The pinable below shows the image sizes by pixel for most social media content as of April 2018. I do recommend using the program Canva to create post images and covers; they do a great job of keeping up with the correct pixel size and offering creative templates even in the free version of their software. Note that I am not affiliated with Canva, we just really like their software and think every business owner should use it! A reminder: profile avatar is a great place for your logo or your smiling face, and cover photos are excellent for your calls to action or current promotions.

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Social Media Image Size Guide 2018 - read the article that goes with this image at theBuddingCreative.co/resources

 

CREATIVE COMMONS ZERO

A good business term to know when talking pictures is CC0 or creative commons zero, which means anyone can use the image for anything and you don't have to cite your source. Now I am all for giving creative credit where it is due, and sincerely appreciate the work that goes into art, including the skills of photographers. But sometimes if you are promoting your own business, having tags about the photographers and locations on those images can really distract from your own product. That’s where CC0 comes in handy. Here is the legal summary of what CC0 means:

The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
— Source: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

WHERE TO FIND FREE IMAGES

Along with the right size images, the right stock photos are important too. There are some amazing resources out there of free-to-use photos that are artistic, stylish, and professional without looking cheesy. Download my free list of image resources below.


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