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Social Media Image Sizes 2017

By on February 21, 2017

Social Media Image Sizes 2017

Use our social media image sizes 2017 guide as a cheat sheet to reference on your next social media design. Today I will talk about the different social media image size dimensions for 2017 on each social media platform and some tips and tricks when designing for them.

There are great infographics out there similar to our social media image sizes 2017 chart that are helpful when trying to find the correct dimensions for your image. Be careful as some dimensions can be confusing or have updated since. I personally had trouble finding image size guides that were exact to one another. Although all of these should work just fine, if you find one that doesn’t please comment below and I will update this guide.

Social Media Image Sizes 2017

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Latest Social Media Image Sizes 2017 in Pixels:

 

Facebook

Profile photo: 180 x 180

Cover image: 851 x 351

Business page cover photo: 828 x 315

Highlight image: 1200 x 717

Link image: 1200 x 627

Shared image: 1200 x 630

 

Twitter

Profile photo: 400 x 400 (displays as 200 x 200)

Cover image: 1500 x 500

Shared image: 440 x 220

 

Pinterest

Profile photo: 280 x 280

Pins in feed: 238 x height scaled

Expanded pins: 600 x height scaled

Board cover: 800 x 800

Board display: 222 x 150 for large thumbnails

50 x 50 for smaller thumbnails

 

Instagram

Profile photo: 160 x 160

Photo thumbnails: 161 x 161

Photo size: 1080 x 1080

Landscape image: 1080 x 566

Portrait image: 1080 x 1350

 

Tumblr

Profile photo: 128 x 128

Shared image: 1280 x 1920

Image in feed: 500 x 750

 

Google+

Profile photo: 250 x 250

Cover image: 1080 x 608

Shared image: 497 x 373 height is scaled

 

LinkedIn

Profile photo: 400 x 400

Profile cover image: 1500 x 425

Company logo: 400 x 400

Career cover photo: 974 x 330

Company banner image: 646 x 220

Link image: 180 x 110

Shared image: 350 x 250

 

YouTube

Profile photo: 800 x 800

Channel cover image: 2560 x 1440

Custom video thumbnail: 1280 x 760

 

Snapchat

Geofilter: 1080 x 1920

 

Flickr

Profile photo: 400 x 400

Cover photo: 2048 x 768

 

Behance

Profile photo: 200 x 200

Thumbnail images: at least 404 x 316 (displays at 202 x 158)

Tips and Tricks

One of my favorite tricks, especially when designing on mac is to double over the dimensions so that when you post your image online they will be crisp and clear. Some of these dimensions are already sized up to be clean when uploaded, but it is never a bad idea.

If doubling makes the file too large, feel free to add 300-400 pixels on the length and width and this should do the trick.

Another key point is to always save out in PNG and make sure your images are set to RGB.

If you have to use a JPG make sure your RGB settings are correct and try to save out bigger than required. However, most of the time JPGs will look poor in quality because some platforms like Twitter, tend to compress it a lot. The artifacts are terrible especially at 72 dpi.

Additionally, think about how your image will be used. For example, if you want your image to be shared a lot, you may want to design with the platform’s sharing dimension in mind.

Creating an image to share cross-platform can be very tricky, especially if you like to share on Instagram. However, if you start with an Instagram size like 1080 x 1080 pixels it is much easier to then share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other platforms. Again, remember to double over dimensions if possible.

Adding text can allow for more artifacts, especially on Twitter so be careful and keep dimensions and the saving out format in mind. For the most part JPG format tends to be terrible with text. Provided that you are text heavy or only using a couple of colors, GIF format may actually work well.

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Valentine’s Day Box Freebie

By on February 6, 2017
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Valentine’s Day Box Freebie

This week I am giving away a Valentine’s Day box freebie. Feel free to use them as treat boxes, gift boxes, Valentine boxes, or anything else that your heart desires! Especially ideal for school children at their Valentine’s party! Additionally this cute Valentine box features the phrase “Be My Valentine?” Perfect for adults as well, this easy to create Valentine’s Day box freebie is great to use for gift cards, jewelry, and other surprises!

Download the Template

  • Here is a JPG Version if you are unable to open the PDF file.

11 Simple Steps to Create our
Valentine’s Day Box Freebie

  1. To begin with simply print out the box template on thick paper or card stock. 8.5 in. x 11 in. sized paper will work fine.
  2. Secondly cut around the faint thick pink line or if you have the ability to have your cutting machine cut around the shape, have at it!
  3. The faint pink dashed lines are your fold lines.
  4. Fold over the middle fold line to create your front and back of the box.
  5. Now fold the thin edge fold line at the bottom of the template for easy assembly later.
  6. Then bend and fold along the curved edges (which make the sides of the box) as precise as possible.
  7. Earlier I mentioned in Step 5 about the thin edge fold line located at the bottom of the template. Once located, you can begin taping or glueing this part together as it is easiest to start with.
  8. The next step is to carefully fold the ends of the box by overlapping one side over the other and tape or glue the overlapping section together.
  9. Fill your box with delicious Valentine goodies!
  10. In addition, the rounded semi-circle box end can face outward for easy opening.
  11. Finally, you’re done!

Valentine’s Day Box Freebie Pictures!

In addition, here are some final pictures! (note: I didn’t glue my ends together yet)

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Credit Guidelines

Luckily this project is one that can easily be done in a couple of hours for an entire classroom. But the best part of all is that this project is entirely free! Without a doubt you are guaranteed to have fun creating these adorable Valentine’s Day crafts! My only guidelines are that you do not cover up my “savanasdesign.com” text on the box and if you share it online, please link back to savanasdesign.com! Have fun and have a great Valentine’s Day!

Please copy and paste this text on your page if you use or share this Valentine’s Day Box Freebie on your website or blog:

Valentine’s Day Box Designed by <a href="https://savanasdesign.com">SavanasDesign</a>.

In conclusion these are the 11 easy to follow steps to create your own Valentine’s Day box! Comment below and show us how yours turned out! Above all we hope you enjoyed our Valentine’s Day box freebie!

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