Please add overlay for cutoff area of thumbnails

Discussion in 'Wish list for future releases' started by kevin mcmahon, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. kevin mcmahon

    kevin mcmahon

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    great product but please consider making an overlay for the youtube thumbnails template as well as you may or may not know there is a definite cutoff for how much of the created thumbnail image will show up once you upload it to youtube.
     
  2. Shaun Ling

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    hmmm.. no replies.
     
  3. gunsmoke

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    Ah, no replies, but that doesn't mean the powers that be haven't read it. Marc is a 'one-man' operation most of the time. I'm sure that he takes all these suggestions to heart. It may just take a while ( or an upgrade or two ) to get to them all. :)
     
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    Hi Kevin - Shaun (and Gunsmoke :D)
    Thanks for updating this thread.

    Yes, I read EVERYthing that comes into the forum.
    I just can't comment every time - too much to type :D

    I made each thumbnail template (in the Youtube Graphics Maker) the size that Google suggests (1280 x 720)

    Here's what they (youtube) suggests:
    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/72431?hl=en

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    Custom thumbnail best practices
    Size
    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.
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    Kevin - if you're still reading this, where are your thumbnails getting cut off?

    Marc
     
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