Every social media platform has a different array of images needed in order to set it up properly. The common thread is that they don’t often list the size image needed until you are already into the upload process.

Since several of my students and clients recently have requested this info (Hi Marcy!)  I’m posting it here where it can be the most accessible for everyone.  The infographic is the work of the bold folks over at LunaMetrics. I’d like to thank them for making it freely share-able!

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Facebook ?Sometimes you just need a basic bit of information.

Today’s tidbit concerns the new Facebook Timeline. There are lots of tutorials for adapting to Facebook’s new way of doing things but I find that most of them leave out one simple and practical bit of information – the size of the images you’ll need to use. So, in the interest of being useful here they are:

  • Cover Image – 851 x 315 pixels
  • Profile Image – 200 x 200 pixels  (leave a 12 pixel  border to allow for Facebook’s auto-cropping)
  • App Images – 111 x 74 pixels

Keep in mind that these images cannot include price or purchase information, contact info, calls to action or references to Facebook features such as Like or Share.

For a more in-depth look at the new Timeline check out my recent series on SixEstate – Grappling with Timeline Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3 will be online Monday morning.

Image by birgerking, used under its Creative Commons license.


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