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.
  • Pinterest's set up is portrait-oriented so vertical pins with a 2:3 ratio are ideal for their Platform. The optimal image dimension is 735x1102. Pins will be displayed with a width of 238 pixels with scaled height. This means that Pinterest will allow you to upload longer images as the only width is fixed. 
  • 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).
    • 💡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).
    • 💡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)
  • Pinterest's set up is portrait-oriented so vertical pins with a 2:3 ratio are ideal for their Platform. The optimal image dimension is 735x1102. Pins will be displayed with a width of 238 pixels with scaled height. Pinterest generally recommends a 2:3 aspect ratio.

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 would be done by the Social Platform. 

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