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Searching for the bestsocial media image sizes?

Since these sizes are ever-changing, it’s tough to find a guide that’s completely correct. So I made one for you – with a free printable cheat sheet!

It’s simple but accurate. Outdated infographics are still widely posted and shared, despite their misinformation.

Here are the optimal,updated social media sizes for visual content, as of February 2022.

Full chart at the end of the post. Log in as a member to get your free printable cheat sheet and templates!

I’ve included ALL essential sizes for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, AND YouTube on the chart. You’ll find notes about aspect ratio and maximum file size where known.

TikTok, Tumblr, Tinder, MeWe, and Meetup sizes are listed at the end of this post.

There’s a Table of Contents if you need a quick answer. You’ll find it underneath the important cross-platform considerations below.

Please leave a comment if any need to be corrected. I’ll update as quickly as possible!

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The best social media post size

Posting on more than one of the social networks? Don’t drive yourself crazy – use these sizes that work across multiple social media platforms.

Best size for image posts

1200 pixels square is ideal for Facebook and Instagram posts. It also works well for Pinterest and LinkedIn posts – and can work for Twitter, if you keep any type or other critical elements away from the top and bottom of the image.

A reader has noted that LinkedIn sends out square images in emails, so this template will help you optimize LinkedIn image posts across mobile (horizontal), desktop and email (square).

A square is a 1:1 aspect ratio.

Feel free to download this handy template! Then you can plan how your square images will crop on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Just right-click to save.

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If Pinterest is your main platform, try the optimal 2:3 Pin images on Facebook, as they work there too. In fact, I love the impact these taller images have on Facebook.

You can control how these tall images are cropped to 4:5 for the Instagram feed, but it’s center cropped to square for your IG gallery.

Here’s the handy template for tall social media posts that are optimized for Pinterest Pins. Right-click to save to your hard drive.

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Best image size for link share posts

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all recommend 1.91:1 aspect ratio image. Twitter calls out 1200 x 628 pixels, and LinkedIn says 1200 x 627.

Facebook is now saying 1200 x 630, but those 2 or 3 pixels won’t hurt either way. Maybe they’re just trying to round up!

Google Discover recommends minimum 1200 pixel wide images, so this size is a must for all web pages and blog posts you want shared on social.

Social Media Sizes: Table of Contents

Loads of great info on this page!

In a hurry? Click to jump to the section that interests you most.

Facebook Page image sizes 2022

Pinterest image sizes 2022

Instagram image sizes 2022

Twitter image sizes 2022

LinkedIn image sizes 2022

TikTok image sizes 2022

Tumblr image sizes 2022plusTinder, MeWe, and Meetup

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Facebook Image Sizes 2022

Facebook Cover Photo sizes

There’s a profusion (or confusion) of FB cover photos. Click through to thein-depth articles for details and free templates.

➔ Facebook Page: 820 x 312 pixels on desktop / 640 x 360 mobile | Optimize your Facebook Page cover photo size for both desktop and mobile!

➔ Facebook Group: 1640 x 856pixels minimum |Optimize your Facebook Group cover photo size for desktop and mobile.

➔ Facebook Event: 1200 x 628pixels |Optimize your Facebook Event cover photo size for desktop and mobile.

➔ Facebook Profile: 851 x 315 pixels |Optimize your Facebook Profile cover photo size for desktop and mobile.

Want one size for all Facebook cover photos? Use 16:9 proportion and allow for cropping.

This size works perfectly on mobile Pages. You must allow cropping top and bottom on desktop, so don’t place text or other critical elements near the top and bottom.

This proportion works out to: 1200 x 675, 1640 x 923, or 1920 x 1080 pixels. Your choice!

I always recommend going with a larger image for best quality. While FB sometimes specifies minimum sizes required for upload, modern displays have such great resolution that low quality images don’t cut it any more. Go BIG!

And, it must be a static image. There’s no longer an option to use a video as your cover photo.

