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YouTube Cover Size 2560 X 1440 px

Sam Pizzo

By (President)

Rochester, New York

Posted on March 21, 2013

YouTube Photo Dimensions

  • Profile Photo 800x800
  • Channel Art 2560x1224
  • Custom Video Thumbnail 1280x720

» Click Here to download the YouTube Cover Template in PSD Format. «

Channel Art Specs

For optimal results on all devices Google recommends uploading a single 2560 px X 1224 px image that has been optimized to fit the below template:

YouTube Channel Art Size 2560 X 423 px

How it works on Desktop

The below slice would be your desktop banner. It’s total dimensions are 2560 X 423 px

YouTube desktop cover size

 

New channels will have a flexible width on desktop, meaning that the site will scale to reveal more content on larger browser windows. There is a minimum size at which point the site would no longer adapt and a scroll bar would appear in the browser window. At the minimum width the channel art is 1546 X 423 px (this is the “Safe area” given that text & logos will not be cut off). At the maximum width, the channel art is 2560 X 423 px. This means that the “SAFE AREA” (channel art at minimum width) will always be visible and the areas to the right and left (shown with green arrows) might be visible depending on the viewer’s browser size.

Total Size: 2560 X 423 px
Safe Area (Always visible): 1546 X 423 px Centered on the image
Flexible Area (maybe visible): 507 px to the left and 507 px to the right of the safe area.

 

How it works on Mobile

On mobile we will be using the safe area (red box in diagram above) scaled down to the width of  the mobile screen (which varies by device).

YouTube mobile cover art size
 

How it works on Tablets

On tablets we will be using a slightly wider slice which is indicated by the pink box above. The aspect ratio of this slice is 1855 px by 423 px.

YouTube tablet cover art size

 

YouTube Reference : http://www.samuelpizzo.com/youtube-page.htm

Google Reference : http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2972003

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