If you take Twitter seriously, you take your Twitter image seriously. And a big (literally!) part of that image is the Twitter header picture. Twitter headers can be used for self-promotion, aesthetic appeal, or sharing your favorite content! But it can be hard to figure out how to make a picture with the best dimensions for a Twitter banner, or the highest quality.

In this article, I'm going to show you how to create a high-quality 1500x500 Twitter header using a free online tool called Kapwing. I recommend using Kapwing for a bunch of reasons:

• It’s free to use
• It’s easy to learn
• It doesn’t make you download any apps
• It works well on computers, phones, and tablets
• You can upload photos, music, and videos from any source

To make a Twitter header using Kapwing, you'll need to know just 4 simple steps:

  1. Find your header photo
  2. Upload it to the Kapwing Studio
  3. Resize & Edit
  4. Publish & Download!

Step 1: Find Your Header Photo

Kapwing allows you to upload any type of image file from any source. You can use a photo you found or stored online from locations like Facebook, Instagram, Google Images, or Google Drive. You can even take a video screenshot from YouTube with Kapwing's Image to Video tool. Or, you can make your header from a photo you've taken yourself or have saved on your device!

All Kapwing needs is a shareable link!

If your picture is stored on your computer or phone, just make sure you can find it in your file browser. It might be a good idea to make a separate folder of header photos, if you have several options. And if you're using a photo from somewhere on the internet, all you need to do is copy the URL (if you're using a photo stored in Google Drive, you'll need to make sure the link is shareable).

Step 2: Upload It to the Kapwing Studio

When you're ready to create your Twitter header, head to Kapwing.com and click "Get Started." If you're already signed in, click "New Project" and "Start with Studio." This will take you to the Studio, where you can use all of Kapwing's editing tools in one place.

Resizing is just one of the Studio's editing tools!

To upload your header photo, either right-click on the URL field and select "Paste," or select "Click to Upload" and find the photo in your file browser! You can also drag & drop a file into the Studio window if it's accessible.

Step 3: Resize & Edit

The optimal dimensions for a Twitter header photo are 1500x500, so once you've uploaded your photo to the Studio, you should adjust its exact output dimensions. Click "Custom Size" from the toolbar on the right side of the Studio. In the Custom Resizer window, enter 1500 in the first field and 500 in the second. Just click "Done" and your Twitter header will be resized perfectly!

Remember: Twitter headers have other constraints that you'll need to keep in mind. For one, your Twitter profile picture will cover up a portion of your header near the lower left-hand corner, so try to keep this area clear of important content.

A perfect 1500x500... don't forget about your profile picture!

While you’re in the Kapwing Studio, you can make any other edits that you need to make the perfect header:

Add & edit text
• Add other pictures, GIFs, videos, overlays, & audio
• Add shapes
• Add text animations
Crop & filter

Step 4: Publish & Download

Once you've edited your header to perfection and selected the optimal size and dimensions, click "Publish" in the upper right-hand corner. Kapwing will automatically work its magic and your banner photo will be ready to download in no time!

When your picture is finished processing, click “Download” from the right side of the screen. From this page, you can also sign in with a Google or Facebook account, if you haven't done so already, to remove the Kapwing watermark for free! And if you'd like to show off your high-res Twitter header, you can use direct-share buttons for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

If you’re using a mobile device, you’ll need to download the very small Kapwing mobile app from the App Store. The app doesn’t require any login – it’s only meant to help you download your content! To download your picture on your iPhone, just copy the URL of the download page and paste it into the URL field in the Kapwing app. Now it's ready for you to share anywhere!

To update your Twitter header, just go to "profile" on Twitter and click "Edit Profile." Select the camera icon in the header field and upload your photo from your file browser!

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to see what our creators are passionate about! And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorial and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.


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