Standard Web Digital Image Sizes

Apr 23, 2008
by:   Tim Stanley

What size should your photos be when posting them to the web?  What are the common standard digital photo image sizes? 

Every site I looked at had different size images, but some common themes did emerge.  240 x 160 pixels was a very common small format. Larger images were typically around 460 pixels wide.  If you make your images larger than 460 pixels, most layouts in most blogs or site designs will have some difficulty fitting these sizes into the layout.

My Preferred Image Sizes

  1. Very Large 800 pixels
  2. Large 500 or 520 pixels
  3. Medium 460 pixels
  4. Medium-Small 320 pixels
  5. Small 240 pixels
  6. Thumbnail 100 pixels
  7. Square Thumb 75 pixels

Bob Ulrich Chairman and CEO Target Corporation

Image Sizes

Video Image Sizes

  1. Viddler 437 x 370
  2. Youtube 425 x 355

Photo Image Sizes

  1. 1024 x 768 ratio: 1.33
  2. 800 x 600 ratio: 1.33
  3. 460 x 308 ratio: 1.49 **
  4. 320 x 240 ratio: 1.33  **
  5. 240 x 160 ratio: 1.5 **
  6. 220 x 148 ratio: 1.49 **

Thumbnail Image Sizes

  1. 160 x 160 ratio: 1 **
  2. 160 x 108 ratio: 1.49 **
  3. 160 x 120 ratio: 1.33
  4. 120 x 80 ratio: 1.5
  5. 100 x 100 ratio: 1
  6. 75 x 75 ratio: 1

Flickr Image Sizes

  1. Square 75 x 75
  2. Thumbnail 100 x 67
  3. Small 240 x 161
  4. Medium 500 x 334
  5. Large 1024 x 768

Picassa Image Sizes

Picassa Web Image Sizes

  1. Medium 640 x 428
  2. Large Thumbnail 160 x 160
  3. Thumbnail 144 x 96

Picassa Desktop Image Sizes

  1. 320
  2. 480
  3. 640
  4. 800
  5. 1024
  6. 1200
  7. 1600

Windows Live Writer Default Image Sizes

  1. Small 240 x 161 (128)
  2. Medium 640 x 428 (480)
  3. Large 1024 x 685 (768)

Common Photo Print Image Sizes

35mm has a ratio of 3:2 and most digital formats have a ratio of 4:3 or close.

  1. 2 x 3 in ratio: 1.5 (wallet)
  2. 3 x 5 in ratio: 1.66
  3. 4 x 6 in ratio: 1.5
  4. 5 x 7 in ratio: 1.4
  5. 8 x 10 in ratio: 1.25
  6. 10 x 13 in ratio: 1.3
  7. 11 x 14 in ratio: 1.27
  8. 16 x 20 in ratio: 1.25
  9. 20 x 24 in ratio: 1.2
  10. 24 x 36 in ratio 1.5

Common Web Image Sizes

  1. 1024 x 768 ratio: 1.33
  2. 800 x 600 ratio: 1.33
  3. 460 x 309 ratio: 1.49
  4. 320 x 240 ratio: 1.33
  5. 240 x 160 ratio: 1.5 
  6. 220 x 148 ratio: 1.49
  7. 160 x 108 ratio: 1.49
  8. 160 x 120 ratio: 1.33

Amazon Image Sizes

  1. 120 x 150
  2. 120 x 240
  3. 120 x 90
  4. 180 x 150

Standard Ad Sizes

Rectangular and pop-up ads

  1. Large rectangle 336 x 280
  2. Medium rectangle 300 x 250
  3. Square pop-up 250 x 250
  4. vertical rectangle 240 x 240
  5. Rectangle 180 x 150
  6. Rectangle 300 x 100
  7. Rectangle 720 x 300

Banner and Buttons

  1. Leaderboard 728 x 90
  2. Full Banner 468 x 60
  3. Half Banner 234 x 60
  4. Button 1 120 x 90
  5. Button 2 120 x 60
  6. Micro bar 88 x 31
  7. Micro button 80 x 15
  8. Vertical banner 120 x 240
  9. Square button 125 x 125

Skyscrapers

  1. Skyscraper 120 x 600
  2. Wide skyscraper 160 x 600
  3. Half page 300 x 600

References

  1. Ad Unit Guidelines
  2. Wikipedia Standard Ad Sizes
  3. Standard Images Sizes
  4. Image Dimensions In Common Usage
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