Suggested A/B testing Thumbnail Size

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  1. CJ Nerf

    CJ Nerf Member TubeBuddy Star

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    OK i am getting sort of frustrated here maybe someone can help me ! i am trying to run a thumbnail test- i create my thumbnails in CC2017 and they are 1280 x 720 they come out to 2.6 MB each on average and the limits on the thumb size is 2.0 in the AB TEST. I do not know how to resize photos to be smaller for this test ? can anyone help me

    Why does Tubebuddy limit the file size to 2.0 MB can we raise this
     


  2. Andrew

    Andrew Superman Administrator

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    Because YouTube does the 2.0 MB limit:

    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/72431?hl=en

    "Your custom thumbnail image should be as large as possible, as the image will also be used as the preview image in the embedded player. We recommend your custom thumbnails:

    • Have a resolution of 1280x720 (with minimum width of 640 pixels).
    • Be uploaded in image formats such as .JPG, .GIF, .BMP, or .PNG.
    • Remain under the 2MB limit.
    • Try to use a 16:9 aspect ratio as it's the most used in YouTube players and previews."
    I hope that helps.
     


  3. Desert_Rat_65

    Desert_Rat_65 Member TubeBuddy Pro

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    What format are you saving your thumbnails as?

    I use Gimp 2 to create my thumbnails. I had some issues with the file being too big if I exported them as a PNG file, but if I export them as a JPG file, the file size is smaller and works just fine.
     


  4. Cookey33

    Cookey33 Newbie Member TubeBuddy User

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    Yea try switching up your file type. i make mine in photoshop and i use jpg or else its too big
     


  5. CJ Nerf

    CJ Nerf Member TubeBuddy Star

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    I was using Png so i will try what you are saying
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    Thanks for the suggestions both of you i will see if that helps for sure
     


  6. Tito Tim

    Tito Tim Member

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    I use Photoshop and save as jpg. A 1280x720 thumbnail is under 200kb
     


  7. Andrew

    Andrew Superman Administrator

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    I usually use png, and have no problems, but I hope you found your answer.
     


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