Rework Your Designs for Multiple Social Media Sizes

Rework Your Designs for Multiple Social Media Sizes
October 25, 2018 Andrew Zangre

Have you nailed the best design evarrr but it won’t fit where you need it (your billion social channels)? Fear not. In PicMonkey, you can crop your canvas to fit proper social media sizes at any point in your workflow.

We offer preset crop sizes for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other popular digital mediums, so you can call up a trusty old project to reheat, all fresh-and-toasty-like, for a new channel. Or when you’re in the zone on a timely promotional piece, zip off files for your various outlets like a bawse.

Quick steps for social media sizes

1. With your image in the editor, click the Edits tab, then choose Crop.

2. Click the drop-down menu to view size options.

3. Select your desired size, adjust the window, and click Apply.

4. Adjust placement of text and graphics as needed.

Now if you’re feeling croppy, read on for more detailed steps!

Detailed steps for social media sizes

Open your image in PicMonkey

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

Head to PicMonkey.com, click the Create new button, and navigate to where your image is stored. If you’re grabbing your image from Hub, click Edit a copy so you can preserve the original image for future use.

Choose a social size

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

Click the Edits tab, then choose Crop from the menu. In the drop-down list that appears, choose the social media size you want. If you have a size PicMonkey isn’t showing, g’ahead and type the dimensions into the size boxes.

Adjust your crop

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

Drag the crop to the optimal place in your image, then click Apply.

Now comes the artistry that no instant re-sizing algorithm can do smartly: adjust the objects in your design to the new crop. Nudge that graphic a little here, resize your text a little there, and your design is ready for social stardom.

If your image has a color background, and your new crop size is wider or taller than the dimensions you started out with, select the color background layer in the Layer palette and drag the side handles (in the design) to extend it to the new crop size.

Remember that your image has been auto-saving constantly while you work, so call off the search party for a “save” button—it’s all squared away in your Hub.

Repeat for more social channels

If you need to size an image you’ve just finished editing for more than one social channel, easy peasy. You don’t need to close out of the image that’s loaded; ya just open a new one right over it. (It’s not technically over it, but it’ll feel like it.)

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

Click the Create new button in the top toolbar and open a copy of your original design to start cropping away in your next social size.

Size your images on our mobile app

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

In the PicMonkey mobile app, load your image and tap Edit in the bottom toolbar. Tap Crop, then flick the size wheel under your photo left and right to get perfectly sized starting points for your Facebook covers, YouTube thumbnails, and much more.

If you’re just starting an image, tap Size after you’ve opened a blank canvas. Flick the horizontal size wheel left and right to see all your social size options.

Getting to know your social media sizes

So what channels you workin’ with? Keeping up with all those channels and their respective rules can be a pebble in the shoes of designers, social media managers, and marketing specialists. To help shake it out of there, we’ve compiled the standard size limits (in pixels) you’ll be dealing with most often.

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

PicMonkey's crop tools offer simple social media sizes for fast design repurposing.

Andrew Zangre

Andrew is a writer who has eaten more ice cream than you, probably. He’s traveled back and forth across the U.S. and is pleased to report that there are dogs all over the place.