How to Create Pinnable Images
If you’ve spent any time browsing Pinterest, you know that it’s all about the beautiful pictures. After all, that’s what Pinterest is – a collection of visual images to inspire you. And, we all know the whole point of using Pinterest as a brand, business owner, and blogger is to get people to click on that beautiful image and visit your website.
Why You Should Add Your Own Pins to Pinterest:
Are you new to Pinterest? Did you just launch a business or website? You need to be adding your own pins to Pinterest! Pinterest will help you:
- Build your brand
- Grow traffic to your website
- Sell your products and services
- Create resources for your readers and community
Pinterest Pin Sizes
Pinterest’s preferred image ratio is 2:3. The minimum width of a pin is 600 pixels and the maximum is 735 pixels. A pinnable image should be 600 x 900 pixels or 735 x 1102 pixels which are both 2:3 ratio.
So, what does that mean? Tall, vertical images look best on Pinterest.
Tools to Create Pinterest Pins
I LOVE using Canva to create Pinterest images. It’s free and they have a Pinterest image template that is set to 735 x 1102 pixels so your images will be the correct size to pin. All you have to do is upload your image, add text, and click download.
Picmonkey also has a Pinterest template to help create pinnable images and it’s also free.
Now, it’s finally time to show you samples of pinnable images that you can make for your brand. There are a few different types of images that do well on Pinterest and there are a few things that you should include with each pinnable image:
- Great Image – you have to start with a clear image to grab your reader’s attention.
- Text – Add a title of the image or the title of your blog post, product, or article.
- Website URL – Include your website’s URL so they know who the pin belongs to.
Take one great image and create a feature image for your website. Add the title and website URL.
Take two images from your website and create a collage with the title in the center. This is great if you have two images that you like or two smaller images that you want to combine into one large pinnable image.
Turn a Square Image into a Pinnable Image
Sometimes you need to turn a square image into a pinnable image. This is simple to do. Just add a background and text to make the image the ideal size for Pinterest. This is perfect for pinning Etsy shop images and smaller images.
Round Up Pinnable Images
Create round up images quickly using four images. Add a title to the center and you’re done! A great way to add a collection of images to Pinterest to highlight what your brand has to offer your audience.
Create a Visual Style for your Pinterest Pins
Part of your plan for beautiful Pinterest images is including your brand in the design. I recommend this:
- Add your logo or website URL to your images so people can recognize your pins.
- Use your brand colors when it works for the pin or try to use colors from the photos.
- Use the same fonts each time.
Need Help Creating Pinterest images?
Not interested in making your own Pinterest Images? I’m here to help! Contact me and we can work together on getting you the best pinnable images for your website.