How to Create ‘Long, Tall & Skinny’ Photos for Pinterest

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In our last post, we talked about how creating an extra wide photograph for your facebook page can really highlight that photograph and status. In this post, I’m going to show you how to create a long, tall and skinny photograph for pinterest and why this is a good idea.

Photos on pinterest are all the same width which is predetermined by Pinterest and your photographs will fit into that scale. However, photographs can be as long as they like so a long, tall, skinny photo will gain more attention on the pinterest page – this is why infographics are long and narrow.

You may notice too that tutorials such as how to create a complicated french plait, will show a series of photographs collaged into a single long image and while I’m not going to suggest to try to make every photo you pin a long, tall and skinny photo, it is a good idea to do so occasionally.

‘Before and after’ photographs are perfect for this, as are tutorials as I mentioned above if you can take a series of photographs to show progress.

Here’s how to do it by using pic monkey first to create the collage:

Choose the collage layout you would like to use on the left. Decide how many photos you would like to use. In this example, I am showing one ‘before’ and one ‘after’ so I choose the number with the least number of boxes – 3.

When you first upload the photos, they will go into a box on the left so it is simply a case of moving them across with the cursor. You may find that the photo is off centre as you can see in the top example below but you can still move around the photo to centre the object.

As you can see below, the chair has now been centred. Next – I want to get rid of the third box which is surplus, plus I want the photo to be long and narrow so I click on the little ‘x’ in the top right hand corner and it disappears.

Using Pic Monkey

You can see below that the removal of the box on the left hasn’t changed the dimensions of the overall collage which as stayed at 1024 x 1024 hence the photo itself has become skewed in scale plus I want to create a long tall skinny photo!

What you need to do next is move the cursor in on the sides of the boxed collage until you are happy with the scale and your photo is long, tall and skinny!

Then, save it to your blog post and you’ll see on this post how I created two collages but really, for pinterest, the long image is the best.  Pin it and see it on the pinterest page.

There you have it – all the tips you need to create long, tall and skinny photos for pinterest – particularly useful for showing ‘before and after’ shots or tutorials.  We offer tutorials in how to use pinterest effectively for your business so do get in contact if you would like to book one.

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  • Mary Defayette

    Thanks! I knew there was an easy way to do this!

  • Auntie Em

    Thanks so much! It’s so simple, but I hadn’t figured it out… I will definitely be using this– I actually made one but it didn’t work as well for what I needed, so I did a different collage– but the idea works for all of them. Thanks again!

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  • Shreela Sen

    I was eagerly searching for this tip!
    Thanks so much!

  • My Utensil Crock

    Great tips, thanks!

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  • hoogli

    Hi, I am working on a tool to do this automatically from the images in existing web pages. I have linked here from the blog for that tool to give my future users some understanding of the benefits of skinny images and to keep them going until the tool is ready:

    Thanks for the explanation :-) .

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  • Dave

    Thanks for the tips. The only downside is that the length won’t go above 3400.

  • Pallavi

    Wonderful article! I was looking how to use picmonkey to create a few hairstyle long, tall & skinny collages and you’ve been great help :) Thank you…

  • Diana

    thank you for detail instructions!

  • Good. Simple.

    Thank you! Are there certain width or height dimensions you need to use, or will pinterest just scale it to size automatically?

  • Taylor

    Thank you for sharing!! I have been playing around with pic monkey and could not figure this out!

  • Nina Lewis

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this tutorial! Using this method is so much easier that the way I’ve been doing it. I’m bookmarking this so that I can refer back to this often!

  • Sed

    I want to make pin with 8 pics is that possible on that site?

    • Sed

      I now see that it is

  • Girl Eat Atlanta

    I’ve searched high and low for this. Thanks a million!

  • Dee Dee Eberle

    Thank you so much! Yours is the easiest tutorial I’ve seen so far.


    This was so helpful! Thank you

  • Anastasia71

    Yet another page recommending picmonkey. Except their site isn’t free, this option on the app isn’t free. Every time you click free trial of the collage option on the website, it redirects you to download the app. The app doesn’t have a collage option and redirects back to the website. Website says “try it for free” but doesn’t let you and redirects you back to the app that doesn’t have collage option.

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