Since Pinterest is a visual search and discovery engine, it is important to understand the best Pinterest image size options. After all, with the correct dimensions for Pinterest, your Pins are likely to perform better!
We’re here to help; that’s why we created an ultimate Pinterest image size chart anytime you need a refresher on Pin sizes for Pinterest.
This blog post will help you understand exactly what Pinterest Pin sizes you need for your Pinterest content! Plus, we’re covering tips, best practices, and helpful hints to answer your burning questions.
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Pinterest Aspect Ratios At A Glance
Wondering what size Pinterest Pins should be? Here’s a handy list of aspect ratios to keep in your back pocket while you’re creating Pins. We’ll go into detail on each of these in the sections below!
- Standard Pins 2:3
- Square Pins 1:1
- Long Pins 1:2.1
- Infographic Pins 1:3
- Carousel Pins 2:3 or 1:1
- Collections Pins: 2:3 for first image, 1:1 for additional
- Story Pins: 9:16
Pinterest Video Pins:
- Standard Video Pins 2:3
- Square Video Pins 1:1
- Vertical Video Pins (Portraits) 9:16
- Long Video Pins 1:2
Pinterest Standard Pin Sizes & Dimensions
The ideal Pinterest image size is 1000 x 1500px and an aspect ratio of 2:3.
These Pinterest dimensions are recommended by the platform for standard size Pins, to guarantee the best Pin image quality possible!
Photo sizes should be a minimum of 600 x 900.
For some background, here are some examples of 2:3 ratio sizes and exactly why Pinterest says 1000 x 1500 is the optimal Pinterest image size:
Pinterest Square Pins Sizes & Dimensions
The best size for Pinterest square Pins is a 1:1 aspect ratio and 1000 x 1000 px image size.
This Pinterest post size is great for sharing your Instagram photos to your Pinterest account!
However, I don’t recommend creating Pinterest Pins this size unless you are sharing from another platform (like Instagram) or you can’t resize your image for whatever reason.
Pinterest Long Pin Sizes & Dimensions
The best Pinterest long Pin size is 1000 x 2100 px with a Pinterest Pin ratio of 1:2.1.
1:2.1 is the best size for long Pins on Pinterest, because Pins with an aspect ratio that’s any longer than this will be truncated, or cropped in the Pinterest feed.
And beware! When your Pin is truncated, this can negatively impact Pin performance.
To make sure your longer Pins still performs well if this happens, strongly consider creating long Pins with the text centered in the middle of the Pin. This still allows Pinterest users to get a preview of your Pin and it’s contents!
When they click on the Pin from their feed, they’ll see the full image!
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Pinterest Infographic Pins Sizes & Dimensions
Using Infographic Pins is a topic of debate in Pinterest marketing communities for a few reasons. One, long infographic Pins are not a recommended Pin size from Pinterest.
Another is that infographics that are longer than 1:2.1 aspect ratio will get cut off in the feed.
As we mentioned in the section above about Long Pins, truncated Pins are negatively impacted in search, and have to get double the engagement to prove value to the algorithm.
But some bloggers say their best-performing Pins are infographic Pins!
Our take is that there is nothing wrong with testing them out (or any Pinterest Pin size) to see how well they support your Pinterest marketing strategy.
Just beware of the potential risks and consequences of using any Pin size that isn’t recommended (2:3).
With that in mind, the best dimensions for infographic Pins on Pinterest are 1000 x 3000 with a Pinterest Pin ratio of 1:3.
In general, creative best practices for infographic Pins are keeping it simple and easy to understand at a glance!
You can provide a ton of value to your target audience with this type of Pinterest post format. Just avoid the urge to overdo it (or pack too much text into one Pin.)
You should also consider breaking long infographics into shorter pieces for multiple Pins! This helps you avoid cropping, and gives you more Pin content to work with!
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Pinterest Carousel Pins Sizes and Dimensions
Pinterest carousel Pins are a great way to showcase different features or shots of a product, advertise multiple products or tell a Story!
Carousels appear in the home feed just like other Pins, and can swipe through each carousel “card.” When a Pinner taps on the card, they can swipe through each card and the corresponding page you’ve linked it to!
