Lots of images in the Socio Platform must be square (1:1 aspect ratio), just like in social media profiles. When you upload icon images to your Event App that aren't square, the system automatically squares them after uploading, though the result will likely be stretched — and we want to help you design a beautiful app!

Check out this short tutorial video, or read the written instructions below to learn how to square your images without stretching them.

⭐ Keep in mind, resizeimage.net is a third-party platform, so please reach out to them directly if you have any problems or unwanted results when using the site.

How to square an image

First, head to resizeimage.net and click the Upload an Image button to upload the image you want to square.

Screenshot of the Upload an Image button on resizeimage.net

Scroll down to option 4, Resize your image. Uncheck the Keep Aspect Ratio box, then select White under the "Fill in the background..." heading. If your image is a transparent PNG or GIF file, select Transparent instead.

Screenshot showing the Keep Aspect Ratio option as unchecked and the White option selected.

Now, update the fields to the right of the percentage field underneath the resize slider. The larger number should replace the smaller of the two. For example, if the first one is 944 and the second is 230, then 944 should replace 230 so the two fields match.

Screenshot showing the number before and after it was edited.

Now, click Resize Image at the bottom of the page, then click Download Image.

Screenshot showing the Resize Image and Download Image buttons.

That's it! Now, you can get back to uploading images into the Socio Platform! 🔼

Questions? Chat Us or Email support@socio.events

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