Poorly Cropped Photos = Wrinkled Shirts
You work hard day in and day out to present your business and yourself as professional. So why aren’t you doing the same on social media?
Images that aren’t cropped correctly are the wrinkled shirts of professionalism in the social media world. But it’s often not your fault. Facebook, Twitter, and all the social platforms are changing the dimensions of cover and profile photos all the time. Worse yet, Facebook’s dimensions aren’t the same as Twitter which are different from LinkedIn which are different from almost everything else.
So how are you supposed to iron your shirts – I mean optimize your social media images? Thank the kind folks over at Start A Blog Today for creating an amazing size guide for us to use. It covers all the relevant social networks and all the types of images you could be using.
How To Resize An Image
- Open Paint by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Paint.
- Click the Paint button, click Open, click the picture you want to resize and then click open.
- On the Home tab, in the Image group, click Resize.
- Open Preview
- Click Tools, then click Adjust Size
Keep in mind that these tools are great for shrinking images, but not so great for enlarging images. If you do decide to enlarge images be prepared to sacrifice quality and use grainy images. I don’t recommend doing this because our computer displays are only getting better which means people can tell the difference and it does affect how they perceive you (i.e. wrinkled shirts).
And without further ado, here’s the 2015 Social Media Image Sizes Guide, By the team at Start A Blog Today.
Matt Higa is the founder and CEO of Pineapple Empire. A creative agency focusing on helping entrepreneurs and startups build, grow, and conquer. Follow us on Instagram for a daily dose of motivation and inspiration @getpineapple.