27th August 2015
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Social media: optimal image sizes

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If you’re using social media as a marketing tool then you’re probably well aware that images sizes are different for different platforms as well as for different parts of those platforms, it can be really confusing and time-consuming making sure those images work. So save out crib sheet below to make sure you can quickly ensure you’re using the correct size (width x height).

Facebook

Profile picture 180 x 180

Cover photo – 851 x 315

Shared photo – 1,200 x 512

Twitter

Profile picture – 400 x 400

Header photo – 440 x 220

Shared photos – 1,500 x 500

Instagram

Image – 1,080 x 1,080

Pinterest

In stream image – 236 width

Enlarged image – 660 width

LinkedIn

Profile picture – 500 x 500

Cover photo – 970 x 240

Banner image – 646 x 220

Google +

Profile picture – minimum 250 x250

Shared images – 426 width, height scales accordingly

Some useful tools to edit your image sizes are pixlr and Paint. On paint, click on the ‘resize’ button and you can change the pixel count, you’ll often need to crop the image as well to ensure that the width and height works for the size you need. And for loads more detail, check out this incredibly detailed infographic from Omnicore Agency.

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Emily keeps the office organised, makes sure the clients are happy and is always in charge of the tea round. When she’s not designing websites or drinking coffee, you’ll find Emily knitting, reading or accidentally setting her Sims on fire.

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