Techie Tip of the Week: Picking the right size for your Facebook profile picture

20120811-151312.jpgCreated a Facebook page and picked out a great photo to be the profile picture, only to have it appear squished or otherwise out of sorts?

Here are some tips for making your profile picture look the way you want it to:

  1. Make sure your photo is square-shaped. Facebook automatically squishes rectangle-shaped images into square-shaped for the profile picture.
  2. Keep in mind that profile pictures display at 160 pixels wide by 160 pixels tall. Although the image you upload must be at least 180×180, the photo resizes to 160×160. A 320×320 picture should end up looking great as a profile picture.
  3. Because profile pictures show up next to your name around the site, pick a photo or logo that represents your Page well.

For more details, visit Facebook’s help page at:

http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=315809258465467

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