Creating A New Image For Your Facebook Timeline Page

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I finally decided to update my Facebook Timeline Fanpage by creating some new photo images and getting familiarize with the new features. I’m guilty I waited till the end. But I got it done. I prefer the old version, but it’s not like we as users have an option. I don’t think I am alone out there, I see a lot ofย  profiles and fanpages sitting on the old style pages and if they switched over to the new Timeline version they are not utilizing the image features at all.

Maybe most folks are unfamiliar how to use the new timeline version or skeptical what images to add. So later in my post I will briefly touch on how to add an image to your cover photo, profile picture thumbnail and the Icon Apps image to make your page stand out.

Create A Brand With Your Layout Timeline

With the new Timeline layout, a photo image maybe everything to brand who you are or what you’re representing. I won’t profess to be a professional graphic designer, but some things do come natural to me and I like to keep it simple to share with others. First of all, if you have access to a graphic editing tool like Photoshop, gimp, Pixlr, there are tons of other graphic editing tools to use. The one I like to use is Pixlr, because it’s a simple graphic software tool and I like the fact that I don’t have to download the software to my computer. I only save the photo images I create onto my computer.

Just a side note: Remember your images need a host and it may have to be stored on your own computer or in your WordPress file, so don’t delete the saved photo files you may delete your images from where you’re displaying it at.

I have to say, I was apprehensive at first not sure where to start with my fanpage timeline updates, so I decided to start with my photo image brands. Yes.. I said Brands! With the new changes landing pages will no longer be the first thing you see but a cover photo image will take the place of a landing page to get the viewers attention. So be creative with your cover photo image and stay within the guidelines with what facebook request of us, and it keeps them off your back.

Okay, let’s get down to business.

  1. Cover Photo Layout Image: 851 x 315 Pixels
  2. Profile Picture Image Thumbnail: 180 x 180 pixels (fb will make any further image adjustments)
  3. Apps Icon Image: 111 x 74 pixels

Here’s a nice Timeline layout in what to expect in the new Fb Timeline version and how you can use all the features to make your fanpage pop.

Watch This Video To Create Your Own Timeline Image Page

Let me and other online marketers know how you went about creating your new Facebook Timeline page(s) and what you may recommend to use. If this has been helpful, share this post with others with a Tweet and Like. So others don’t get left behind.

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27 Responses to Creating A New Image For Your Facebook Timeline Page

  1. Andrew says:

    This is a great post, I really enjoyed reading this it is full of interesting information thank you for sharing this post with us.

  2. Brian Lagoni says:

    Thanks for this great tutorial… I never used Pixlr but heard is should be awesome. I think I’ll have to give a go- Pretty cool that you can edit without software.

    All the best

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  3. Raena Lynn says:

    Hi Lanikee,

    Thanks for your great tutorial on creating a Timeline cover. I am in the process of changing my fan page and learning all the new features of the layout. I’m also learning about applications since we have more room to use them. Facebook has some guidelines as you mentioned for your Timeline cover and I would like to post it so marketers know what is allowed and not allowed. I had my blog address on my first one and found out that Facebook does not want contact information on the cover. Of course I had to start doing a little research and this is from their guidelines:

    How should I choose a cover photo for my Page?

    Use a unique image that represents your Page. This might be a photo of a popular menu item, album artwork or a picture of people using your product. Be creative and experiment with images your audience responds well to.

    Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain:

    IE.. Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”

    Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section

    References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features

    Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”

    To get the best quality image and fastest load times for your Page, upload an sRGB JPG file that’s 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes.

    All cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your Page will be able to see the image you choose. Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties’ intellectual property. You may not encourage or incentivize people to upload your cover image to their personal timelines.

    Thanks again for inspiring people to get moving and pay attention to their new format.

    Raena Lynn
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  4. Jacob says:

    Thanks for the great tip. I’m going to use pixlr. Was actually looking for a software like that. Great profile image!
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  5. Hey Lani! Thanks for the Facebook Timeline image tips! I haven’t created an official fanpage as of yet but will in the near future. If I’m not mistaken, they image ad can’t be promotional, correct?
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  6. Akos Fintor says:

    Hey Lani,

    Awesome tutorial.
    I haven’t got to doing any tweaks to my timeline on Facebook but I’ll get to it shortly.
    This step by step that you created will come handy for sure.

  7. Great tutorial Lani! I’m one of those people who usually sits back and waits for the dust to clear before jumping into new things like this, primarily because so much of the early chatter having to do with change usually sounds a lot like that fairy tale ‘the sky is falling, the sky is falling!’ But I’d been hoping for awhile FB would make this change to pages so I jumped in as soon as it was possible to create the new timeline. Personally, I’m happy with the new look and love how easy they’ve made it to make changes ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • @Marquita, you took the words right out of my mouth, pertaining to “the sky is falling”. It’s strange how people react to changes and how we running around like chickens without our heads. But of course, some like me wait till the dust do settle and do what is needed. I had fun creating my fb biz page and I suppose I’ll get around to my profile page. Lol

      I’m glad you came by. Mahalo, Lani ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Hi Lani, I have not updated to the new timeline for my personal profile yet so this info should really help me. I’m having my business page updated by a professional because I’m not that great with doing all the graphic work and I want my page to represent my brand well. I will use your tips for my personal and see how it comes out. Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Beth Hewitt says:

    Hey Lani,

    Great to be here, thanks for sharing this. You make it look so easy. I love being creative and I haven’t yet used Pixlr yet, so I will go check that out. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    To Your Success,

    Beth ๐Ÿ™‚
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  10. Amit Shaw says:

    Thanks you so much for sharing the dimensions. I also changed my Facebook Fan Page Cover Picture but due to lack of knowledge about photoshop i cant able to do it well but i will change the size again. Bcz my Cover picture is too large than your giving size.
    Thanks Lani.
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  11. Thanks for listing down the Dimensions of different properties. Will be of great help while using photoshop. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  12. Thank you for sharing this. I really like the new fan page timeline layout. It’s look so appeling. Post tweeted..
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  13. Kostas says:

    Thanks for sharing these tips Lani. To tell you the trueth I don’t like the new timeline but anyway I hope to make my fan page somehow better with your tips since right now it appears only a small square pic and not a large header like you show us that it can be done, thanks again…
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  14. What a great tutorial you have given here. I thought I set up my timeline well, but now I see I have more work ahead of me. I need more pictures and need to create something reflective to my business. Hmmmm I’m still thinking about it, but now I know all about the how to’s from you.
    I greatly appreciate this,
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