Image sizes

You can use pictures and animated GIFs to bring your typeforms to life.

When you upload an image to your typeform, it will be resized automatically. This is done in order to improve the load speed of the typeform, and allows the picture to be adjusted for different situations or device types.

Image sizes apply to all the file formats that are supported by Typeform, namely: JPEG, PNG, and GIF (static or animated).
Images will be resized differently depending on where you’re using them in your typeform. Here’s a short guide to help you understand how resizing works.

How images are resized in Typeform depending on where you use them

There are three main ways you can use images in Typeform and each will resize your pictures differently. Here are the different ways images can be used and their corresponding sizes. For each type of image we’ll show the default (desktop) sizes and also how resizing works on mobile devices.

1. Individual questions, Welcome screens, and Thank You screens

Images can be used to illustrate and enhance individual questions. Pictures uploaded to question blocks will be resized to 703 pixels. Images added to the Welcome and Thank You screens will be resized and scaled to fit a maximum width of 800 pixels in default view:

Dimensions of images on typeform Welcome screens displayed on desktop

For mobile devices, the maximum width for images that illustrate questions, Welcome, and Thank You screens is 460 pixels:

Dimensions of typeform images for Welcome screen on mobile devices

2. Picture Choice questions

You can add images to build attractive and interactive Picture Choice questions. Images uploaded to the Picture Choice question will be resized to fit depending on the size option you select when adding the question. There are two options to choose from. We’ll start with the default (desktop) options:

Default mode:

  • Width of images in landscape mode will be resized to a maximum of 230 pixels.
  • Height of images in portrait mode will be resized to a maximum of 230 pixels.

Dimensions of typeform images in default mode in default mode on desktop

Supersize mode:

  • Width of images in landscape mode will be resized to a maximum of 310 pixels.
  • Height of images in portrait mode will be resized to crop to a maximum of 233 pixels.

Note that in all cases the aspect ratio of the image will be preserved.

Dimensions of typeform Picture Choice image in supersize mode on desktop

And on a mobile device, images are scaled to fit the following sizes for each size option:

Default mode:

  • Width of images in landscape mode will be resized to a maximum of 230 pixels.
  • Height of images in portrait mode will be resized to a maximum of 230 pixels.

Dimensions of typeform Picture Choice image in default mode on mobile

Supersize mode:

  • Width of images in landscape mode will be resized to a maximum of 238 pixels.
  • Height of images in portrait mode will be resized to a maximum of 164 pixels.

In all cases the aspect ratio will be preserved.

Dimensions of typeform picture choice image in supersize mode on mobile

3. Background images

Pictures uploaded to personalize a typeform’s background will be scaled and cropped from a top-left align so they fit the screen properly. Here are the maximum sizes for each device type:

For default (desktop) devices:

  • Width of background images will be resized to a maximum of 1680 pixels.
  • Height of background images will be resized to a maximum of 1050 pixels.

For tablet devices:

  • Width of background image will be resized to a maximum of 1024 pixels.
  • Height of background image will be resized to a maximum of 768 pixels.

For mobile devices:

  • Width of background image will be resized to a maximum of 480 pixels.
  • Height of background image will be resized to a maximum of 320 pixels.