Handy Infographic is a Useful Social Media Image Size Cheat-Sheet

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The folks over at Constant Contact recently put together a handy little infographic that will help you better manage and properly ‘dress up’ your the growing collection of social media accounts.

The graphic lists the dimensions of all of the photos these social media sites want you to upload. From you Facebook Cover photo (851 x 315), to your Pinterest profile pic (600 x 600), to your YouTube channel art (2560 x 1224), just about every major player is listed:


Be sure to toss the graphic into your archives. It’ll no-doubt come in handy the next time you’re revamping one of your social networks.

(via Constant Contact via Reddit)

  • MrNoSox

    But…. they constantly change these sizes just to make me angry…
    Seriously though, in another couple months this graphic will be all outta whack. Now, if someone made a page that dynamically updated every time a size changed… that would be awesome. They could probably sell loads of advertising on that page. Wait, disregard that. I never said that. ::adds page to website::

  • mlianopr

    Let me know when they change,, lol..

  • zachtac

    Facebook has had their long edge capped at 2048px forever now so this infographic is already inaccurate just fyi

  • Alexandra G.

    Why does this matter? DSLR files are big enough for this to not matter anymore, and all these services adjust all that regardless…who freakin’s cares anymore? I have my own website….and don’t need to post images directly to these services unless they’re cell phone pics…not with their predatory terms anyway!

  • RonaldMcFuckingdonald

    It’s still best practice to upload images cropped and edited to the exact or maximum pixel size.
    And it’s pretty much essential for most working photographers to have a Facebook presence, despite the fact that their T&C’s are objectionable.

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  • Ashley Sue Bullers

    AND, Facebook doesn’t have “Tabs” you can make an icon for anymore. What an outdated list they’ve just published!

  • Ashley Sue Bullers

    Social media matters, and making sure your images are optimized to show your talent matters. And those of us who believe in continuing or building our careers – that is who “freakin’s cares anymore”.

  • Alexandra G.

    It’s sad to see so much misguidance!

    First of all, you are supposed to promote your own website to your clients, and not a page owned/hosted by someone else. You are spending all this time uploading your work to a site that entitles itself to your work without paying you. You sound like you never read Facebook’s T & C, and see how they are giving themselves all sorts of rights over your work(career) that in reality they would have had to pay you for.

    Second of all, all this resizing work is just so they have less to do at their end when they are using your images to promote God knows what in some other country you don’t know.

    If you want to “grow” your career, then you shouldn’t be cutting corners and waste time on Facebook & the likes. You should be promoting your website, and use proper advertising targeted per your clientele.

    Obviously you haven’t read the latest about Facebook choosing which posts will be visible to your audience, so all your time spent(I meant wasted) on resizing for them is most likely for nothing.

    Plus, let me tell you this, unless one is using a PowerShot A75, or earlier models, all images coming out of the cameras today, and ran through Photoshop/Lightroom etc already have a very good size to “showcase” your work.

    Your concern should be your own website, not someone else’s to which you have no control over. Read they’re T & C. It’s a true eye opener.

  • Ashley Sue Bullers

    Having been a marketing major, I am sad to see that so many people don’t realize how they go hand in hand, and how you can use social media to accentuate. However, I see many photographers consistently ask why their photos look so pixelated and grainy on social media when it doesn’t on their own site. Dimensions matter.

    Growing a career is multifaceted. Truth. It’s not one-size-fits-all, and social media isn’t “cutting corners”. And while Facebook, the example you give, does take liberties with our works, that is also the internet. No matter how judicious you think you are in “protecting” your work, you can either be online or you can be in the stone ages. And being online means you do not know WHO chooses to use your work and how, though you can make *efforts* to reduce that likelihood with strategic watermarks and the likes.

    Again, I’ve spent significant time studying marketing and r&d, as well as living it professionally, so please do not presume to know that I have not read Facebooks TOS (I have), simply because I believe it has a valid place in many people’s art and photography career.

    What works for you apparently works for you. Kudos.

    Acting like you know all and that this is something in which “who freakin’s cares anymore” is pompous and silly. Plenty of people care… and plenty of people should.

    Thank you, and Good Day.

  • Alexandra G.

    Calling the kettle black much? who is acting all “knowledgeable” now?

    I don’t run my business on the “someone may click my link” delusion! That is the best way to be out of business quick! As a business I need to KNOW my clients, and I need to TARGET my audience based on what I actually OFFER as a business.

    Facebook resizes your images anyway…Twitter won’t allow larger files…but i don’t care, because I don’t upload directly unless it’s an iPhone shot…the rest of my work is where it belongs: on my website, and I share links because my goal is for people to VISIT my website which I pay for and not some social media site that does whatever they want with my work.

  • Anya Jacobsson

    Thank you, this was definitely better than the actual article!