The Power Of Thumbnails


Hello Everyone,

Its Josh here from Loveridge Designs, this week on “Getting into it with Loveridge Designs” We are going to cover ‘Thumbnails’
So What are thumbnails? And why should you focus on them?
I’m sure you’ve heard it a thousand times, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” And although that might be good advice in certain situations, it doesn’t imply people are paying attention to this warning. Every day, people judge visual media by their thumbnails. Thumbnails have the potential to give either a good or bad first impression during that first 5 seconds on viewing.

But what exactly are thumbnails?

Thumbnails are still images or static video frames that are representations of content in hand, generally they are quite small in file size, thumbnails serve the same function for images as a standard text index for words would. If your content attracts a viewer, they can click on the thumbnail and see the piece of content.

When it comes to a viewer clicking through to your content, a great custom thumbnail can make all the difference, letting your viewer know what they’re about to see, and why they should be interested in something you are trying to share

The thumbnail is always the first exposure to your material, so make sure you follow the key design principles to take advantage of this.

Thumbnails should :
– Convey the subject of the material
– The viewer is enticed to view the content
– Differentiate between your company and many others
– Display nicely on all device sizes

You’ve probably seen the influence of thumbnails on YouTube. You’re watching one clip, and then you’re viewing a thumbnail of another video that may attract you and then you’re watching it. What drove you to press and watch is the thumbnail. A great thumbnail is what makes the content of a designer stand out in today ‘s crowded content dominated by saturation era.


Thank you very much for taking the time to watch the video i hope you found it both informative and engaging , Until next time

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