that, though, each type of image posting comes with its own intrinsic best size. So what’s an online poster to do?
Enter an infographic from SumAll, as reprinted by Social Media Today. It offers the right dimensions for sizing pictures to be posted on today’s most popular social media sites. Let’s take a look, shall we?
- Profile picture: 180 x 180
- Cover photo: 851 x 315
- Shared image: 1,200 x 512
- Profile photo: 400 x 400
- In-stream photo: 440 x 220
- Header: 1,500 x 500
- Career cover photo: 970 x 240
- Profile photo: 500 x 500
- Banner image: LinkedIn suggests 1400 x 425, though the infographic suggests 646 x 220
- Photo: 640 x 640
- Enlarged pin image: 660 width
- Feed image: 236 width
- Photo: 1080 x 1080
Now that you have the best image sizes at the ready, it’s time to edit. There are several inexpensive online resources that will get your photos looking socially snazzy in no time. A few favorites include:
For more resources, check out 2 Tools to Rock Your Visual Content and How to Perfect Your Post for Every Social Media Platform. Please feel free to leave your questions or comments below, I would love to hear from you!
And…for an extra great free resource check out the Always Up-To-Date Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet from our friends at Sprout Social.