YouTube Thumbnail Maker

Design your own YouTube video thumbnails easily. No previous experience is needed!

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Create Amazing YouTube Thumbnails in Minutes

Our YouTube thumbnail maker will enable you to create custom thumbnails in minutes that encourage viewers to stop scrolling and take a look. The best part? You don’t need to be a designer or software pro. Our online tool makes it super easy and fast.

Brand Your Channel Instantly

Once you upload your brand watermark, font and colors to our editor, they are automatically saved for every project, making it easy and fast to create branded thumbnails.

Design By Yourself

No design skills? No problem. Our custom-made text animations will give your thumbnail the professional look you desire. Pair them with your choice of font and color and you’re good to go.

More than 110M Thumbnail Options

Powered by Getty Images and iStock, search our massive library of premium photos and videos until you find the perfect frame for your thumbnail.

No Installation Required

No need to download anything. Our Youtube thumbnail maker is available straight in your browser, no installation is necessary.

How to Use's YouTube Thumbnail Maker

Upload Your Video & Edit

Upload your own video to Promo’s editor or create one from scratch using our video editing tools and media library. Choose the frame you want for your video thumbnail and pair with any text style, font and color for the perfect result. Make sure to keep the video in wide format.

Preview & Publish

After your video is uploaded, click on Preview & Publish to open the publish page. Then click on Publish. Once your video is ready, the publish screen will show you several publishing options.

Export as Photo

Choose the Export as photo option, and a pop-up will appear with your video. Scroll with the menu bar pick the image you want to use for your YouTube thumbnail. Choose the best ratio (16:9) option located next to the scroll bar. Then click on Export as Photo in the pop-up window. Your YouTube thumbnail JPG will download instantly.

Why Create Thumbnails For YouTube

Boost Views

After you have done the work and completed your video project, you want to grab your audience’s attention. According to YouTube, 90% of their best-performing videos have custom thumbnails. Statistics also show that thumbnails increase your channel’s engagement by 154%. What are you waiting for?

Makes the Best First Impression

You must know already that you usually get one chance to make a first impression. Don’t let YouTube make the call for you. Create your own YouTube video thumbnail and make sure your videos get seen.

It's super easy, fast and free

Not only do we make it easy to create professional-looking YouTube thumbnails that you can design and create specifically for your video content, but our YouTube thumbnail maker is easy to use and free! All you need to do is to sign up and access our wonderful world of video tools.

What Our Clients Say

Promo has made my marketing so much easier with the templates and stock photos/videos. It has allowed me to channel all my creativity without using up all my time.

Cari White

Great video content in a jiffy! I was searching for simple and professional video content for ads and my customers just love it. It is so easy to customize and you have so much content.

Jan W

I love Promo! have lots of fun creating promotional videos for my business! The customer service is excellent too.

Laura Aloi

Frequently Asked Questions

What size should a YouTube thumbnail be?

The right YT thumbnail size is always 16:9, which is the ‘wide’ option you can choose when you Export as a photo on’s YouTube thumbnail maker.

How big is a YouTube thumbnail?

The Correct YouTube thumbnail size is 1280×720 with a width of 640 pixels minimum. Be sure to choose the ‘wide’ (16:9 ratio) setting when using our thumbnail maker for YouTube.

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