What is the optimal image size for an NFT collection? Everyone who creates an NFT or buys one will be confronted with this question sooner or later. Let’s take a look at the image sizes in pixels of the most successful collections.
The question of the optimal image size for NFTs is becoming more and more important because many thousands of teams are planning an NFT drop in the future. Let’s not reinvent the wheel and look at successful projects from the past. The NFT collections are from opensea, cryptoslam and rarity.tools.
CryptoPunks (336px x 336px)
The original Crypto Punks were rewarded with over 800k ETH despite a small image size of already. Not bad for 10,000 square 336px graphics.
Axie Infinity (512px x 384px)
Another well-known gaming NFT with a generated volume of 27.5 ETH ($86 million) is Axie Infinity. An NFT of a typical character in the game is 512px wide and 384px high.
Bored Ape Yacht Club (631px x 631px)
The Bored Apes are the most famous and valuable NFT brand. Despite the enormous fame, the Apes have a relatively small image size. The trading volume of over $600 million knows no bounds. Owning an Ape brings a certain prestige in the NFT community.
VeeFriends (640px x 860px)
Veefriends is the well-known NFT collection by Gary Vaynerchuk. With a volume of $40 million, Veefriends is a complete success despite a rather low resolution. GaryVee surely knows exactly why he chooses this resolution for his NFTs.
World of Women (800px x 800px)
These 10,000 digital women have generated about $20 million in trading volume to date.
Zed Run (1024 px x 1024px)
Zed Run has comparably been on the market for a long time with 22.2K ETH traded so far ($70 million).
Meebits (1024px x 1536 px)
Meebits even has 20k pieces and a total volume of around 42k ETH. The format and size of this NFT collection is perhaps a bit unusual with a size of 1024×1536 pixels comparatively large.
Cool Cats (1080px x 1080px)
The Cool Cats are a $31 million project so far with 9,999 pieces.
Bored Ape Kennel Club (1262 px x 1262px)
The Bored Ape Yacht Club is more than twice as well known as the Bored Ape Kennel Club, but in terms of image size, this is exactly twice the size of the BAYC. These Kennel Dogs have a trading volume of about $60 million dollars to date.
Pudgy Penguins (2700px x 2700px)
These guys are hefty for sure. They’ve moved $22 million in ETH, so of course their files are sizeable too at 2700px square each.
Image Size for NFT Collections Conclusion
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These examples obviously give us an idea of what is important in a successful NFT set. Large graphics (i.e. more than 1200px x 1200px) are possible and are useful for various reasons but not a prerequisite for a successful NFT project. In fact, high resolution is rather an exception.
Frequently asked questions about NFT image sizes
What is the image size of an NFT?
There were large & small resolution NFT collections in the past. On average a collection should have about 800x800px.
How big do NFTs need to be?
In principle, there is no minimum image size. However, it is recommended to use an image size where the subject remains clearly recognizable even with larger scaling.
How much does it cost to create an NFT?
Most NFTs are mined on the Ethereum blockchain. The price for creation depends on the current utilization blockchain and the Eth price. At the current price, it would cost about $45.