Don’t you hate it when you upload an image to a social media profile and it’s stretched, squashed or pixelated? It makes you look cheap and you lose a lot of credibility when trying to get connections.
So in this article, we’re going to solve that problem by sharing with you the ultimate LinkedIn image size guide so that your images fit perfectly into the platform ensuring everything you upload is sharp and crispy clean. Don’t let your first impression be your last and a dodgy looking image can be the difference between a potential client connecting with you or not.
Before we go into it let’s explain what sizes mean online. In the online world we talk about pixels (px), pixels are the size dimensions used for online images.
So when we say 500px height and width that means it is 500 in pixels either side creating a small square. See the example image below which is 500 x 500px:
If you need help getting your images in those particular sizes you can do it yourself through basic image editing software, which we will share later on in the post or you can get a designer to quickly do it for you. So without further delay let’s get started, here we have the sized images you need to be able to make sure your LinkedIn profile and images you share are perfect fits!
For your profile picture which is your headshot the recommended size given by LinkedIn is 400 x 400px (PNG, JPG or GIF format). If you have an image smaller than this size forget about it, it’s going to be way too stretched and look pixelated.
If it’s smaller than that – time to go get a better photo taken in high resolution. Ask your professional photographer to send you high-resolution versions of your picture they take for you.
The recommended size for these are 1536 x 768px (PNG, JPG or GIF format). This is the top header cover for your public profile so that when you connect with people and they check you out your top header is nicely designed.
We recommend having this in your company branding, however, if you wanted something more abstract you could go to a website like unsplash and find a nice scenery. These are commercial free images you can use, which are phenomenal.
For the images, you share on your personal profile through updates the recommended size is: 1200 x 627px (PNG, JPG or GIF format). This is for when you do a status update through LinkedIn and post up an image as shown above.
The company profile picture is generally your logo on the company page you create, the recommended size given by LinkedIn is 400 x 400px (PNG, JPG or GIF format).
The company banner image is the promotional banner within your company page, the recommended size for these are 1536 x 768px (PNG, JPG or GIF format).
When you write an article (LinkedIn Pulse) you should have a feature image for that LinkedIn pulse, there is no recommended size for this located anywhere on the LinkedIn help page. Our recommendation is to keep it the same size as the header images for your profile header and company page which is: 1536 x 768px (PNG, JPG or GIF format).
As explained earlier you have a few options here, you can do it yourself through an online image editor like Pic Monkey. Or there are other image editing software you can use such as Adobe Photoshop or Pixelmator (for Mac), but they might be overkill if you are just looking to resize an image. Better still just get a designer to quickly do it for you.
At linkfluencer® we suggest getting a designer to help you out because if you do it yourself unless you have a good eye for detail and keen to learn the fundamentals of image editing, you might end up stretching or squashing the image unintentionally. It’s literally a 2 minute job so hire a designer on Upwork who will be able to help you out with this. They might even be able to create you a custom designed cover images in your company branding while they are at it.
So there you have it, the ultimate LinkedIn image size guide. Hopefully, this sets you in the right direction in having a crispy clean and sharp profile for everything you post on the platform. Developing a high converting profile that really resonates with your target market often requires professional help, even if you’re a seasoned marketer.
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