Other important Facebook image sizes

For more details, see the linked posts.

➔ Facebook Profile photo size: displays 170 x 170pixels on Page | Make the best Facebook Profile Picture sizeplus ideas to get more likes. Download a FREE template there!

➔Facebook Link preview size: min. 600 x 315pixels | How to get a LARGE Facebook link thumbnail.

➔ Facebook Photo post size: on the wall, 476pixels wide x varied height, larger gives better quality.

Re minimum wall post size, I hope you are usinglarger photos than minimum already! Up to 2048 x 2048pixels works for Facebook photo posts.

Want more about Facebook image quality, file types, compression etc?

LEARN MORE:Why does Facebook ruin image quality? And how to avoid it!

Every Facebook image size marketers need

Yes, there’s more!

Find details about round profile pictures, video sizes, Stories, Page services, and job postings.

Plus an infographic ofALL Facebook ad sizes!

LEARN MORE: Facebook Image Dimensions 2022 Complete Guide

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Pinterest Image Sizes 2022

New Pinterest profile covers can be an image or a video in16:9 aspect ratio.

Recommended for retina display: 1440 x 810 pixels.

Any horizontal photo can be easily cropped to fit the 16:9 ratio after uploading it.

Keep it simple. I wouldn’t use a YouTube video with a lot going on. A photo slideshow works well!

Remember, the main attraction should be your Pins, andthat profile videos will play on mute when your profile loads.

Note: If you upload a cover image or video, you can no longer revert to the collage of Pins.

Pinterest profile cover specs:

Images: 16:9 aspect ratio high resolution JPG, PNG, or GIF up to 10MB.

Videos:16:9 aspect ratio MOV or MP4 up to 2GB and 5 minutes.

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Pin size 2022:1000 x 1500 pixels.

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You can go wider if you wish, but keep your Pin dimensions in these proportions:

  • 1:1 or square
  • 1:1.5 or slightly tall (optimal)
  • 1:2.1 or moderately tall

Get more Pin size details, plus how to keep your website loading quickly with large images, at this in-depth article.

LEARN MORE: The Best Pinterest Pin Sizes for 2022

Pinterest board covers: Pinterest continues to de-emphasize boards by removing the Showcase feature and the Boards page (though you can still see boards on the “Saved” tab).

If you really want ’em though, make ’em SQUARE andat least 340 x 340 pixels. 600 or even 1000 pixels square would be better.

➔ Pinterest Profile Photo size: 180 x 180 or larger.

➔ Maximum Pin width when clicked: varies by device viewed on.

➔ Board cover: suggested minimum 340 x 340.

➔ Minimum image size that can be pinned: 100 x 200 (I can no longer verify this).

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Instagram Image Sizes 2022

Instagram posts are no longer limited to square! However, your images will still be cropped to square on your profile page gallery.

➔ Instagram Profile Photo size: 110 x 110 minimum | Rock your IG profile photo

➔ Instagram photo size: minimum 1080 width for best quality

➔ Instagram landscape photo size: 1.91:1 proportion, or 1080 x 566.

➔ Instagram portrait photo size: 4:5 proportion, or 1080 x 1350.

➔ Instagram Stories OR Reels size: 9:16 proportion, or 1080 x 1920.

Complete Guide:What’s the Best Instagram Image Size 2022?

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Twitter Image Sizes 2022

The infuriating Twitter header that could crop 100 different ways became one standard shape and size on every device and browser width (August 2019).It’s no longer responsive but stays at a static aspect ratio of 3:1.

Tweeted image size changed in 2017. Even in 2022, it’s still quoted incorrectly almost everywhere. Read on for the straight scoop.

What does Twitter say about image sizes?

