Design Your Artwork

Cover art is what helps listeners visually identify your podcast and should represent the brand or logo of your show. Creating interesting or otherwise compelling artwork can help your show attract new listeners and potentially gain new subscribers.

Here are some cover art best practices:

  • Make your artwork simple and easily recognizable for search results.
  • Include your podcast title.
  • Use clear, large fonts and relevant imagery.
  • Use the maximum resolution of 3000 x 3000 pixels.
  • Avoid including logos of sponsors or ad groups.
  • Avoid putting artwork elements at the bottom of your image as they may be obscured by play progress indicators.
  • Be mindful of Dark Mode.


For artwork inspiration, see the Top Shows chart on Apple Podcasts.

Artwork requirements

Cover art for your podcast must meet these technical specifications:

  • Size: square; minimum 1400 x 1400 pixels and maximum 3000 x 3000 pixels (preferred)
  • Resolution: 72 dpi
  • File type: JPEG or PNG
  • Colorspace: RGB

Additionally, artwork must be original and can’t contain any of the following:

  • Blurry, misaligned, mismatched, or pixelated images
  • Explicit language
  • Placeholder images
  • Apple Inc., Apple Podcasts, or iTunes Store logos
  • The terms Apple Inc., Apple Podcasts, Apple Music, iTunes Store, or iTunes
  • Visual representation of Apple hardware
  • References to illegal drugs, profanity, or violence

All media associated with your podcast must be independently hosted and linked under the appropriate tags in its RSS feed. Refer to Podcasts Connect Help for more details.

Episode artwork

While show cover art is a requirement for all podcast submissions, episode images are optional. 

Episode artwork is a great way to attract new listeners. Consider creating unique images for each episode that focus on the talent or topics covered. 

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