If you upload a profile picture to Twitter, it will be automatically scaled down by default. Fortunately, there are ways to fix this problem.
If you are looking to download a Twitter profile picture without losing its original size or resolution, keep reading. This article will guide you through the steps required to upload a full size profile picture using different methods.
Download Full Size Twitter Profile Picture
There are several ways to download a full size Twitter profile picture.
Changing the Image URL
Profile photographs are available in a variety of sizes. From GET users/show, you can download a user's most recent profile picture, as well as the other elements that make up their Twitter account. To do this, you will need to view the profile picture URL. This will include the scaled "normal" shape of the user submitted image. Typically, this "normal" shape is 48px by 48px.
You can get several alternative sizes by changing the URL, such as "larger", "tiny", and "original". The sizes available for download are:
« Normal » – 1200px × 800px | 156 Ko
« Grand » – 2048px x 1365px | 385 Ko
«Original» – 4096px × 2730px | 1,5 Mo
“Downloaded” – 6000px x 4000px | 10,5 MB
Follow these steps to download a profile picture in its original size from Twitter:
- Open the photo you want to save. Right-click on the photo and choose "Open image in new tab".
- Replace "small" with "orig" in the image URL and hit enter. Alternatively, you can replace "large" with "orig" or "orig" with "large" if you want a larger image.
- Save the image to a location of your choice by right-clicking on it.
These steps also work for photos posted as a tweet, not just profile photos. Keep in mind that the original form is also compressed and reduced. However, there is a noticeable difference in detail compared to the normal or large version.
Using a browser extension
Users who frequently save photos can use a Google Chrome extension called Twitter View Original Images. It has several customization options and simplifies the process described above.
This addon includes "Original" icons that allow you to display the photographs in their original size on Twitter or TweetDeck. When you want to get multiple images, they are displayed in a single tab. Additionally, you can download an image in its original size via the context menu.
Using an app
There are third-party apps and web tools to download images in their original form from Twitter. One of these apps is Twitter Image Downloader. It is a free web tool that allows users to download content from Twitter, including photos and giveaways. This application will also allow you to save profile photos in their original size on your smartphone or computer.
To use this tool to upload a profile picture, follow these steps:
- Open Twitter on your desktop or mobile browser and sign in.
- Find the photo you want to upload.
- Copy the URL of the photo and paste it into the tool's website search bar.
- Select the image you want to upload and click "Upload" next to the preview window.
- Choose a location for the file on your computer or mobile device, then click the "Download" button.
What is the default profile picture size on Twitter?
Your Twitter profile picture should be at least 400×400 pixels in size and no larger than 2MB. JPG, PNG, or GIF are all acceptable file formats.
If you use Twitter primarily for business purposes, your Twitter image can be your brand logo or a business portrait.
Even if you use Twitter exclusively for personal purposes, it's essential to make sure your Twitter profile picture is as large as possible (within limits). A grainy, low-quality image like your Twitter profile picture can make your photo look older than it is. This may cause other users to not recognize you in the photo or to think that you are not active on your profile.
Can I download a PNG image from Twitter?
Twitter includes a feature that lets you upload an image if it's set as your profile picture or header. Here's how it's done:
1. Go to "Settings & Privacy" and select the "Customize Profile" tab.
2. All photos in your account will be visible at the bottom of the page under "Profile photo". If you click on one of them, you can replace it with another image from Twitter.
3. If you select "Save Changes", a copy of the image in PNG format will be saved to your computer's hard drive.
Choose the photo size you want
Using the previously mentioned techniques, you can download profile pictures not only in their original size, but also in any other available size. Additionally, you can use these methods to download any other images from Twitter, including tweet headers and images.
If you want a clearer image and its size doesn't matter to you, choose the smaller size. If you want a larger image where more detail is visible, go for the large size. The original size will be slightly smaller than the uploaded image, but details will still be visible with no grainy effect.
Have you ever uploaded a profile picture to Twitter? If yes, how did you do it? Let us know in the comment section below.