Basic Social Media Image Dimensions
Our first two blog posts of the “Design Advice for the Amateur Designer” series focused on tools and tips for designing your own images. While the substance is extremely important, you want to make sure that you are sizing your images correctly for different social networks. No one wants to look at a distorted image! You want everything you post to enhance your brand/business/organization in a positive way. The goal is to make your audience appreciate and value your material, especially your media content.
Being knowledgeable about the correct image sizes is a big deal to me. Honestly, it isn’t that hard to search online for “Facebook cover photo size” or “Twitter image post size” or now, just use this helpful post on the TWC Blog! The worst offense, in my opinion, are the Facebook profile pictures of a business logo that you cannot even read either because it is way too large for the viewable space of the profile image box and the reader only ends up seeing the middle part of the logo, or it is so grainy because it is not even close to the size it should be for that space. Either situation is not good - being a perfectionist and wanting everything to look ‘just right,’ I want my profiles and the profiles of the people/groups I manage to be picture-perfect (…see what I did there?). Okay, enough bad jokes, I promise!
Below are dimensions for the most basic social images that you will need for getting started with social media:
(Source: Sprout Social)
Additionally, I have included a helpful, detailed resource online for figuring out almost any social image dimension. This infographic was created by setupablogtoday.com:
So, now you can be well on your way to making awesome designs that will look perfect on your various social networks.