Youtube thumbnail remove black bars

Automatically remove black bars from Youtube thumbnails and resize to 1280x720.

How to remove black bars on YouTube thumbnails

Youtube will automatically add black bars to the thumbnail if the image you upload is different than 1280x720 size. Read more about Youtube thumbnail size.

This site is an online application that will help you remove black bars and then resize thumbnail images according to the standard 16:9 ratio of Youtube.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Upload the image from your device.
  2. Click Remove Black Bars button.
  3. Click download button to save to your device.
  4. Sign in to YouTube studio to update new thumbnails for your videos.
  5. All done!

Note: only applies to thumbnails uploaded to Youtube.

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