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[Ask] Setting Custom YouTube Thumbnails?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by howard_hughes, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    Hi all..

    Is there a way to set custom YouTube Thumbnails? or a software?

    I tried searching but couldn't get an answer.

    Any pointers from YouTube Pros will be appreciated.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jFEtJCC7L4
    YouTube use to choose thumbnails from the frames at the 25% 50% and 75% positions. There's a lot of older tutorials still floating around with that information, but YouTube changed where they select the thumbnails from so that isn't always accurate now. This video gives the best explanation on how to figure the correct position out by testing it. The website it references has quite a lot of additional info about optimizing and marketing videos. After the video plays you'll see some other videos regarding the same topic, some of them are outdated but many are worth watching.

    Hope that helps. :cool2:
     
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