➔ Twitter Header size: 3:1 or 1500 x 500 pixels | Twitter header free template

➔ Twitter Profile size: 1:1 or 400 x 400 pixels

➔ Tweeted Image size: 16:9 or 1200 x 675 pixels

➔ Twitter Card image size: 1.91:1 or 1200 x 628pixels

Tweeted images are not 2:1 proportion! If you post that size, the edges will be cut off in the stream.

Tweetimages will still be shown in full when clicked, so you can use square for portability across social media networks – but they’ll be cropped in the feed on mobile.

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Multi-image tweet sizes

  • For two images, the images will be side by side, both at 7:8 aspect ratios.
  • For three images, there will be one 7:8 aspect ratio image on the left, with two 4:7 aspect ratio images running up the right side of the image.
  • For four images, there will be four 2:1 aspect ratio images in a grid.

LEARN MORE:Twitter Image Sizes 2022: This Is All You Need to Know

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LinkedIn Image Sizes 2022

LinkedIn Page cover image size

Updated January 2020. “LinkedIn Pages” were formerly called “Company Pages”.

According to LI, “LinkedIn Pages are the next generation of LinkedIn Company Pages. Pages have been rebuilt from the ground up…” source

BUT LinkedIn themselves were still calling out the OLD (wrong) size for the NEW Page cover image in their help documentation!

When you go to your Page to upload this banner, you’ll see the right size recommended: 1,128 x 191 pixels.

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Since the cover image actually displays larger than 1,128 wide on retina screens, I recommend you double those pixels for a nice, high-resolution image.

I created a test image at 2,256 x 382 pixels and share the results below.

Thisslim image is almost 6 times as wide as tall. But on iPad, it’s cut at the bottom to a slice that’s 10 times as wide as tall!

Account for the overlapping logo, which takes a big chunk out on iPhone display, and you’re left with asliver of an image that leaves little room to design anything.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to create something and test it on different devices if it has critical elements that need to show. Or else think of it as more of a “background” image that doesn’t have faces, type, or other elements that would look bad when cropped on different devices.

What LinkedIn recommends:

Your cover image may have to be adjusted to fit the screen which may involve trimming the image horizontally or vertically. We recommend uploading a high-quality image with as little text as possible to ensure an optimal display on all devices and screen sizes. Our accepted image formats for uploads are PNG or JPEG.

Youdo have some ability to move this cover photo around when you upload.

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LinkedIn Personal Profile

Those maddening responsive background images (banner / cover photo) on personal profiles were dumped in August 2017. The new recommended size is 1584 wide by 396 high. This is exactly 4:1 proportion.

You can also crop, filter, and adjust your photo after you upload it to LinkedIn.

Tips from LinkedIn:

If your background image appears blurry or pixelated, please choose an image with a file size as close to the maximum (8 MB) as possible, as images with larger file sizes typically look better. Photos will also look better than images with logos.

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LinkedIn link share images

Sharing links to articles and blog posts on LinkedIn?

Whether for your profile or Page, “Link share” images for LinkedIn closely match those for Facebook and Twitter.

1.91:1 is the correct aspect ratio. LinkedIn says:

When adding custom images to a Page update with a URL, please keep the following image display guidelines in mind:

  • Use a 1.91:1 ratio (1200×627 px).
  • Image must be more than 200px wide.
    • If your image width is less than 200px, it will appear as a thumbnail on the left side of the post.
    • Note: This doesn’t apply if you’re posting an image only or an image and text. The image will be enlarged to fit the feed.
  • Images on mobile won’t be cropped. Images of other ratios will show in full with subtle white padding.

LinkedIn post image size

This one’s a bit tricky. 1200 x 1200 square looks best on desktop, but gets cropped to horizontal in the mobile feed. The link share size works best there.

I prefer square for portability across social platforms.A reader has noted that LinkedIn sends out square images in emails, so the template near the top of this article will help you optimize LinkedIn image posts across mobile (horizontal), desktop and email (square).

LinkedIn image recap

Max file size 8MB and file type must be PNG, JPEG, or GIF.

