YouTube Image Sizes

YouTube, which is regarded as the second-most active social media network globally, is continuing to grow. It would be a terrific idea to start a channel for your brand because of its amazing assortment of entertaining videos.

Let’s now discuss image sizes.

Here are the YouTube image types and sizes: 

  • YouTube profile photo size: 800 x 800 pixels
  • YouTube banner image size: 2048 x 1152 pixels
  • YouTube video size: 1920 x 1080 pixels (recommended)
  • YouTube Shorts video size: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • YouTube thumbnail image size: 1280 x 720 pixels
  • YouTube Stories: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • YouTube in-stream ad size: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • YouTube in-feed ad size: 1280 x 720 pixels
  • YouTube bumper ad size: 1920 x 1080 pixels and 300 x 60 pixels
  • YouTube display ad size: 300 x 60 pixels
  • YouTube overlay ad size: 1920 x 1080 pixels / 1080 x 1920 pixels / 1080 x 1080 pixels

A. YouTube Profile Photo Size: 800 x 800 Pixels

The ideal image size for your YouTube profile photo is 800 by 800 pixels. Make sure your photo’s focus point is centered for optimal effects.

JPG, GIF, BMP, and PNG are acceptable file types for the profile picture; animated GIFs are not. Remember that the photo will be 98 x 98 pixels when it is rendered.

B. YouTube Banner Image Size: 2048 x 1152 Pixels

It is advised that you utilize a minimum size of 2048 x 1152 pixels for your YouTube banner image, keeping the aspect ratio at 16:9.

Furthermore have in mind that your banner image should have a maximum file size of 6MB.

C. YouTube Video Size: 1920 x 1080 Pixels (recommended)

It is advised that YouTube videos have a minimum size of 1280 x 720 pixels in order to maintain high definition (HD) standards. Nonetheless, it is recommended to use a larger pixel count of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Both of these dimensions adhere to the 16:9 aspect ratio, which is commonly used for widescreen displays.

D. YouTube Shorts Video Size: 1080 x 1920 Pixels

YouTube Shorts, which were first released in 2020, allow content producers to connect viewers with brief but interesting vertical videos. The optimal pixel size to aim for is 1080 x 1920.

E. YouTube Thumbnail Size: 1280 x 720 Pixels

YouTube thumbnails should have a dimension of 1280 x 720 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The little sample pictures you use to represent your films and draw people in are called thumbnails.

F. YouTube Stories: 1080 x 1920 Pixels

Do you need to share something urgent with your YouTube subscribers? Do it with the help of YouTube stories. They expire after seven days and should always have 1080 x 1920 pixels.

G. YouTube In-Stream Ad Size: 1920 x 1080 Pixels

Most likely, you’re used to seeing YouTube in-stream advertisements. They often roll before, after, and during a YouTube video and are either non-skippable or skippable. Make sure that your sponsored movie has at least 1920 x 1080 pixels if you want to use this kind of advertisement.

H. YouTube In-Feed Ad Size: 1280 x 720 Pixels

Your in-feed advertisement is visible to your audience as soon as they visit their home pages. For optimal results, make sure the photo you select has 1280 x 720 pixels.

I. YouTube Bumper Ad Size: 1920 x 1080 Pixels and 300 x 60 Pixels

You can address your target demographic directly with bumper ads. A picture will appear with your video ad while it is playing. Verify that the image has 300 x 60 pixels and that the video has a minimum of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

J. YouTube Display Ad Size: 300 x 60 Pixels

Recall the picture that appears at the top of the videos you are encouraged to view on YouTube? It should have 300 x 60 pixels, you guessed it.

K. YouTube Overlay Ad Sizes

Last but not least, overlay advertisements. They are quite beneficial to marketers worldwide and totally free.

You should be aware that overlay advertisements normally have 468 x 60 or 728 x 90 pixels if you decide to use them.