Commentary & Poll: Do you resize your photos to a specific size for sharing online (social media or website etc).

It’s day 4 of “12 Days Of Christmas”, and today we have a great poll question for you all to chew on. It will be interesting to know if you do, or don’t resize your images for sharing online.

Questions: Do you resize your photos to a specific size for sharing online (social media or website etc). Along with just three answers, “yes”, “no” and “sometimes”.

There are some people who swear that resizing your photos for Facebook is essential, and some that say it’s not. I’ve had people ask me how I get photos to look sharp on Facebook, and for the most part I don’t do anything to the size.

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this subject. I do actually resize edits to 1200×800 for my website, but that is to save space more than anything else on both the website and Google Photos.

Let us know what you do…


I am a semi-professional photographer who runs a weekly meeting photography group as well as numerous Facebook groups (Great Photography Walks South Wales and Fujifilm Lovers Worldwide Group). I also have a brand-new blog website dedicated to various other things which I like to call The Ramblings Of A Welshman. I hope you can join me there; you might find it interesting!

Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm Documentary Photographer & Blogger.

4 thoughts on “Commentary & Poll: Do you resize your photos to a specific size for sharing online (social media or website etc).

  1. Yes I have just started, it is to stop people using them or claiming them as their own for what ever reason, that includes facebook.

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  2. I do resize to 1080 high the long edge no longer than 1920:and 72 dpi screen. Resolution. This size is required also by most Australian online competitions for viewing. It seems to fit well on the screen and Instagram page. It’s not cropped by them.

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  3. Just to save space – 1980 or 2500 on the long side – then save to 70%, most pictures are then less than 1MB, even less than 500kb and still good enough. As for stealing – nothing helps except watermarking your name all over the photo. But then nobody benefits.

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  4. To save space in my blog, I resize full-width images for my blog to be 840 pixels wide.  sometimes I want text to flow around a narrower image, but I found it works better to put a “full-size” image in a floating DIV element whose width I specify as a percentage.  I adjust the percentage to make a draft blog post look good when previewed on all 3 platforms (desktop, tablet, and phone).

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