There is nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out what size a photo is on one of your social media channels. One minute it is 1200px by 900px and then the next it is 1192px by 864px. How do you keep up?

With still images and video thumbnails truly being the difference between engagement and an ignoring audience, it is no longer enough to just know basic image dimensions. You need to know what part of the photo is displayed on what device, what part of the photo may be obstructed by a profile pic or an icon, and what the difference between shared link thumbnails, or in-stream photos is.

Turns out, sizing images correctly is a language on its own. Even in just basic Facebook marketing, photo dimensions vary according to where and how it’s shared as well as on what kind of viewing device. This includes cover photos, timeline images, video thumbnails, and profile pics!

Fortunately the team over at Spredfast has created a robust guide on social media image sizes. It is a valuable resource for your social media arsenal in order to choose the best image design or visual content for your social media channel.