What Size Images Should I Use?

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Image Size For Photo Posts

Twitter can display images un-cropped on the desktop if they’re between 2:1 ratio (wide), and 1:1 ratio (square). 

Images that are taller will be cropped to a square on desktop.

However, all images are cropped to 16:9 on mobile. We recommend creating graphics with 16:9 ratio ( 1200×675 is a good resolution to use).

  • Facebook displays images consistently between desktop and mobile. You can use images that are anywhere between 2:1 ratio (wide) up to 2:3 ratio (tall) – i.e. between 1200×600 and 1200×1800.
  • Instagram posts must have a photo (it doesn’t have to be square), and you will be able to crop it in the Instagram app after it’s uploaded.
  • LinkedIn’s public API doesn’t allow images to be attached, so we post the image as a link, which your audience can click to see the full version of your image. Your image will be cropped to 520×272 within the link preview.
  • Twitter cards can only be edited by the author of the web page you’re sharing. If the card has a large image, it will be cropped to 506×254 (a good size to create your image would be 1200×628).
    • Note: Twitter may choose a random part of the image to crop into if it’s taller than this size.
  • Facebook link previews can only be edited by the author of the web page you’re sharing. If the card has a large image, it will be cropped to 470×246 (a good size to create your image would be 1200×628).
    • Note: Facebook may choose a random part of the image to crop into if it’s taller than this size.
  • LinkedIn link previews allow you to choose/upload your own image, and they will be cropped to 520×272 (a good size to create your image would be 1200×628)

Does SmarterQueue Resize Images?

We do not make those adjustments. We will show you a preview based off the experience we have with each Social Platform. Any resizing would need to be done by you and any cropping that is done would be done on by the Social Platform. 

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