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How can I make sure that my photos display in the highest possible quality?

We automatically resize and format your photos when you upload them to Facebook. To help make sure your photos appear in the highest possible quality, try these tips:

Resize your photo to one of the following supported sizes:
Regular photos: 720px, 960px or 2048px wide
Cover photos: 851px by 315px
To avoid compression when you upload your cover photo, make sure the file size is less than 100KB
Save your image as a JPEG with an sRGB color profile
You can also changes your settings so that your photos are uploaded in HD by default.

If you’re using a headshot as your profile photo I recommend creating a square image that is somewhere in the 900 x 900 pixel range. The square size will help you control how your image is cropped and the 900 x 900 pixel size is a comfortable size for headshots in the “lightbox” view. I would caution against using group photos or images with a lot of little details as they may get lost at the 160 x 160 pixel size and certainly at the even smaller sizes used throughout Facebook.

If you’re using a logo or graphic the minimum size of 180 x 180 pixels will probably work just fine. One benefit of creating your logo art at 180 x 180 pixels is that you will have a more accurate preview of how it will appear when it is resized to 160 x 160 pixels. If your logo has some details to it that your fans may want to get a better look at you may want to make your image larger to show those details.
Image Specs:
Recommended Facebook image sizes for headshots is 1080 x 1080
Recommended Facebook image sizes for logos/graphics is 180 x 180
Will appear as 160 x 160 pixels on timeline & newsfeed
Will appear as 40 x 40 next to posts
Will appear as 32 x 32 next to comments
Saving images as .PNG may improve quality

Facebook Shared Image — 1280 x 720, 1280 x 960, 900 x 900

1,280 x 720

You might recognize the 1280 x 720 size as a popular HD video size. What you may not know is that it also happens to be one of the most versatile image sizes you can create your social content at and the fact that it is a popular HD video size is a primary reason it’s so versatile. Images sized at 1280 x 720 can be used across almost any mainstream social media site with little to no significant cropping or resizing.

One downside to the 1280 x 720 size is because it is shorter and longer than most other standard Facebook shared image sizes it sacrifices quite a bit of pixel surface area. This is especially noticeable on mobile devices. And because 30% of Facebook’s active monthly users ONLY access Facebook via a smartphone this may be a deal breaker for those who don’t mind spending the extra time creating separate images.

900 x 900

Ah, the ole’ reliable square. For the most part a 900 x 900 pixel (or larger) square is a great size to create your Facebook shared images to. There are two really really good reasons to use a square image.

First, Mobile. On the Facebook mobile App a 900 x 900 (or larger) square image will display as 626 x 626 pixels. That’s 274 pixels taller than how the 1280 x 720 pixel size displays on mobile (626 x 352 pixels).

Secondly, repurposing. If you are posting the same images on other social networks a square image is very versatile which could save you from recreating and managing images in different sizes.

There are however a couple social uses where the square shape isn’t ideal, and that is for promoted posts on Facebook and as Video thumbnails on YouTube.
Image Specs:
Recommended Facebook image sizes is 1,280 x 720 pixels
Will appear as 506 x 284 pixels on page timeline (desktop)
Will appear as 470 x 264 pixels on personal newsfeed (desktop)
Will appear as 626 x 352 pixels on iPhone 5s
Recommended Facebook image sizes is 900 x 900 pixels
Will appear as 504 x 504 pixels on page timeline (desktop)
Will appear as 394 x 394 pixels on personal newsfeed (desktop)
Will appear as 626 x 626 pixels on iPhone 5s


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