Are you as frustrated as I am concerning what the dimensions of images should really be when posting on social media? We all want our work to look great but do we really have to create 4-6 different sizes to have them look awesome everywhere? Maybe we do.
⇑ Nice size for Pinterest ⇑
600 x 859
⇒ PIN IT HERE ⇐
Though that may be “best practice” I am looking for some shortcuts. What I have settled for is creating a Pinterest friendly image that is much taller than wide and then a Twitter friendly one that is wider than it is high and, well, smaller. Ugh. That sentence makes no sense at all, does it! To put it another way, I use Twitter and Pinterest the most so I am catering to them!
Here is a cheat sheet that I made for myself for in-feed images only. Each platform has a whole bunch of ways that images are sized. The dimensions here are for the feed and are the “best practice” choices. Each platform will adjust sizes for you a bit but they all have limitations.
My goal in pulling this information together is to get something in my head that I can hang onto when I am formatting my pictures – hoping to do it well while making it go FASTER!
This one is better for both Twitter and Google+.
500 x 500
Perfect in-feed image sizes for:
Twitter 440 X 220 minimum
Facebook 1200 x 630
Google+ 497 minimum width
So, do you have a formula that you use when formating your pictures for sharing online? Please share your tips in the comments below!
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