A Guide to Facebook Page Image Sizes

by rocketmatter-admin November 5, 2012

Have a Facebook Page and want to optimize your Timeline? Follow the image size guidelines below.

The dimensions are pixels and the width and height are optimal sizes. Facebook will resize some of the images that don’t meet the specific dimensions, but take the time to get it right for maximum effect.

Cover photo – 851 x 315
A cover is the larger photo at the top of your timeline, right above your profile picture. The with can be as little as 720 pixels wide and Facebook will stretch it out to fix.

Profile picture – 180 x 180
Facebook will not stretch a smaller picture to fit. Your profile picture must be at least 180 pixels wide.

Views and App icons – 111 x 74
Views and apps appear under your Page’s cover.

Milestone and highlighted images – 843 x 403
Milestones are key moments you’ve decided to highlight on your Page. They are automatically expanded to widescreen.

Pinned post – 403 x 403
Pinned posts are posts chosen to be displayed prominently at the top of the Page for a period of seven days. If the image is not the optimal size, Facebook will show from the center of the image until it reaches 403 pixles.

Ad image – 110 x 72
All ad images are displayed in the dimensions of 100 pixels wide x 72 pixels tall. Your image should be at least this size. If you use a bigger image. it will be automatically resized. Tip: Header: 25 characters, Body: 135 characters.

Event image size – 173 x 173
Your image will be automatically resized to 173 pixels when you post it. Just make sure whatever image you choose is square.

Use the image viewer on your computer to resize and crop pictures. And if you want to get more creative, check out the terrific online photo editor, Pixlr.com.

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