Social Media Image Sizes for Photographers

Social Media Images Sizes
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I put together this free guide to social media image sizes to help photographers with your promotion and sharing in 2019.

Like it or not, social media is still the number one way to get your photography noticed, and often, it doesn’t even cost a penny.

Resizing your photos for social media to the exact dimensions can save you time, and ensure the best possible quality for each particular platform.

If you want a handy PDF guide to refer to easily, just click one of the buttons below to share the post.

Social Media Image Size Guide

Click the specific social media network links below to see what image sizes are best suited for sharing.

All the dimensions below are listed in width x height, in pixels, and are correct as of Feb 2019.

I’ve also included image sizes for ads where relevant.

  1. Facebook Image Sizes
  2. Instagram Image Sizes
  3. Pinterest Image Sizes
  4. YouTube Image Sizes
  5. LinkedIn Image Sizes
  6. Tumblr Image Sizes
  7. Twitter Image Sizes
  8. Snapchat Image Sizes
  9. Reddit Image Sizes

1. Facebook Image Sizes

Facebook image sizes

  • Cover Image: 852 x 315 (640 x 360 for mobile)
  • Profile Image: 360 x 360
  • Shared Post Image: 1200 x 630
  • Shared Link Preview Image: 1200 x 628
  • Event Image: 1920 x 1080
  • Highlighted Image: 1,200 x 717 (Recommended)
  • Tilt-to-Pan Images: 1,920 x 3,240 – 5,400 (3-5x the width of the screen)

Facebook Ad Image Sizes

  • Facebook Feed Ads: 1,200 x 628
  • Facebook Carousel Ads: 1,080 x 1,080 | maximum 30 MB
  • Facebook Slideshow Ads: 1,280 x 720 each
  • Facebook Right Column Ads: 1200 x 628
  • Facebook In-Stream Video Thumbnail Ads: 1,200 x 675
  • Facebook Instant Articles Ads: 1,200 x 628
  • Facebook Marketplace Ads: 1,200 x 628
  • Audience Network Native, Banner and Interstitial Ads: 1,200 x 628
  • Sponsored Message Ads: 1,200 x 628
  • Messenger Home Ads: 1,200 x 628 |
  • Facebook Collection Ads (Including Canvas): 1,200 x 628 (recommended) | 600 (minimum, both height and width)
  • Facebook and Instagram Stories size: 1,080 x 1,920

Here’s some info from Facebook about getting your images to display in the best possible quality.

2. Instagram Image Sizes

Instagram image sizes

  • Profile image: 110 x 110
  • Image thumbnail: 161 x 161
  • Shared photos: 1080 x 1080
  • Shared videos: 1080 pixels wide
  • Instagram Stories: 1080 x 1920 (minimum 600 x 1067) | maximum 4 GB

(Get 25 free Instagram Story Templates)

3. Pinterest Image Sizes

Pinterest image sizes

  • Profile image: 165 x 165 | maximum 10 MB
  • Board cover image: 222 x 150 (large thumbnail) | 55 x 55 (small thumbnail)
  • Pinned image preview: 236 pixels wide (height is scaled)
  • Expanded Pins: 600 pixels minimum width (height is scaled)

4. YouTube Image Sizes

YouTube image sizing for social media

  • Channel cover photo: 2560 x 1440 | maximum 4 MB
  • Channel icon/profile image: 800 x 800
  • Video thumbnail: 1280 x 720

5. LinkedIn Image Sizes

Linked In image sizing

  • Banner image: 1584 x 396 | maximum 4 MB
  • Profile image: 400 x 400 (minimum 200 x 200) | maximum 10 MB
  • Company Cover image: 1536 x 768
  • Shared image (to Company Page or personal profile): 552 by 368, for better quality doubled at 1,104 x 736 (1,200 x 627 with Buffer)
  • Shared links (with an image to Company Page or personal profile): 552 x 289; for better quality doubled at 1,200 x 628
  • Shared link preview: 180 x 110
  • Company logo image: 300 x 300 | maximum 4 MB
  • Company cover image: 1536 x 768 (minimum 1192 x 220) | maximum 4 MB
  • Company page banner image: 646 x 220 | maximum 2 MB
  • Square logo (appears in company searches): 60 x 60 | maximum 2 MB
  • Hero Image (banner image on the career opportunities tab): 1128 x 376 | maximum 2 MB

