Many times you need to know the dimension and size of photos used on giant Social Networking site Facebook such as while designing cover photo of your business page or putting your brand logo in your business page profile picture.If you know the exact dimension and size of these type of pics, you can create your Fan Page cover photo at your own instead hiring someone to do this. Because if you’ve the size and dimension of these pics, you know which area in your Fan page cover photo will be covered by Page profile, what’s should be the width and height of cover photo….and so on.So today I have the size and dimension of all the photos used on Facebook. So without wasting more time, let me reveal you the Facebook Ultimate Cheat sheet for following Images.
- Profile Picture & Timeline cover Photo
- Fan Page Profile Picture & Cover Photo
- Shared Photo
- Custom Tab Photo
- Milestone Photo
- Highlighted Photo
#1 Dimension Of Facebook Profile Pic and Timeline Cover Photo :
Facebook Cover photo is the large photo at the top of your timeline, just after your profile picture. The cover photo size should be 851 pixel wide and 315 pixel tall while the size of profile picture must be at least 180 x 180px it is compressed to 160 x 160px later. And the profile picture displays 23 pixels from left and 210 pixels from the top cover photo.
For more information see the below screenshot.
#2 Dimension of Facebook Fan Page Profile Picture And Cover Photo :
Facebook Fan page cover photo is the top large photo just above your page profile picture. The same photo dimensions apply here in Facebook fan pages too. The cover photo size is 851 pixel wide and 315 pixel tall and the profile picture of your Facebook fan must be at least 180 x 180px. If you upload the smaller fan page cover photo, it will be stretched to the larger size to fit the Facebook dimension. The minimum size of Fan Page cover photo is 399 px wide.
There are many rules for Facebook Fan page Cover photo, we’ll cover them in another post.
Bonus Tip: If your cover photo consists your logo and text-based content, use PNG file for higher quality.
#3 Dimensions of Shared Photo :
When we share any photo either from our Facebook fan page or profile, its dimensions will be 403 pixels wide and 403 pixels tall on the timeline. This photo dimension will shown in the user newsfeed until and unless you didn’t make the photo highlighted or starred.
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#4 Dimension of Custom Tab Photo :
Custom tabs are the tabs just below the ‘Like’ button on your fan page. You can add link to your Photo app, Video App, Notes App or link of any other app on these tabs. So, the dimensions of these tabs photo is 111 x 74 pixels. So, if you are adding link of your any app, widget, the thumbnail of that tab should be of the above mentioned size (See picture second from top in the post).
#5 Dimension Of Milestone Photo :
Milestones are the key moments that you’ve decided to show/highlight on your Fan page or profile. Milestone takes the entire width of the page. Milestone photo displays at the dimension of 843pixels wide and 403pixels tall on your fan page. You can add milestone to show your company/business different important achievements, events, memories etc and share with your audience.
#6 Dimension of Highlighted Photo :
A photo shared/published photo on your Facebook Fan page or profile becomes highlighted photo when you click on the button. The starred photo will be highlighted in your timeline with a star banner. So, when you design any photo for publishing on your Fan page or profile page to show this particular photo starred or highlighted then optimize it by the dimension 843 x 403 pixels. So, that it will be shown in a proper way.
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So,these are the dimensions and sizes of the photos used by Facebook. Hope this will help you next time when you creating banner etc. for your Fan Page. Did i missed anything? Have you liked our post? And for any queries, use our comment box to share with us :)