The perennial question: what size images do I post to social media?

The answer: as big as possible – it doesn’t matter, all social platforms will scale your images anyway.

If you really want numbers, if you must insist on a perfect size that reduces the risk of resizing artifacts, use the list and templates below:

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Square Image: 1080px (w) 1080px (h)
Vertical Image: 1080px (w) x 1350px (h)
Horizontal Image: 1080px (w) x 566px (h)


Shared post image: 1200 x 630
Shared link preview image: 1200 x 628
Event image: 1920 x 1080
Cover image: 820 x 312 (minimum 400 x 150)
Profile image: 180 x 180


Pinned image: 600px (w) – ideally 2:3 ratio, but any height works
Profile image: 165 x 165 – (maximum size 10 MB)
Board cover image: 222 x 150 – (minimum 55 x 55)


Tweet Photo: 440 x 220
Profile Photo: 400 x 400
Header Photo: 1500 x 500

Continue to keep up with recommended image sizes at: HubSpot or Buffer or SproutSocial or HaveCameraWillTravel.

I’m big on seeking outside inspiration.

As Austin Kleon says: “You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.”


Seth Godin – Seth’s Blog (daily)


Austin Kleon – 10 things worth sharing
Creative Mornings – weekly breakfast lecture weekly highlights
Jocelyn K. Glei – more creativity and meaning in your daily work

Cool Things

The DO Lectures – The DO Newsletter is here to inspire you
Weekend Reading – code, design, technology, and people
Cool Tools – books, gadgets, software, hardware – tried and true

Other Cool Things

These websites don’t have a weekly email (but they should), however their websites are still worth visiting and bookmarking:

Swiss Miss – a design blog that’s just inspiring and awesome
Jason Kottke – art, technology, science, visual culture, design, music, cities, food, architecture, sports, and endless nonsense