6. Tumblr Image Sizes

Tumblr image sizes

  • Profile image: 128 x 128
  • Image post: 500 x 750 (maximum 1280 x 1920) | maximum 10 MB

7. Twitter Image Sizes

Twitter image dimensions

  • Header image: 1500 x 500 | maximum 5 MB
  • Profile image: 400 x 400 | maximum 2 MB
  • In-stream image: 440 x 220

8. Snapchat Image Sizes

SnapChat

  • Geofilters, ads, and lenses: 1080 x 1920

9. Reddit Image Sizes

Reddit image sizes

  • Header: 4000 recommended (minimum 1600) x 64, 128, or 192
  • Voting Arrows: 48 x 48 (centered with 5px of padding)
  • Placeholder Images: 336 x 232 (centered with 45 px padding on the top and bottom & 95px padding on the left and right)
  • Body background: 4000 4000 (unless tiling)| maximum 5 mb
  • Avatar: 256 x 256 | 64 kb
  • Small Banner: 4000 x 80 | 5 mb
  • Medium Banner: 4000 x 144 | 5 mb
  • Large Banner: 4000 x 208 | 5 mb
  • Additional Banner Background Images: 512 x 176 | 5 mb
  • Menu Background Image: 4000 x 40 | 5 mb

I hope you enjoyed this guide to resizing your images correctly for the major social media networks, and you put it to use immediately for your social media marketing.

If I missed any, let me know in the comments below. Best of luck with your activities on social this year ;-)

24 Comments

  1. Joan Ransley on March 2, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Really useful. Thank you Mark

  2. Richard Palos on March 1, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Thank You, Mark for this super info !!

    • Mark Condon on March 1, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Glad you found it useful, Richard!

  3. Monty Giavelli on March 1, 2019 at 6:24 am

    I’ve put a lot of images on facebook and I find that to get the best quality I upload my uncompressed full size images. When the images are uploaded to facebook they are downsized and compressed with a lot of lost details. If I shrink the images(with lost detail) and then facebook compresses the images that means the images are compressed twice with more reduction in quality than if it was done once.
    I wouldn’t bet my life on this, so I would like to hear what you have to say about this.

    • Mark Condon on March 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

      I find that the less work FB needs to do with the image, the better – so resizing to the actual sizes they want does help. One other thing to experiment with is uploading a PNG rather than a JPG – let me know how that works for you.

  4. Lindsay Sullivan on March 1, 2019 at 5:50 am

    That’s super helpful! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Justin Roskowske on March 1, 2019 at 4:34 am

    How about Instagram portrait and landscape dimensions / crop factor?

    • Mark Condon on March 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

      I’ll have to look into that one Justin!

  6. Erica Harris on March 1, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Nice guide. Thank you, Mark!

  7. Shdlp on February 28, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing that info all together. It’s so handy and time-saver :)

  8. Gus on February 28, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks! This is really handy to have a reference for all social media types in one place.

  9. Damion Mower on February 28, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    super helpful, thanks

  10. Vic Zubakin on February 28, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the useful list.

    For facebook general photo uploads the supported sizes are 720px, 960px, or 2048px (HD setting) on the long side. If you upload at other sizes facebook will resize them resulting in some compression to the image. The link to fb you provided in the article has the above info on it.

    Cheers, Vic.

    • Mark Condon on March 1, 2019 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Vic, I’ll have another look at that and update as necessary.

  11. From The Valley Of Saints on February 28, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    It would been better if you have add the image size in ratio form(like 16:9, 4:5 . 3:4)

    • Mark Condon on March 1, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Ah righto, will have a think about that and see if anyone else needs ratios.

  12. Antony Joseph S on February 28, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Great Initiative.
    Very Useful.
    Thank you Dear Mark.

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