➔ LinkedIn profile cover photo: 1584 wide by 396 high. This is exactly 4:1 proportion.

➔ LinkedIn profile picture: Per LI, upload any size between 400 x 400 pixels and 20,000 x 20,000 px.

➔ LinkedIn blog post link shares: 1200 x 627 px.

➔ LinkedIn photo share: 1200 x 1200 square looks best on desktop, allow for cropping to 1200 x 627 on mobile.

➔ LinkedIn Page cover photo size: 1,128 x 191 px.

➔ LinkedIn logo size: 300 x 300 square. No more horizontal.

More company and career page image sizes on LinkedIn here.

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YouTube Image Sizes

➔ YouTube channel art: 2560 x 1440 pixels | Learn how to createYouTube Channel Art with FREE templates

➔ Be sure to grab the template as cropping varies wildly from TV to mobile to desktop.

➔ Video thumbnail: 1280 x 720 pixels

➔ Channel icon: 800 x 800 pixels

LEARN MORE: How to Make the Best YouTube Thumbnails

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TikTok image sizes 2022

This one’s easy.

Videos will be in a standard 9:16 shape (be sure to film with the phone vertical).

Shorter ones, down to square size, are accepted but will have a black border top and bottom.

Meh! Go tall.

If you’re making graphics for a slideshow, use the IG Stories size of 1080 x 1920.

Leave a 150px margin on top and bottom and 64px margin on each side for TikTok text overlay.

➔ TikTok profile picture size: 200 x 200. JPG, PNG. Minimum size is 20 x 20.

➔ TikTok video size:1080 x 1920. File size: 287.6 MB (iOS) and 72 MB (Android). MP4, MOV.

➔ TikTok video ads size: 720 x 1280px / 640x640px / 1280 x 720px. File size: 500 MB. MP4, MOV, MPEG, 3GP, AVI.

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Tumblr image sizes

It’s hard to find image sizes for this platform, and one reason may be that it’s pretty freeform. Different themes can vary greatly.

I don’t use Tumblr and decided not to add it to the cheat sheet, since I won’t know if things change.

Here’s an excellent Tumblr sizes overview offered by reader Morgana Johnson:

Although all themes are different, the most common sizes still display 500 and 400 width posts (and most “photography” themes either display everything with a width of 1280, or even the highest resolution available).

However, anything on the dashboard feed is shown at and resized to 540. Size limitations have also risen to 10MB for pictures, and supposedly 3MB for animated .gif images (However animated gifs are just buggy on tumblr, it’s best to “aim” between 1-3MB.)

Anyone using tumblr as a portfolio would have the best experience, and largest variety of themes to choose from, if they create images with a width of 500 or 400. However, those who plan to market themselves and gain a following on tumblr should create images meant to be displayed at 540. Those particular users should also pay close attention to the following new feature:

Tumblr has implemented a “dashboard pop-over” with a header, which works both as a mobile theme and allows desktop users to have a quick glance at a blog without leaving the dashboard. The header displays at “various sizes” with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Generally, it displays at 1240 x 700 for desktop browsers, but is optimized at 640 × 360 for mobile.

(It can also display animated gif images with the same size restrictions as posts. From my personal experience, however, I can’t get any header to animate if it’s larger than 1.5MB.)

It’s also worth noting that users who choose to keep the default theme show the same header at 3000 x 1055 on their blog, and displays posts with a width of 540. ~MJ

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Tinder Photo Sizes

Nope, I don’t use Tinder, but due to the popularity of this article, Google is sending searchers here for Tinder photo dimensions.

Not one to disappoint, I’m including them for you!

Tinder requires photos be cropped to square for upload.

According to Photofeeler, on an iPhone 6, the required Tinder pixel dimensions are 640 x 640.

In the swiping deck, however, this will be zoomedinto and displayed at 600 x 848 pixels. This aspect ratio is 1:1.325, or 7:10.

