What are the guidelines for inserting an image in my article

Adding images to your articles is a great way to increase reader engagement! However, before you add images to your articles, please take a look at our image guidelines to make sure your images are suitable for our audience and will not be replaced by our editors upon review.

Image Resolution Size

  • Image size: 820x420 px (max 1MB)
  • Save image as .jpg/jpeg

Make Sure Your Images Are Relevant To Your Topic

Does the image capture the essence of your topic? Does the image add value to your article? Adding images to your articles is great, but if they add no real value, they can be a distraction. Make sure your images enrich your article, and that they don’t take away from the message you’re trying to convey. 

Visual Style 

  • Keep your visuals simple and clean. Clutter, complicated, and/or too abstract visuals are distracting and take away from your content. 
  • Avoid any text (save for graphs, etc.) logos, website domains, social media icons, etc. on your image. 
  • Avoid images of outdated aesthetic (e.g., a poorly lit office with huge computers)
  • Portray moments that are emotionally relatable to your audience.

How To Legally Add An Image To Your Article

If you are looking to add an image to your article, but not sure how to do so legally, then browse Creative Commons’ (CC) inventory of photos! Please keep in mind that the requirements for using a Creative Commons image vary depending on the owner of the image, please make sure you read the license requirements carefully before adding an image to your article. (Note: All images will be removed from articles, unless an image license is provided please see I want to add an image, how do I provide the image license and attribution?

Other great sources for images include Shutterstock, Freepik, and Pexels

Are you still confused about what types of images are best used for captivating your readers/online audience?

Take a look at this article to get a better understanding of what kind of visuals inform and inspire.