Snappa’s free thumbnail maker is loaded with stunning templates, high-res images, and everything else you need to make YouTube thumbnails that get clicked.
...yet here you are, looking for a new way to whip up professional looking thumbnails in record time. That’s because most alternatives come with major shortcomings.
You need to scour the web for images that are free but not cheesy, figure out the proper dimensions for your graphic then navigate through a maze of features you don’t even know how to use!
When you finally finish your video, you need to wait for your request to reach the top of your designer’s to-do list (if you can afford one). And discount designer sites like Fiverr come with similar wait times and inconsistent quality.
Plus, the best photos and graphics in their libraries, the ones you would actually want people to see, cost extra.
Snappa is the best tool I've used to create images for blog posts & Facebook ads. In 5 minutes I can do what used to take me hours to do or pay designers to do.
Click on ‘YouTube Thumbnail’ to start with the perfect image dimensions.
Choose from a bunch of easily customizable YouTube thumbnail templates to create click-worthy thumbnails in less time. Or start from scratch to unleash your inner creative.
Upload a snapshot from your video to act as your background. Or choose from 5,000,000+ of stock images that are high resolution, and available inside Snappa. Then add, subtract, and modify text, graphics, and shapes until your thumbnail is exactly what you envisioned.
Download your new YouTube thumbnail and upload it to YouTube. It’s an instant boost to your production quality that will make customers believe you have hired a professional graphic designer.
Thumbnail dimensions are available as a preset. A single click creates a canvas suited for thumbnail design. You can be sure that every thumbnail will display perfectly the first time.
Of course, if you want to create graphics for other platforms, we include dimension presets for social media posts, social media ads, blog images, infographics, and display ads. And image resizing makes it dead simple to repurpose an image for all other platforms.
You don’t always have time to dream up a 100% original thumbnail for your YouTube videos. With Snappa, you have access to professionally designed YouTube thumbnail templates which are optimized for clicks. Now you can be confident that your visual elements are well-proportioned, that your text elements are balanced, and that your colors complement one another. And you can customize everything about a template to make it match your brand and have consistency across thumbnails.
Spend less time making YouTube thumbnails and more time recording videos, creating content, and growing your audience.
Use Snappa like a pro without watching long video tutorials, reading how-to posts, or being a graphic designer.
All photos and graphics included in Snappa are 100% royalty-free and licensed for commercial use. No extra fees.
You can use Snappa for as long as you like without paying a dime. You have access to thousands of photos and graphics, professionally designed templates for YouTube, and all other major social media platforms, and 3 downloads per month. Even our most powerful time-saving features such as automatic image resizing are yours on the free plan. We only want you to consider a paid account when Snappa becomes an important tool that saves you a ton of time and headache each month.
No. In addition to creating YouTube thumbnails, you can create graphics for:
They sure are! All photos and graphics included in Snappa are 100% royalty-free. They can be used for both commercial and non-commercial purposes and you are not required to provide attribution.
All members have access to video tutorials, detailed help docs categorized by topic, answers to FAQs, and email support.
Snappa is a must have tool for the non-designers who publish content online. It's super easy to use and has a nice set of templates, and despite its simplicity offers unlimited possibilities for creative minds.