The panoramic photo that now graces the top of every Facebook profile is pretty, but it’s a far cry from practical. Most cameras don’t take photos that fit into it.
Photo startup Aviary announced on Thursday that it would address this problem with a crop tool designed specifically for the Facebook Timeline cover photo.
The tool is part of a new Facebook photo editing app the company launched in January. To use it, you’ll need to approve the app. “Cover photo” is now an option under the crop tool menu, and it automatically creates a movable and resizable frame that crops your photo at the correct size for Timeline.
When you’re finished, the photo should fit perfectly into your Timeline, like this:
There are, of course, other ways to deal with the odd size of the Timeline cover photo. One cover designer app not only crops photos at the right size, but makes a cover and profile photo from the same image. And most of the time, Facebook’s option to drag a cover photo within its frame before publishing it works just fine.
But if you have a photo that requires more precision cropping, Aviary’s new tool is a handy alternative.
Do you have any tips for designing Facebook Timeline covers? Share them in the comments.
We're big fans of the new "cover photo" option. It gives users a chance to be really creative with their profile page and express themselves more than the old design ever did.
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