To set yourself apart from other streamers, having Twitch graphics for your channel is an absolute must. Using this guide we'll tell you all the sizes you can use on your Twitch channel for any form of graphic you can use. Includes image sizes for your panels, alerts, offline banners, profile photo, VOD thumbnail, and profile banner!

You 're no longer alone when you're gaming with a Twitch channel - whether you're performing a raid or fighting evil forces, you have a whole crowd behind you cheering you on. Link to your fans and gain more followers by adding images that will give your Twitch channel a unique personality.


Let's start with the basics of it. Your Profile Picture also referred to as an Avatar, is the primary image associated with your Twitch channel. The first impression of your stream brand will likely be a new viewer, so make it count.

Remember that Profile Pictures are square unlike most other stream graphics - you'll need to use an aspect ratio of 1:1 (equal in height and width). Twitch recommends a minimum size of 200 x 200 pixels, with a maximum size of 256 x 256 pixels. If possible, we suggest using 256 x 256 to ensure the highest possible image quality - anything above this size and Twitch will automatically scale down your image. The maximum file size is 10 MB, and JPEG, PNG, & GIF are only the file types approved.


So, you caught their attention successfully and they are on your channel side. Now win them with an epic, imaginative Cover Picture.

Now let's just think about the measurements. With the latest updates, Twitch suggests a resolution size of 1200 x 380 pixels. Any need to get fancy with image height - anything smaller or larger than 380 pixels will automatically scale to the 380px needed. Again, at the moment max file size is 10 MB, and approved file types include JPEG, PNG, & GIF.

One thing to remember here: the banner art should scale according to each user's window width. It means that if a user's browser window is wider than your picture width, your banner must extend. TDLR, keep your height constant @ 380 pixels, but the wider the image, the better it will scale - which means you could theoretically extend your width beyond 1200px for ultra-high - resolution (we saw a few banners as big as 3000px!).


Marathon-streams, late-night IRL chats, and G-FUEL 's unhealthy numbers ... who needs to sleep when you're having such fun? Yet for R&R, even the streaming gods need time off-camera. The question is, what happens when you're away from your channel? Okay, this is where banners offline come in. When viewers visit your channel, a static banner image featuring (hopefully) engaging visuals will welcome them and some of the channel info essentials. A well-designed Twitch Offline Banner hustles while you're asleep.

The Twitch Offline Banner is comparatively straightforward when it comes to scaling. Stick to a 16:9 ratio, with suggested 1920 x 1080 dimensions for maximum resolution and efficiency. Do you want to keep it below 10 MB? Then stick to JPEGs & PNGs. Here's pretty cut-and-dry, people.

So while we're at it, above there applies to your usual stream displays, too. You know, Start Screens, BRB Screens, Stream Stopping Screens, and so on. Just stick with the resolution & sizes above / below and you're good to go, playa.


Often it all hits right on the line ... You 're in the field, the donations and subs are flowing, and talk is in heat. Save the bad boy out as a VOD to reshare with your community at a later date once the Stream Ending screen has rolled on. But a pro streamer knows that VODs alone do not guarantee views - to get followers to press, you'll want to upload an entertaining and innovative Thumbnail image.

This one is pretty easy - to pull off an awesome Twitch thumbnail you don't need crazy graphic skills. You'll want to stick to the standard 16:9 aspect ratio, with an overall 1280 x 720 pixel dimensions. As simple as pie, stick with JPEGs or PNGs.


Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store