The exact number of pixels will vary by the viewer’s device.

My suggestion is to start with a photo where your face doesn’t fill the square from side to side, since you can anticipate those sides being cropped off in the swiping deck.

And don’t use a photo where your face is way off to one side, as you’ll lose part of your facein the swiping deck.

Or, you can use an app like Square Instapic that will add borders to the sides of your portrait-shaped portrait to make it a square.

BTW, 8 x 10 is the standard portrait shape. So not exactly Tinder’s 7 x 10, but close. 🙂

Wonderinghow to get a picture to fit Tinder? This template will help.

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MeWe image sizes

MeWe provides limited info on the best image sizes for their platform.

Theoptimal banner/cover photo size is called out as 945 x 320 px. This is approximately 3 times wider than tall.

For theoptimal profile photo, they suggest 144 x 144 px. If you have a larger image, I don’t think you must size it down to this dimension. MeWe will reduce it to the proper display size. source

As far as posts, MeWe tells us thatyou can safely share photos, videos, documents, voice messages, Dual-Camera MeWe’s chats, GIFs, memes, doodles, disappearing content, stories, and much more – but they don’t clue us in on best sizes.

Save time and repurpose content from other networks you use.

The maximum file size you can upload is 500MB, whether you have a paid account or not. This applies to videos, photos, documents, audio files, and anything else you might choose to upload.

If you have any tips for MeWe images, please leave a comment!

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Meetup image sizes

A reader suggested this, and after a moment’s thought, I had to agree:

What could be more social than a platform to meet up IRL?

Meetup is all about groups and their events. Of course, you’ll also have a profile photo. You can set one for your account profile and different ones for your groups, if you like.

Your account profile photo will be used by default for your group profiles. Aftera group profile photo is set, changing your account profile photo will not update your group profile.

You can update each of your group profile photos individually.

Meetup profile photos are 1:1 ratio.For example, a square 400 pixels high by 400 pixels wide photo will work. Or any size JPG or PNG, as long as the file is under 10MB.

Meetup group logos are the same, with 400 x 400 recommended.

Meetup group cover photos are an easy way to differentiate your group and attract potential members.

Use a photo in JPG, PNG, or non-animated GIF format with a 16:9 ratio.The ideal dimensions for agroup cover photoare 600 x 338. The file size limit is 10MB.

If you’re setting your cover photo for the first time, you must set it from your computer.

  1. Go to your group’s homepage
  2. If you’re just starting out and don’t have any group photos yet, selectUpload a photo.
  3. If you already have group photos, selectChange photo.
  4. Here you can eitherChoose from existingorUpload a photoif you want something new.
  5. Choose your new cover photo and be sure toSaveyour changes. source

Sponsor logo image dimensions are 120 x 90.

Meetup event page featured photo is ideally 580 x 320. Just be sure to feature a horizontal shot for best impact.

A Meetup event photo album is a crowdsourced memory bank for a group.

When an event is scheduled a photo album is created automatically.Group organizers, co-organizers, and assistant organizers can create new photo albums from the Photos section of the group as well. All members can upload photos to an album but cannot create a new album. source

The only requirement here is that event photos be JPG or PNG format and under 10MB each.

How do I get images to these sizes?

Q: Do you have recommendation for how to get photos these desired image sizes? I am using iPhoto and I am not getting exact dimensions you describe.

A: You could use a free online photo editor like Pixlr. Alternatively, you can use an online image creator that has lots of sizes already set up for you!

The two easiest ones I’ve found are Stencil and Snappa. Choose a size template, pick or upload a photo, and it’s automatically sized to fit. Adjust cropping as desired.

Both have a free option or free trial.The paid plans have an amazing Instant Resize feature, so you can make perfectly-sizes images for every network! Watch it on Stencil below.

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Social Media Cheat Sheet 2022: Conclusion

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You can find more image sizes in these articles:

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What image size works for all social media? ›

Recommended size: 1200 x 630 pixels. Minimum size: 600 x 315 pixels.

