Facebook profile photo is blurry

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The profile photo I did for my Facebook business page looks terrible. I'm a graphic designer, so I know about resolution, etc. I made it to the proper size (180 px wide). Anybody else have this problem and know how to make it better?
#web design #blurry #facebook #photo #profile
  • Profile picture of the author Shelle-K
    Hi Laura,

    Take a look at this article on mashable. While your sizing it to standard size, facebook actually crops the image uploaded. It's best to use a 200px size with a 12px border away from any images or text

    Hope this helps

    Originally Posted by Laura B View Post

    The profile photo I did for my Facebook business page looks terrible. I'm a graphic designer, so I know about resolution, etc. I made it to the proper size (180 px wide). Anybody else have this problem and know how to make it better?
    • Profile picture of the author Laura B
      Originally Posted by RushGraphics View Post

      Take a look at this article on mashable. While your sizing it to standard size, facebook actually crops the image uploaded. It's best to use a 200px size with a 12px border away from any images or text
      Thanks for the article! I'll take a look and see if I can fix it.
      Originally Posted by Wasim View Post

      What I like to do is visit a Facebook Business Page and take a screen shot. Take it into Photoshop and measure the size of the image and it comes out pixel perfect, but what I have noticed is that it still seems to be compressed at Facebook because the pixels still seem of slightly less quality.
      That's what it seems like to me, too. I'll give it another try, though.
  • Profile picture of the author social saint
    The current size that FB uses for profile picture is - 180×540. If in excess, the image will be re-sized to fit this resolution.
  • Profile picture of the author Wasim
    What I like to do is visit a Facebook Business Page and take a screen shot. Take it into Photoshop and measure the size of the image and it comes out pixel perfect, but what I have noticed is that it still seems to be compressed at Facebook because the pixels still seem of slightly less quality.
  • Profile picture of the author internetmonkey
    Yes this is really annoying.
  • Profile picture of the author qcloud
    Well, i get frustrated about this before, our logo is just so simple now.
  • Profile picture of the author Jeremie Calvin
    Once you finish with your photoshop pic, flatten the image, select all, and copy it to the clipboard (or PC equivalent). Then open a new file in photoshop, the size of the picture you copied will automatically be the dimensions chosen for you. Just make sure you change the resolution to 300 or higher. Once the new file loads up, paste the pic from your clipboard. Then, save for web as a png-24 file. Forget worrying about the size. That should do it. It worked for me.

    The image "waters" down a bit, but it's still much crisper than if you just save a pic in 72 dpi.

    Hope that helps.

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