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April 26, 2019

26/4/2019, 10:29:41

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I am unable to upload a new channel artwork. He keeps saying he’s too small?

I tried to change my channel art, but every time I do it says “Your image is too small”. I resized my image to the recommended size and even larger than that and it still doesn’t work. I even tried using the default images you can use from the database they provide you with and it told me they were too small. Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue?


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Simplified Current YouTube Image Sizes


Branding art design for your YouTube channel is essential when you want to establish yourself as a serious content creator. Give your main channel page a polished look with the correct YouTube image sizes for thumbnails, channel art, outros, and more. You’ll find all the correct YouTube sizes in this article, along with tips for using PicMonkey’s tools to create amazing designs.

YouTube Image Sizes 2022

Worry no more when designing your YouTube masterpieces – here are ALL the correct YouTube image sizes (in pixels).

  • YouTube Banner/Channel Art: 2560 x 1440 px

  • YouTube Thumbnail: 1280 x 720 pixels

  • YouTube channel icon: 800 x 800 px

  • Présentation YouTube : 1 920 x 1 080 pixels

  • YouTube Outro : 1920 x 1080 px

  • Anuncio graphique de YouTube : 300 x 250 px

  • Anuncio graphique de YouTube Largo : 300 x 60 px

  • Anuncio superpuesto de YouTube : 480 x 70 px

How to size for YouTube using PicMonkey’s Crop tool 04-crop-for-youtube

When you crop an image, you remove part of it to achieve a desired size. Use Crop when you know you have room to spare; that is, your image is larger on at least one side and what you crop won’t negatively impact the image’s final look.

To use Crop:

  1. Open your image in PicMonkey.

  2. Click Crop Canvas in the Edits tab.

  3. Click the caret (⌄) on the right side of the “Aspect ratio” drop-down menu and choose the size you want.

  4. Move the crop box around to choose a different image placement, if desired.

  5. Click Apply to save your changes.

How to size for YouTube using PicMonkey’s Resize tool 05-Resize image

While crop will remove part of your image, resizing either stretches it or shrinks it in order to fit the new dimensions. This is a handy tool if you don’t want to lose any part of your design; however, be aware that making your image larger than its original size can jeopardize its quality.

To use Resize:

  1. Open your image in PicMonkey.

  2. Click Resize in the Edits tab.

  3. Enter the dimensions you want in the width and height boxes.

  4. Click Apply to save your changes.

Pro tip: When you enter your dimensions, you might notice that one box changes its size as you enter a value in the other box. This is because the image is trying to maintain its original proportions. You can manually stop this by clicking the chain link icon (keep proportions), but your final image will most likely be distorted. We don’t recommend this.

Sizing YouTube channel art correctly youtube-channel-art-safe-zone-infographic

Creating YouTube channel art is a precious operation. There’s the design itself, but also the question of sizing. YouTube recommends 2560 x 1440 pixels. This is considered best for computer desktops, but what about people visiting your channel from other devices? That’s why you need to account for smaller sizes and design within the “safe zone.” You can use one of our YouTube channel art templates or start with a blank canvas — both factor in this “safe zone” so that you never have to worry about your design looking funky on different devices. And if you ever like a design so much that you want to use it in multiple formats, well, then it’s time to meet one of the most magical tools around: Smart Resize.

How to size YouTube images with PicMonkey’s Smart Resize tool 05-smart-resizing-for-youtube

We might be bias, but Smart Resize really is the pinnacle of amazingness. Available for PicMonkey Pro subscribers, Smart Resize lets you create multiple versions of a design in a matter of seconds. This is perfect if you want to see how a design looks in various formats and employ it across different platforms.

To use Smart Resize in PicMonkey:

  1. With your design open, click Smart Resize in the top toolbar.

  2. Select the sizes you want.

  3. Click Resize to alter the original image to its new size, or Copy & resize to keep the OG image as-is.

  4. Check Hub — all of your newly sized images will appear there!

Sizing YouTube designs on the PicMonkey mobile app

Fear not, busy designers. With PicMonkey mobile, you can edit YouTube thumbnails, channel icons, and channel art (covers) on the go. Start with a pre-sized blank canvas, or upload your photo, tap Crop, and find the correct YouTube image size. Tap the checkmark when you’re finished!

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Customize this template in PicMonkey.

Just in case you forgot, PicMonkey has hundreds of pre-sized YouTube templates ready and waiting for your creativity.

To use a template:

  1. View all YouTube templates in PicMonkey, or jump right to what you need:

    1. YouTube channel art templates

    2. YouTube thumbnail templates

    3. YouTube intro templates

    4. YouTube outro templates

  2. Exchange your own images and text.

  3. Personalize even more with trendy photo effects and eye-catching text effects, like Outline and Drop Shadow.

  4. Upload your design and upload it to YouTube; you can also download channel art and thumbnails directly from PicMonkey! (More on that below.)

Pro Tip: While we’re sure you’ll find a YouTube template you like, you don’t have to use something YouTube-specific. If there’s another pattern calling your name, grab it, then summon the powers of Smart Resize – EZ.

How to export your design from PicMonkey directly to YouTube 06-share-on-youtube

You can view YouTube thumbnails or channel art banners directly from PicMonkey to YouTube.

To export a design to YouTube:

  1. Asegúrate de tener una cuenta de YouTube verificada. Si no lo hace, esta característica no funcionará para usted. Learn more about verifying your YouTube account.

  2. In PicMonkey, click on Compartir en la barra de herramientas superior. Select “YouTube Thumbnail” or “YouTube Channel Banner”. Se le pedirá que conecte su cuenta de YouTube para poder compartir.

  3. Tenga en cuenta que la miniatura o el arte del canal deben tener el tamaño correcto, de lo contrario, la opción para exportar aparecerá attenuada.

For more information on how to compare designers on YouTube from PicMonkey, see: Compartir en YouTube como miniatura o banner

¿Necesitas todos los tamaños de imagen de YouTube nuevamente? ¡Aqui tienes!


Tamaños of images from YouTube 2022

YouTube Image Type Size in pixels
YouTube banner/arte del canal 2560×1440
YouTube Thumbnail 1280×720
YouTube channel icon 800×800
Introducing YouTube 1920×1080
YouTube Outro 1920×1080
Anuncio graphic from YouTube 300×250
Anuncio grafico de YouTube largo 300×60
YouTube Overlay Ad 480×70

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