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By Lowell Brown

The YouTube Cheat Sheet for Image Sizing & Dimensions

YouTube has made it easier than ever to upload customized artwork to your branded channel. There are only a few key dimensions that you need to know to optimize your channel art for every platform. Follow our YouTube image sizing & dimension guide below for best results.


Profile Picture

The profile picture is displayed at 55 x 55 pixels and is located on the left hand side of the channel art.

Channel Art (Master Template)

Your channel art will be displayed at varying dimensions across different platforms. However, it is recommended to upload an image size of 2560 x 1440 pixels for all devices. You are then able to view your image on different devices: Desktop, Mobile & Tablets, and then make adjustments according to the chosen platform.

Desktop Banner

The banner image has a flexible width on desktop and will scale to reveal more content on larger browsers. The minimum width the banner image will be displayed when viewed on a desktop is 1546 x 423. This is called the “safe area” and is always visible to users. When creating a banner for the desktop, make sure the branded logo or text is centered within these boundaries. The maximum width of the banner image on a desktop (and recommended upload size) is 2560 x 423 pixels. The entire width may be visible depending on the viewer’s browsers size.

Mobile & Tablets:

Due to the wide variety of screen sizes for mobile devices, it is recommended that when creating a banner image for such a device, you cater your design to the “safe area” and upload an image size of at least 1546 x 423 pixels. The maximum image size is 2560 x 423 pixels. The image will automatically be scaled down to the width of the mobile device.

On tablets, it is recommended to upload an image size of 1855 x 423 pixels. The “safe area” measures 1280 x 350 pixels and will be visible on all tablet devices.

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