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Vuong Luu
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How to create High Quality Cover photo for Facebook?

Jan 15, 2014 11:54 PM

Hi everyone,


I know that Facebook reduces the resolution for Facebook cover page and profile picture. However, I have noticed that there are many Pages that uploaded beautiful Cover photo without any reduced resolution (apparently).


For example:

You guys can also check out these pages, they have pretty awesome looking Timeline photos!


I've tried using the "magic" size format of 850 x 350 , but it seems that the quality will still be reduced no matter what. The above pages' photos are always pretty clear and not blur like normal pages.


Can anyone help me to inspect and suggest how I can do the same? Thank you

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    Jan 16, 2014 12:27 AM   in reply to Vuong Luu

    those are pngs, hence the lack of jpeg artefacts. did they come straight from facebook? i can't check from work.


    most of the time you see 'pixellation' on facebook its because its compressing whatever you upload into a low quality jpeg, not because of resolution.

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    Jan 16, 2014 4:33 AM   in reply to Vuong Luu

    as I said I can't check from work. can you not do the same, then? just make PNGs at that res and upload them?

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    Jan 16, 2014 11:14 AM   in reply to Vuong Luu

    Here is what I do (its a little different as we use an image and vector art):


    In your final version "save for web"- png24 open in photoshop verify your size of 850x351 at 72 dpi. 


    If your size and resolution is good, upload the .png  This has proven to get the best results.  Also when you create your art make sure that you have checked "align to pixel grid".


    Good luck

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    Jan 17, 2014 12:25 AM   in reply to Vuong Luu

    Vuong Luu wrote:


    btw, I don't know what "work" you're talking about, if those above,  then they are not my work @@


    i mean I'm at my job, where facebook is blocked. 'at work' is unfamiliar vernacular?

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