Recommended image sizes & image dimensions for the new themes

A quick guide on making your new theme look its best

When selecting any new theme in your Newsroom Settings, you can show off imagery in a fresh new way. Check out the following guide to make the most of these remarkable new changes.

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Support formats for images

You can upload JPG, GIF, or PNG images. 

Dimensions for images

Story Header Image

(Image on the top of a Story) → At least 926px wide

This is the image that will be displayed at the top of your story, as well as the image that will be added to your email campaign. Read more about it

Note: If no Newsroom Home image is defined, this image will be shown as a card image on your Newsroom homepage.

  • We will always keep the image aspect ratio, so there is no constraint on minimum height. However, we recommended not to use an image that is too tall, or the text of the story will go below the fold, i.e., people will have to scroll before they can see the text, which can be easily missed.
  • Images below/above 926px wide will be stretched/reduced to fit.

Newsroom Home Image

(Previously Main Image) → At least: 540 x 340px

This is the image that will identify the story inside your newsroom and on socials when you share it. Read more about it.

The aspect ratio is the main issue here. Previously in Prezly Stories, we had the same aspect ratio for all your newsroom homepage images. Now, the image aspect ratio will change depending on how new or old the story is (we've made it responsive!).

Recent Stories are displayed first on your homepage and have a wider format:

Recent Stories
Recent Stories

Older stories are shown below and in a square format:

Old Stories
Old Stories

In order to keep your images always looking great, we advise them to go along with the following "rules":

  • The image can be larger than 540 x 340px (it's even recommendable) IF it maintains the same aspect ratio.
  • "Older" stories are using a square image aspect ratio, so it's important that the content of the image is focused in the center of the image (safe area)
  • For better results, place your important graphic content inside a safe area with 20% margin on each side. (see image below)
Keep the most important parts of your image (e.g. text, key elements) within the SAFE AREA.
Keep the most important parts of your image (e.g. text, key elements) within the SAFE AREA.

Share image (Social sharing) → At least: 1200 x 630px

  • The image can be larger than 1200 x 630px (it's even recommendable) IF it maintains the same aspect ratio.
  • For better results, place your important graphic content inside the image safe area with a 10% margin on the top and bottom.
Keep the most important parts of your image (e.g. text, key elements) within the SAFE AREA.
Keep the most important parts of your image (e.g. text, key elements) within the SAFE AREA.

Images inside a Story

  • No constraints on minimum dimensions
  • For GIFs, we recommend no more than 6 seconds and a max. of 8 MB to ensure it displays well for your recipients and doesn't eat up too much data if they are viewing your story using a mobile device.

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