What is the best image size for social media posts? ›

Image sizes for social posts
Recommended square image size1200w x 1200h (px) Minimum: 500w x 500h (px)1080w x 1080h (px) Minimum: 600w x 600h (px) Instagram scales square images down 1:1 to 510w x 510h (px) in the news feed
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What are the exact size proportions for Instagram post 2022? ›

The ideal dimensions for each are: Square and carousel: 1080 x 1080 pixels, 1:1 aspect ratio. Portrait: 1080 x 1350 pixels, 4:5 aspect ratio. Landscape: 1080 x 608 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio.

What size is a Facebook post 2022? ›

Facebook post image size: 1080 x 1080 pixels

Pro tip: Use your Facebook Page to really showcase your brand and create a cohesive, identifiable profile. You can do this by using your company logo as your profile picture and a photo that speaks to who you are as a brand for your cover photo.

What is the best aspect ratio for social media? ›

9:16 Aspect Ratio

There is no question that this video aspect ratio is one of the most popular on social media. Whether it's Facebook, Instagram Stories, or watching videos on TikTok, this vertical shape is primarily used because we see everything on our phones today.

What is the best size and resolution for Facebook? ›

The recommended resolution is at least 1080px by 1080px.

Images smaller than 600px by 600px will appear smaller on screen in comparison.
General recommendations are as follows:
  • The ideal image ratio is 1.91:1 to 4:5.
  • Choose the highest resolution possible. ...
  • Keep any text limited to 125 characters.

Is Instagram 2x3 or 3x4? ›

Published Videos on Instagram

The Instagram video aspect ratios are as follows: Instagram Square: 1080px x 1080px to 2048px x 2048px (Ratio - 1:1) Instagram Landscape: 640px x 427px to 1080px x 720px (Ratio - 3:2) Instagram Vertical: 640px x 749px to 1080px x 1350px (Ratio - 4:5)

Is Instagram 3 4 or 9 16? ›

While both sizes are the same (1080 x 1920 px with a 9:16 aspect ratio), you'll want to organize your content accordingly. And remember, no single Instagram design is the same.

Is Instagram 3x4 or 4x5? ›

The ideal Instagram portrait aspect ratio is 4:5, and the ideal photo size is 1080px by 1350px. If you upload a larger portrait, say 4:6 or 9:16 (the size of a Snapchat photo), you'll be prompted to crop a portion of the photo out to fit.

What size are IG posts? ›

Instagram post size.

All images will be cropped to a square in the feed. The ideal size for square posts is 1080px by 1080px at a 1:1 aspect ratio. For landscape posts, use an image that is 1080px by 566px, with an aspect ratio of 1.91:1.

What aspect ratio is best for Facebook posts? ›

Below are some recommended aspect ratios for different placements and formats:
  • For feed placements: We recommend square 1:1 for images and vertical 4:5 for videos.
  • For Stories and Reels placements: Most people hold their phones vertically so we recommend 9:16 to capture the whole screen.

What is Instagram post size ratio? ›

When you share a photo that has a width between 320 and 1080 pixels, we keep that photo at its original resolution as long as the photo's aspect ratio is between 1.91:1 and 4:5 (a height between 566 and 1350 pixels with a width of 1080 pixels).

Is 3 4 or 9 16 better? ›

The best aspect ratio to shoot videos in is 16:9 since most modern displays, such as TVs, tablets, phones, and computer displays have a 16:9 aspect ratio display. This allows you to display your entire video without cropping the sides to fit in the display, as you would have to do with a 4:3 aspect ratio video.

What aspect ratio is most realistic? ›

3:2 Aspect Ratio

First of all, this is the closest to the golden ratio, which makes it visually appealing and more balanced. Painters and artists used it long before photography was even invented. It's also the ratio of a 35mm film. Although now the 4:3 aspect ratio is gaining traction, 3:2 is still the standard one.

