How To Take Your Photo Skills To The Next Level Part 3: Posting the Photo
by Jessica Heimerl
Welcome back to the final part in a 3 part series on how to amp up your photography skills to capture great brand images for your online platforms. Before diving into Part 3, you may want to take a peak back at Part 1 & Part 2 of this series.
So, now that you’re a photo editing professional, it’s time to upload those perfect images to your designated social media platform. Here are some specific guidelines to follow to ensure you have an optimizes, excellent looking post.
Facebook and Google Plus:
It’s highly recommended to include a photo with your posts as often as possible. The current recommended upload size for the best resolution with Facebook is 1200 x 1200 pixels. If you post a link with a picture, the recommended shared link photo preview is 1200 x 628 pixels. Google Plus suggests a minimum of 800 x 600 pixels with uploaded photos.
Similar to Facebook, posting visual content on Twitter increases interaction across the board from replies to likes to retweets. The best photo size to post to your Twitter stream is 440 x 220 pixels.
Instagram’s photo sizes have been updated throughout the years to match the updating resolution changes with smartphones. Originally Instagram’s photo sizes were 612 x 612 pixels, followed by 640 x 640 pixels. The latest update that came when the retina feature for iPhones increased it to 1080 x 1080 pixels. However, as you read in part two of this blog series, Insta no longer constrains you to the square photo size and allows users to post the whole picture as is.
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