The image requirements below ensure a consistent and harmonious tone across our platform.
Insight Timer is a very visual platform, and you would want to make sure your content stands out with a beautiful image that is clean, simple, easy to understand, and where possible, identifies with your brand too.
We recommend using clean, warm, minimalistic, bold, and compelling images that generate positive emotions in our audience.
Think about the topic you are sharing, and make sure there is a connection between it and your selected image. Consider using keywords, such as your audio benefit, origin, type of practice, and so on, when searching for the right image.
Images build connections – make sure the image you use also serves as a tool to connect to your target audience.
Your track or course's accompanying image must be in high resolution (not blurry), at least 1600x1600 pixels, and have a maximum file size of 20 MB. Content images with less than the specifications above will not be approved.
You either must own the rights to your track or course's images, or it must be royalty-free and in the public domain. If the need arises, we may require proof of ownership/permission.
Here are some suggestions for sites providing royalty-free images:
There are also paid websites where you can source high-quality images:
ILLUSTRATIONS, ARTWORK, AND AI
We allow the use of digital or graphic illustrations, and artwork, given that they harmonize seamlessly with the app interface and also adhere to the other image guidelines outlined in this section. It is crucial that the artwork maintains a refined appearance and avoids any disheveled, disturbing, or unsightly elements. It should align with the theme of your meditation. We do not allow AI-generated images that are unnatural, dark, cluttered themes and contorted faces, limbs, and subjects that may cause confusion.
FILTERS & COLORS
Images should not be in black & white. They should also not have all-black or all-white backgrounds. Preferably use natural light and colors. Please refrain from using unnatural-looking filters.
Feel welcome to use high-resolution images of yourself that will transmit a sense of welcome, grounding, and warmth. Please note that selfies are not allowed.
NO LOGOS, TEXT, OR FRAMES
Images should not have logos or text overlaid on them. Logos include any graphics, clipart, and any additional elements, frames, or overlays that are not original to the photo. The text includes timestamps, hand-lettering, fonts, and photos that include letters or numbers (prints on t-shirts, signage, wall writings, etc.).
NO DEPICTION OF VIOLENCE AND/OR NUDITY
Images must be uplifting and inspirational. Images must not contain nudity, be sexually suggestive, or depict any violence.
If you have worked together with another publisher to create content, please avoid excess editing/adding a photoshopped background, and so on. You can refer to these profile photos as examples: Saqib & Charles and Wakes.
We recommend darker images or images with a plain black background as long as it's for sleep tracks. For reference, please find sleep images here.
FOR PARENTS TRACKS
Illustrations are recommended for this type of content. For reference, please find related images here.
If the accompanying track image submitted does not adhere to our requirements, we reserve the right to reject the track until these are met.
For more information, please read our complete Requirements and Guidelines for Teachers.