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I spotted this surprisingly useful infographic yesterday, over at Visually. It should come in handy for anybody who creates image-based content to add to their social profiles.

Five of the biggest social media platforms are covered, and it will help you to understand the various sizes needed for your profile pictures, cover images, backgrounds, and so on.

if you're anything like me you'll be yearning for some kind of cross-site standardisation in the future. For example, all of the profile pictures are different sizes, and one is a different shape. We can but dream!

Anyhow, it should make for a handy cut-out-and-keep guide for you...

The ultimate image sizing guide for social media profiles

If you have any tips or tricks in this area then be sure to leave a comment below.

Chris Lake

Published 16 August, 2013 by Chris Lake

Chris Lake is CEO at EmpiricalProof, and former Director of Content at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter, Google+ or connect via Linkedin.

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Thanks for sharing the tips. I will definitely send this article over to the designer because he's always bugging me about the image size and how it gets cropped.

almost 4 years ago



I had one of these bookmarked, but it was out of date - thanks

almost 4 years ago

Ashley Shepherd

Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director at Over50choices Ltd

Its useful to have too hand before you go to upload new images!

Usually I find a great image only to find i have to resize at the point of upload.

Its now book marked!


almost 4 years ago

Lucy Lonsdale

Lucy Lonsdale, Digital Account Director at HH Global

Very useful always forgetting will be passing this on cheers!

almost 4 years ago


Alex Bennett

Great infographic which will help ensure all of our designers are aligned in their understanding.

almost 4 years ago

Mike Samuels

Mike Samuels, Product Photographer / Owner at Mike Samuels Photography

As a commercial product photographer having this information in one place is incredibly useful. Thanks

almost 4 years ago



Thanks for this! I've bookmarked and tweeted it, and I just keep coming back to it :)

over 3 years ago

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