Social Media Image Cheat Sheet and Size Guide

We’ve worked hard to make sure our Social Network Media Image Cheat Sheet and Size Guide is current and up to date. However, social media platforms change their formats and requirements often. If you notice any mistakes, let us know and we’ll do our best to fix it.

Sept. 18, 2017

Updated September 16, 2017

Introduction

Social network media image cheat sheet and size guide

We’ve worked hard to make sure our Social Network Media Image Cheat Sheet and Size Guide is current and up to date. However, social media platforms change their formats and requirements often. If you notice any mistakes, let us know and we’ll do our best to fix it.

Scroll down to the bottom of this article to download the ctalyst Social Network Media Image Sizes Photoshop Action.

To say having a social network and social media presence is important, is an understatement. More than ever, it is critical for mobile game developers to be present and active on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Ello, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube and more.

It’s also fair to say that selecting and creating the right image sizes for your social media and social networks is a lot of work!

So, we’ve put together this handy mobile game developer friendly social network and social media cheat sheet and size guide to help make the job a lot easier.

But wait! There’s more!

We’ve also put together a Photoshop Action that will take care of all the heavy-lifting and hard work for you in one simple click. You can find it down at the bottom of the article.

The Social Network Media Image Cheat Sheet and Size Guide explains the best image sizes for each social network and the media sizes used. We’ve tried to include all of the import mobile developer social media platforms so that you can keep up with your social network optimization.

On behalf of all of us at ctalyst, we hope you find the graphic and Photoshop Action helpful.

Cheat Sheet and Size Guide

Facebook

Facebook is the world's largest online social media and social networking platform based in Menlo Park, California. Use PNG for the best quality

Facebook Cover Photo dimensions (w x h)
828 x 315 pixels
Note that all images should be no smaller than 399 x 150 pixels.

Facebook Profile Image dimensions (w x h)
180 x 180 pixels
Your Facebook profile image will be displayed at 32 x 32 on all posts, walls and comments.

Facebook Shared Images dimensions (w x h)
1200 x 630 pixels

Facebook Shared Link dimenions (w x h)
1200 x 627

Facebook Highlighted Image dimensions (w x h)
1200 x 717 pixels

Facebook Event Image & Video Image dimensions (w x h)
1920 x 1080 pixels
Aspect Ratio 16:9 or 9:16
These images appear in feeds at 470 x 174

Twitter

Twitter Header Photo dimensions (w x h)
1500 x 500 pixels

Twitter Profile Photo dimensions (w x h)
400 x 400 pixels

Twitter Stream Photo dimensions (w x h)
440 x 220 pixels

Google Plus (Google +)

Google Plus Cover Image dimensions (w x h)
1080 x 608 pixels

Google Plus Profile Image dimensions (w x h)
250 x 250 pixels

Google Plus Shared Image dimensions (w x h)
497 x 373 pixels

Google Plus Shared Image Thumbnail dimensions (w x h)
150 x 150 pixels

Google Plus Shared Video dimensions (w x h)
497 x 279 pixels

Instagram

Instagram Profile Image dimensions (w x h)
110 x 110 pixels

Instagram Photo Thumbnail dimensions (w x h)
161 x 161 pixels

Instagram Photo dimensions (w x h)
1080 x 1080 pixels

Instagram Video dimensions (w x h)
1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 pixels
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Note: Only the portion of video that fits within the 1080 x 1080 square will be displayed on Instagram. Ensure that all important information and messages are contained within this square.

Pinterest

Pinterest Profile Image dimensions (w x h)
165 x 165 pixels

Pinterest Board Display dimensions (w x h)
222 x 150 pixels

Pinterest Board Thumbnail dimensions (w x h)
50 x 50 pixels

Pinterest Pin Image dimensions (w x h)
238 x 236 pixels
Note: the width of a Pinterest Pin Image is 238 pixels, but the height can be size

Pinterest Expanded Pin Image dimensions (w x h)
600 x 735 pixels
Note: the width of a Pinterest Expanded Pin Image is a minimum of 600 pixels, but the height can by any size

Ello

Ello Banner Image dimensions (w x h)
2560 x 1440 pixels

Ello Profile Image dimensions (w x h)
360 x 360 pixels
Note: Ello will crop your square image to fit within the 360 x 360 circle

Tumblr

Tumblr Profile Image dimensions (w x h)
128 x 128 pixels

Tumblr Image Post dimenions (w x h)
500 x 750 pixels

Linkedin

Linkedin Background Image dimensions (w x h)
1000 x 425 pixels

Linkedin Profile dimenions (w x h)
400 x 400 pixels

Linkedin Company Pages

Linkedin Company Page Standard Logo dimensions (w x h)
400 x 400 pixels

Linkedin Company Page Hero Image dimenions (w x h)
974 x 330 pixels

Linkedin Company Page Business Banner dimensions (w x h)
646 x 220 pixels

Linkedin Company Page Square Logo dimensions (w x h)
60 x 60 pixels

YouTube

YouTube Channel Cover Photo dimensions (w x h)
2560 x 1440 pixels
Note: YouTube crops the top and bottom of the channel cover photo based on the type of device. To ensure your important messages or information does not get cropped out, ensure it fits within the "safe zones"
Tablet: from the center, left to right, 1855 x 423 pixels
Mobile: from the center, left to right, 154 x 423 pixels
Desktop: from the center, left to right, 2560 x 423

YouTube Video Uploads dimenions (w x h)
1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080 pixels
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

 

 

Social Network Media Image Generator - Photoshop Action

Creating social network media images can be a time-consuming process. So, we've made this handy Photoshop Action to automatically generate all of your social media and social network images.

To install the Social Network Media Photoshop Action, simply open Photoshop, open the Actions palette and select "Load Actions" from the Actions palette menu button (located in the top right corner of the Actions palette).

Navigate to the .ATN file and select it.

This will install an Action Set named ctalyst® Power Kit Social. Open the set and you will find an action for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, Ello, Tumblr, Linkedin, and Youtube.

Simply select the social network platform and press the play button. The action will create a blank canvas for each image type required for the social media platform you've chosen.

To download the Social Network Media Image Generator Photoshop Action, simply click the image or this link. This Action is offered at no cost, but use it at your risk.

Social network media image cheat sheet and size guide

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