Carousel Pins can be either standard Pin Size (2:3) or Square Pins (1:1).
Pinterest Collection Pins
If you’ve scanned the Product specs guide from Pinterest, you might find yourself slightly confused by the image size that works best here.
Pinterest says: “All creatives must have the same aspect ratio of 1:1 (square) or 2:3 (vertical). We recommend making your secondary creatives with a 1:1 aspect ratio to best control how they appear in people’s feeds. If the creative is not 1:1, the cropping will occur at the center of the image.”
Essentially, you’re going to have to use multiple sizes here for the best fit in display. Your first image (hero image) should be the standard Pin Size of 2:3.
Any additional images you add to your collection (minimum 3 and a max of 24) will display in a 1:1 aspect ratio. If you upload any images bigger than this they will be automatically cropped. Pinterest says this is cropped from the center, but when we tried it, it was definitely wonky! We recommend you play it safe and upload a square image to begin with.
So, to recap: for the first Pin image in your collection, use a 2:3 aspect ratio. For the rest of your images, use 1:1!
Pinterest Story Pins
Like Facebook and Instagram Stories, Pinterest Story Pins use the full-mobile screen aspect ratio of 9:16.
Story Pins can be static images or video up to 60 seconds long. Here are some other handy specs to keep in mind while creating your Pinterest Story Pin:
- Max File Size: 20mb for images, 100mb for video
- Length: 1-60 seconds long (video)
- Size and Dimensions: 1080 x 1920 pixels, or 9:16
Pinterest Video Pins Sizes and Dimensions
Videos get a ton of action on Pinterest these days! There are many ways to create Pinterest videos, and there are different aspect ratios for video Pins on Pinterest.
The Pinterest size for videos include standard, long, vertical, and square. Here are the ratios for each:
- Standard Video Pin: 2:3 aspect ratio
- Square Video Pin: 1:1 aspect ratio
- Long Video Pin: 1:2 aspect ratio
- Vertical Video Pin: 9:16 aspect ratio
Rather than going off of Pinterest post image size, Video Pins have file specs and sizes to keep in mind when shooting for best quality. You’ll find the details below!
Video Pin Specs for Upload
- The video length minimum should be at least 4 seconds but not more than 15 seconds on your Pinterest video Pin.
- File size of no more than 2GB will work.
- File types that work for video Pins includes .mp4, .mov and .m4v.
- Encoding can be H.264 to H.265.
But What About Horizontal Videos?
You may be wondering about landscape videos on Pinterest. The truth of the matter is, this is not a recommended size for Pinterest video Pins.
Landscape video uploads are unlikely to work or work well as Pins. The exception to this rule, however, is max-width Promoted Pin videos!
Video Pin Audio
Most Pinterest users do not have their audio on when scrolling through their Pinterest feed, so try to create video Pins that do not rely on audio.
Instead, use your Pinterest video Pin as a “teaser” for the content you are sharing!
Video Pin Titles and Descriptions
Video Pin titles can be up to 100 characters long, with a Pin description up to 500 characters.
Keep in mind, the first 50-60 characters are most likely to show in people’s feeds. So make sure your description gets right to the point. And, remember to incorporate keywords for great Pinterest SEO!
Pinterest Profile Picture Size
When it comes to profile picture size for Pinterest, you’ll want to make sure the photo is clear and unblurred.
With that in mind, the best Pinterest profile pictures are sized to 160 x 160 px!
Pinterest Size Chart For Your Pins (Take This With You!)
Whew, that’s a lot to remember! Here is a handy infographic with a Pinterest size chart.
It’ll help you remember the best Pinterest dimensions and sizes for all your content!
Just right-click to save to your computer, or hover over the image to save it to your Pinterest.
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Tabitha is a top-rated Pinterest strategist helping businesses build brand awareness and get actionable results on Pinterest. She is also a speaker, course creator, and long-time blogger. You can find some of her published articles in San Diego Family Magazine. Aside from her Pinterest marketing business, Tabitha is most known for being a breast milk donor. Her story went viral and has been featured in the media worldwide. She was interviewed by Good Morning America and is featured on many media outlets including Inside Edition.