The size of YouTube banner

It's the first thing a user sees when they open your page — and on this platform, like everywhere else, it's often a matter of how you "dress". So it's worth spending some time creating it.

YouTube channel banner size is an important detail because the text should be in the center of the banner, so it will not be cut off on different devices. If you want to add a logo on it — place it in this "safe area". Follow the recommended specs from Google:

  • Minimum size of uploaded picture: 2560x1440 pixels;
  • Size of "safe area" for text and logo: 1546x423 pixels;
  • Maximum width: 2560 pixels. Edges will be cropped on different devices;
  • Upload size: 6 MB max.

The banners come in all sorts of forms. There are no recommendations on what should be shown. So you can let your creativity run wild and design it however you want.

With our tool you do not need any Photoshop skills, all you need is the Internet and a few minutes. Furthermore, it can not only resize images, you can use it for any format of video as well.

Clideo can be used directly on both desktop and mobile devices and is free as long as the file size does not exceed 500 MB.

Let's see how to optimize a YouTube banner image in a few clicks.

  1. Upload the image

    Open Clideo's online resizer in your favorite browser. Upload the file directly from your PC, or any other device you are using.

    Upload image for YouTube banner

    If it is in your cloud storage then tap on a little down-facing arrow and upload it from Google Drive or Dropbox.

  2. Resize to the recommended YouTube banner size

    On the right you will see current dimensions of the picture. Make sure that the 16:9 aspect ratio is selected and type in the size you need, in this case it is 2560x1440 as we learned above. Additionally, the tool offers seven presets, including Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and more.

    Resize picture for YouTube banner

    On the bottom-right side of the screen, you can adjust how your image will look on the screen: its size, its position, and the color of the borders.

    Adjust YouTube banner size

    Click the "Export" button and wait for your banner to be processed.

  3. Save the YouTube banner

    Make sure that everything is correct by using the preview screen on the left. Click "Edit" if you need to make some changes.

    Download YouTube banner

    If you're satisfied with the result, download the file to your device or save it to cloud storage.

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