Snap the Perfect Social Media Pic Every Time: Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet

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Ever noticed how a picture can look fabulous in one moment and then sort of…meh…when you post it?

Let’s make sure your snaps always look their best on social media, no matter where you’re posting. Grab this cheat sheet and let’s get your images looking sharp!

Instagram know-how

Profile pic: Aim for a square at 320 x 320 pixels. Instagram shows it as a circle, so centre your smile!

Posts: Whether you’re going landscape (1080 x 566 px), portrait (1080 x 1350 px), or keeping it classic with a square (1080 x 1080 px), keep the width at 1080 pixels for the crispest look.

insta image sizes

Stories & reels: Go for 1080 x 1920 pixels to fill up that phone screen and make an impact.

X (formerly Twitter) tweaks:

Profile pic: A clear square of 400 x 400 pixels shows you mean business.

Landscape posts: 1600 x 900 pixels ensure your landscapes are vast and stunning.

Square & portrait: Keep it at 1080 pixels wide, but feel free to play with height between 1080 and 1350 pixels.

LinkedIn layouts

Professional profile pic: Stick to a smart 400 x 400 pixels.

Banner brilliance: For your personal banner, 1584 x 396 pixels give you space to shine.

TikTok tips

Profile animation: Keep it cute with 200 x 200 pixels.

Video vibes: For those awesome videos, stick with 1080 x 1920 pixels to keep it crisp.

tiktok image sizes


Profile picture: 170 x 170 pixels on desktops, snug and nice.

Cover photo: 851 x 315 pixels to capture your vibe.

Post perfection: 1200 x 630 pixels for posts that pop.


Profile picture: A neat 165 x 165 pixels circle to showcase your style.

Pins: Stick to a 2:3 ratio (1000 x 1500 pixels recommended) to catch those eyes. 


Ad adventures: Keep it engaging with 1080 x 1920 pixels for full-screen fun.


Profile pic: Circle it up with 800 x 800 pixels.

Banner magic: 2048 x 1152 pixels give you a canvas for creativity.

Extra tips to keep your pics tip-top:

  • Consistency is key: Stick to these sizes to keep your images looking sharp and professional across the board.
  • Watch your ratios: Make sure your images fit nicely in the spaces provided. No awkward crops here!
  • Quality matters: Upload the highest quality you can. It future-proofs your content and keeps it looking great on any device.

social media image sizes

And there you have it!

A handy guide to ensure your social media images always look their absolute best. Keep this cheat sheet close, and your posts will always stand out in the crowded world of social scrolls.

Happy posting!

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