Adding a Cover Image

After adding a product file or license, you can (and should!) upload Cover Images. Cover images can be images, videos, or sound files, independent of the file you've uploaded as your product file, that advertise or help describe your product, or offer a preview of what's to come.

 You can upload multiple "preview" files to a product, and your customers will be able to scroll through them before purchasing.

Compelling cover images (or videos) double conversion rates, contribute to your brand, and give the product its own identity.

Filetypes

A cover image can be a PNG, JPEG, MP4, MOV, MP3, WAV or GIF file. You can also link to a Youtube or Vimeo video, or a Soundcloud file.


 Adding Cover Images

Simply click Change your coverto upload a file from your computer's hard drive.


 The Best Shapes For Cover Images (in pixels):

As a rule of thumb, if you are going to upload an image as a cover image, it should be at least 72 DPI (dots per inch).

 We recommend uploading images that are at least 670 pixels wide and 335 pixels tall. The ideal sizes to use on Gumroad are, in pixels:

Wide rectangle: 670 x 335
Tall rectangle: 670 x 500


 Embed Videos and Soundcloud links

Hit Link to a cover and paste your share link. If your cover video/song is hosted on Youtube, Vimeo, and Soundcloud simply find the URL or sharelink of the file, for example:


And then on your product's Edit tab, click Link to a cover and paste the link. When you Save changes at the bottom of the page, the cover will change.


 Using multiple images

After you've added the first image or link, hover your mouse over your image and you'll be prompted to Add another image. Click that to upload more images or add more links to your preview.

Whatever you add firstwill be the first image that appears to your customers, so keep that in mind if you have prioritized your cover images or links.

We are hoping to enhance and expand this feature in the near future, so stay tuned for changes!

Removing Cover Images

To removea cover image, simply click the "X" at the top right of the image in your Edit tab. The next image in line will appear.

For customers

When customers land on your product's page, they will see the last image you uploaded, and be able to scroll through your cover images with an arrow on the left hand side of the image. Colored circles at the bottom of your cover image will indicate that there are other cover images to check out.

Profile Pages - Show Off Your Best Side

If you direct your customers to your Gumroad Profilepage, take note of the dimensions that best work for resizing your products in the Profile.

Those sizes are, again, at least 670 pixels wide and 335 pixels tall. And the ideal sizes to use on Gumroad are, in pixels:

Wide rectangle: 670 x 335
Tall rectangle: 670 x 500

Known Issues

If you experience any mind-numbingly frustrating issues while uploading your cover image, we've seen errors with the following:

  • If the filename of the image/video/audio file contains one of these characters: #, $, _, +, &, ;, :, %, please rename your cover image to something simple like "hello.png" and try uploading it again.
  • You cannot upload a PDF as a cover image

More resources

Inspiration for Cover Images

Project Cover Makeover

Marketing Strategies for Creators

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