Is a 4:3 aspect ratio still used? ›

The 4:3 format dates back to celluloid film and early cinema screens and television sets. Far from being a relic of the past, the 4:3 aspect ratio is still a default format even though cinematography and filmmaking ratios have mostly changed to widescreen.

What is the best size JPG for Facebook? ›

The Facebook recommended image size for sharing images and sharing links with an image is 1,200 x 630 pixels. Whether you're sharing landscape, portrait, or square images, Facebook will resize it to 500 pixels wide and scale the height accordingly.

What is a good resolution size? ›

In many cases, the best resolution for printing is 300 PPI. At 300 pixels per inch (which roughly translates to 300 DPI, or dots per inch, on a printing press), an image will appear sharp and crisp. These are considered to be high resolution, or high-res, images.

How do I upload photos to Facebook without losing quality? ›

Your photos will be optimized for the best visual quality when you upload them to Facebook, including HD quality. Keep in mind, the quality depends on your device's network conditions. For the best quality, connect to Wi-Fi or make sure you have a strong cell signal before uploading photos.

What size is a 3x3 photo? ›

‍Size: 3x3 inches (7.6x7. 6cm).

Does Instagram accept 4:3? ›

Generally speaking, your vertical photos should have an aspect ratio of 4:5. Anything longer (like 4:6 or 4:7), and Instagram will crop your content. Vertical posts take up more real estate as someone scrolls through their home feed, so they're more optimized than horizontal posts.

What is the size of a 3x3 Instagram grid? ›

I like to use 5700 though because the best resolution you can get on Instagram is 1900x1900. Multiply that by 3, as the grid is 3x3, and you get 5700x5700.)

What is 4x5 3 photo size? ›

Our 4x5. 3" (10x13. 5cm) prints are specially designed for photos with a 4:3 aspect ratio, as produced by most digital cameras.

What does a 4:3 aspect ratio look like? ›

A 4:3 aspect ratio has a width that is four units wide, and a height that is three units high. This makes it taller than it is wide. For example, imagine a piece of paper measuring 4 inches by 3 inches. That's how tall and narrow a 4:3 aspect ratio would be.

What is 4x5 aspect ratio used for? ›

The next key ratio that you'll see is 4:5. This is where we're starting to get into vertical video format, but not full vertical video yet. Here at 4:5, we're commonly working with a frame that's 1080×1350 pixels.

Can you post 4x5 on Facebook? ›

Facebook feed posts are flexible — you can upload media in almost any aspect ratio to your Feed. Facebook supports images from square to horizontal (and everything in between). For optimal viewing on mobile, it's best to use vertical images with an aspect ratio of 4:5 and 1200 x 1500 px.

What size is 5'4 aspect ratio? ›

Computer displays
Aspect ratioExample resolutions
5:4 (1.25:1)1280×1024
3:2 (1.5:1)2160×1440, 2560×1700
16:10 (1.6:1)1280×800, 1920×1200, 2560x1600, 3840x2400
16:9 (1.78:1)1366×768, 1920×1080
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What size are twitter images? ›

The minimum size is600 pixels wide x 335 pixels tall.

For larger images, the ideal image size is 1200 pixels wide x 675 pixels tall. If you post the photos directly from Twitter, the maximum file size allowed is 15MB. Keep in mind that BMP or TIFF files are not allowed.

How do you format pictures for Instagram? ›

To resize your images for Instagram, use a 1:1 square shape, a 4:5 ratio for vertical posts, and a 1.91:1 ratio for horizontal posts. The Adobe Express image resizer has all these sizes preset for you, so you can resize your images instantly and waste no time sharing them with your followers.

What aspect ratio is TikTok? ›

Dimensions: TikTok video dimensions should be 1080×1920. Aspect ratio: The aspect ratio should be that of a standard smartphone screen, 9:16. 1:1 is also possible, but it won't take up the whole screen.

