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Cheat sheet for social media photo sizes

Anytime Online-marketing-1246457_640you share imagery via social media, you want to ensure it is visually pleasing. That means ensuring it’s not blurry or cropped so that key parts of the chart or photograph are missing or visually unattractive. Showing viewers a fuzzy image or only a part of a photo is akin to leaving words out of a sentence.

Because of this, you’ll want to use the correct measurements when posting pictures or other images to the social media pages of your authors platform.

After all, photos and images can increase the number of followers/friends and drive visits to your blog or website. This ever expanding network of people who learn about and continue to hear about your writing always results in increased book sales.

Here are some photo common measurements to use for various social media (in pixels with width first then height):

• Cover photo: 851 x 315
• Profile photo: 180 x 180

• Profile Image: 110 x 110
• Photo Thumbnails: 161 x 161
• Photo Size: 640 x 640

• Cover photo: 646 x 220
• Profile photo: 100 x 60

• Profile Image: 165 x 165
• Board Display: 222 x 150
• Pin Sizes: 236 x 600 (Note: Pinterest limits image widths but not heights)

• Profile Image: 128 x 128
• Image Posts: 570 x 750

• Header image: 1500 x 500
• Profile image: 400 x 400

• Channel Cover Photo: 2560 x 1440
• Cover Art Safe Area: 1546 x 423
• Video Uploads: 1280 x 760

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