What to do when your Tinder picture is too big

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You have finally decided to create a profile on Tinder or replace your old profile with new photos. You have carefully chosen photos from your last vacation that portray you as a positive, fun-loving person.

Everything was going fine until you saw a sign that your image is too big and can’t be uploaded. There is no reason to panic. Keep reading to find solutions.

Tinder Image Size

Each social network has different rules for photos. You may have noticed that most lower the quality of photos to make them easier to load. Most people aren’t happy because of this, but it makes Tinder and other platforms much faster and more responsive.

When it comes to Tinder, the required image dimensions are 640×640 pixels. However, once the photo is uploaded, Tinder will zoom in and display it at 600×848 pixels. Its default aspect ratio is 7:10.

tinder image too big

What to do?

This problem usually occurs when you try to upload professional photos (maybe from your birthday party) or photos taken in Portrait mode. It can be very irritating, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We have three solutions to this situation.

Reduce the quality of your photo

You may be afraid of reducing the quality of the photo, but don’t worry because it will not spoil the photo. Various apps and websites allow you to lower the quality of your images and make them easier to upload to social media.

Yes, the picture may not be as clear as it is now. However, remember that most people on Tinder are not professional photographers. They are there to chat and learn more about you, not to rate your photos. Most people won’t even notice the difference anyway.

Take a screenshot

If you don’t feel comfortable uploading your photo to a random photography website, you can reduce its quality only. A homemade version is simple and only takes a few seconds. All you have to do is open the photo on your phone and then take a screenshot of it.

So! As you know, screenshots have a lower resolution than regular photos, and this might be the fastest way to make your selfie fit for Tinder.

Use another photo

If you don’t want to worry about reducing image quality, this may be the best solution for you. We are sure you have other great photos with less pixels. If you don’t have one on your phone, you can always download one from your social media account, as it’s probably been reduced in size.

If you can’t find a suitable photo on your profile, search for the pictures you sent to your friends in DM, Inbox or WhatsApp. You can find many awesome images in old posts.

Additional tips

If you’ve been using Tinder for a while, you already know some rules. Tinder certainly doesn’t require you to dress up and hire a professional photographer to take a profile picture for you. However, you must follow certain rules. You can be dressed casually, but you’re still expected to look decent. Photos that are too provocative can be reported.

Also, don’t forget to smile! Several studies have shown that people who smile in photos seem more approachable and tend to get more matches.

Also, you should never upload a photo where your face fills the square from side to side. Also avoid photos where you are too close to the left or right edge. As you know, Tinder will crop photos and you don’t want it to crop part of your face.

tinder picture

The person in the photo is more important than the quality

We hope you were able to solve this problem and upload the photo you wanted. Unless you’re a professional photographer, your smile and the way you communicate are more important than the number of pixels.

What does a perfect Tinder photo look like by your standards? We would love to hear your opinion in the comments section below.

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