Which aspect ratio is best for images? ›

For regular photos, then 3:2 or 4:3 would suffice. When choosing a format, think about the type of camera you have. To maintain quality, the ratio of your image size should never exceed your camera sensor's. For instance, if you're using a micro four-thirds camera, stick to 4:3 or 1:1.

Why is 3 2 aspect ratio better? ›

So when we say a screen has a 3:2 aspect ratio, it is three units wide for every two units across (in this case, the units are pixels). And that makes a difference; Because when there are more pixels in height, a screen can show more. In most productivity work, height is what matters.

Which aspect ratio is best for full screen? ›

The most universally used ratios are 16:9—known as the Widescreen, and 4:3 –commonly referred to as Full Screen. The 16:9 ratio is a wide rectangular shape, whereas the 4:3 ratio is a narrower rectangle, closer to a square.

How do you make pictures fit on Instagram without cropping them? ›

Open the Instagram app and upload your picture. You'll notice that Instagram crops the picture to square by default, but you can click the expand arrows or pinch the image in the lower left to fit the whole picture on Instagram.

What size should I export for social media? ›

Facebook's sizing guidelines suggest you use the following image resolution sizes: Regular photos: 720px, 960px or 2048px wide. Cover photos: 851px by 315px. To avoid compression when uploading your cover photo, keep the file size under 100KB.

Is PNG better than JPEG for social media? ›

Overall, compressed PNGs are also better when it comes to retaining quality – due to the lossless compression algorithm used with PNGs vs the lossy algorithm that's popular with JPEGs.

Should I use JPG or PNG for social media? ›

Use a JPEG file if it's a picture for the internet (JPEG is the smallest). Use a PNG file for social media and the internet if it is a line drawing, such as an architectural, mechanical, or cartoonist image, like those found in comic books.

What is a good image size for Instagram? ›

Upload a photo with a width of at least 1080 pixels with an aspect ratio between 1.91:1 and 4:5. Make sure you're using a phone with a high-quality camera as different phones have cameras of varying qualities.

Does Facebook prefer PNG or JPG? ›

For profile images, Facebook recommends using PNG files for logos or a text. In other cases, you can use the JPEG format. Instead, for cover images, JPEG is recommended. Be careful to upload content with RGB color and no more than 100 KB.

What is the highest quality image format? ›

RAW files are the highest quality image format. They are loved by photographers as RAW format records all data from the sensor of the camera. Since RAW is an uncompressed format, it gives immense creative liberty to the photographers during post-processing.

Should Instagram post be in JPG or PNG? ›

The preferred image formats for Instagram are JPG or JPEG files, however, you can also use PNG and BMP.

Is PNG higher quality than PDF? ›

png should be fine for small images. It's what all the android icons are anyway. PNG is a bitmap format, PDF is a richer format which may include vector data (including text). For scaling PDF is much better.

When should you not use a JPEG? ›

Don't use a JPEG when…
  • You need a web graphic with transparency. JPEGs do not have a transparency channel and must have a solid color background. ...
  • You need a layered, editable image. JPEGs are a flat image format meaning that all edits are saved into one image layer and cannot be undone.

When should you use a PNG instead of JPEG? ›

The general rule is to use JPGs for photographs, images that don't have a transparent background, and other memory intensive files. And to choose PNGs for graphics, files with transparent backgrounds, and other images where clarity and color vibrancy are important.

What is Facebook image size? ›

Facebook post image size

The Facebook recommended image size for sharing images and sharing links with an image is 1,200 x 630 pixels. Whether you're sharing landscape, portrait, or square images, Facebook will resize it to 500 pixels wide and scale the height accordingly.

Can an image be too big for Instagram? ›

If you want to fit your whole picture on Instagram but it is taller than the 4:5 aspect ratio, you need to modify your image before posting. Otherwise, Instagram will automatically crop your image to a maximum of 4:5.

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