Ever since Facebook moved all its users to the timeline format, there has been a lot of focus on the biggest visual change - the cover photo!
When friends get to your Facebook profile, not only do they get to view the small square profile photo but they can also see a large rectangular shaped photo on the top of your page.
Though the cover photo spans over the entire width of the timeline, it does not change its size and remains exactly 720 pixels wide. The picture is usually 265 pixels deep but it may gain some extra depth because of the profile photo box in the lower left corner.
It is best that you upload a picture that has high resolution so that the quality doesn't suffer. You can crop any picture you like and upload it in this section within a few minutes.
So let's take a look at some of the ways in which you can create a Facebook cover for yourself.
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Have You Created A Facebook Cover Image Yet?
@ohcaroline that's great to hear and do let me know how you get on
No, not yet. I want to create a unique FB page just for personal friends aside from my Squidoo FB page. I'm not sure how to approach it yet. I'm taking my time on this. Thanks for the information. I'll use it as a reference.
@MikeRobbers you are very welcome and do try it out - I have seen some wonderful creations as a result of people using it.
The smilebox is a very interesting tip pkmcr. Thanks for sharing.
@fitzcharming that's great to hear and do let me know how you go on with it :-)
I get so confused on FB. I'm just not good at it. Instead of practicing I tend to get frustrated and give up. I think I'll try the smilebox tool too. Thanks for the tips.
@kimbesa do let me know how you go on and share your cover image when you have created it of course :-)
I'll have to try Smilebox! When I go to change my cover (not often) I always have to look up instructions again.
@Ruthi thanks Ruth that's kind of you and glad it helped with the timely reminder :-)
You reminded me of the one thing I alwaysneglect to do when I create my Facebook Timeline images and photos - the watermark!
I created my own graphics for my personal timeline as well as pages, and just recently created one for a group on Facebook for Squidoo lensmaster postcard enthusiasts.