Rick Hoppmann 🌱✨ @tinyruin ✨3D environment artist & game developer - I love nature and cute stuff! 🍀🐻✨Ⓥ Dec. 26, 2018 1 min read

Artists! Use these export settings if you want to avoid Twitter compressing your image:

👉 JPG at 85% quality
👉 Max size: 2048x2048 pixels

(Explanation in thread)

Twitter images that have a higher quality than 85% will be converted to 85% JPG:  https://twittercommunity.com/t/upcoming-changes-to-png-image-support/118695 

If you export it right away as 85% JPG you have more control.

The Twitter help center states images larger than 2048x2048 pixels will be resized:  https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/tweeting-gifs-and-pictures?lang=browser 

(Corrected my previous thread - I assumed Twitter would resize the images for the "expanded"/ full view which is 1024x512. Turns out they don't : ))

Oh also the reason why I say 85% JPG - Twitter will convert PNG and WebP files to a 85% JPG starting Febuary 11:  https://twittercommunity.com/t/upcoming-changes-to-png-image-support/118695 

There is an exception for PNG-8 files which have a limited palette for colors - interesting if you have work that mostly uses flat colors.

You can for example use  https://pngquant.org/  to convert images to PNG-8 :)

Also a software engineer on Twitter wrote that they will increase the size limit to 4096x4096 pixel for the Desktop version of Twitter:

An addition: another approach would be to let Twitter do the compression for you. You could provide a lossless PNG where the largest side is not bigger than 2048px. Twitter converts it to 85% JPG then.

However I found Twitter's compression is worse than when I do it myself.

Also, profile banner images are scaled to 1500x500 pixels.

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