Reply To: Megapixel Vs Crop

Sudhir Shivaram

1. Obviously more megapixel will have more data and will be useful in cropping. So when you do a 50% crop from the 60MP camera, the details will be retained better than the 20MP camera – but again depends on the end usage. For web based resolution it may not matter much. But for print it will.

2. The best way for this is to google search the image dimension for each social media and the aspect ration will be published which may change from time to time. So no specific standard. I currently crop my images 1080px x 1350px for instagram and 1920px x 1080px for Facebook.