How to Modify Your Image to Fit on Your Social Media Site

Calculating your photo aspect ratio for publications.

Philip Siddons
ILLUMINATION
Published in
11 min readMay 4, 2022

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The aspect ratio is the mathematic calculation of the difference in the width and height of the image. The first number before the colon is the width and the number following the colon is the height. For instance, a 16:9 aspect ratio for YouTube could describe a picture that is 16 inches wide by 9 inches high. Instagram likes photos to be 4:5 or square at 1:1. For example: a picture that has an aspect ratio of 4:3 might be a picture 4 inches…

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Philip Siddons
ILLUMINATION

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