Image Size Limits

To ensure GitPitch slide decks viewed online can be loaded and rendered without undue delays for your audience a 1Mb file size limit is now enforced for all JPG, PNG, and GIF images.

These file size limits exists for image content displayed inline or as backgrounds on slides.

While we strongly encourage you to size-optimize all image assets used by your GitPitch slideshow presentations, GitPitch now automatically detects, rejects, and reports images that exceed the size-limit directly within your slides.

For example, the following screenshots show how inline and background images that exceed the 1Mb size limit are reported directly within their respective slides:

GitPitch Desktop ships with a built-in image compression tool that is both simple and fast to use. There are also numerous free and commerical tools available that are capable of reducing image size while preserving image quality. Simply resizing some images can also deliver a significant reduction in file size.

While you can use absolutely any tool to size-optimize your images, if you are not using GitPitch Desktop we can recommend This is a free online service that does an excellent job of size-optimizing png and jpg image files for use on the Web.

A similar free online service called can be used to size-optimize gif images.