What are the ideal image dimensions for a Google+ post?

What is the ideal image size for a Google+ post? 

497x373 pixels are the ideal image dimensions on Google+.

The more important factor of the image size is the width - 497 pixels.
You can upload images with a height set at 373 or larger (info graphics for example).

 The recommended format for saving the image is PNG.

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Step by Step infographics guide - Crop Cover photo to Any Size!

Many people are playing around with the new cover photo and trying to get it to fit perfectly.
If you've missed our previous posts, we've released 4 custom templates for the new google plus cover photo and a template for the new g+ profile picture so be sure to check those out (they've been download over 2,500 times by now!).

Today we're happy to release a super easy to follow - step by step guide, for cropping any cover photo to be as small as you want. Have in mind though, that no matter how small you crop the width of the image, it will always scale back up to fit the full size of the screen you're viewing the page from (read more about this here).

Step by Step guide - Crop Cover photo to Any Size!

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Step by Step infographics to Crop google plus Cover

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Step 1 

Click the cover image. 
(Don't click "Change cover", just click on the image itself.

Step 2 

When the image opens in the viewer select "Edit photo" at the top of the page.

Step 3

Click on the "Crop" option at the top left.

Step 4

Adjust the highlighted selection marquee handlers until the selection box covers the part of the image you want to use as your cover. (Leave enough room at the bottom for the info bar)

Click "Apply" in the crop box when done.

Step 5 

Click "Save" in the top right corner.

Step 6

You're done! Refresh your page and enjoy the new (smaller!) look.

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