Facebook introduced it’s new profile interface on the show 60 minutes few weeks back, and now almost everyone has switched to the new profile. All those who haven’t are missing some serious fun on the new profile, you can do lots with the new profile. Lots of users who have already switched to the new look are trying out ways to customize their profile page by coming across some minor hacks on the page. Check out this custom profile below and see what I want to share about:
Looks tempting doesn’t it? Not the cake..the way how the page looks! Started by a French Artist Alexandre Oudin, this has now become a trend. Well, you can do this to your page too, just follow the steps below :
- First things first, if you haven’t activated the new profile page then go do it now. If for some unearthly reason you want to stick to the old page then this won’t help you. By any chance if you’ve closed that reminder of ‘Get the New Profile’ then click on Facebook New Profile Page to activate the new profile.
- Once you’re on the new profile, you’ll see that there is a recent photo strip just below your information. So, to make the hack work, you’ll need to find yourself or crop the photo you want to use into 692 pixels in width. The width of the page from the left edge of your profile picture to the right edge of your photo strip is 692 pixels.
- Now after you’re done with selecting the image, you need to use a photo editing tool to crop it down to 692 pixels as mentioned before. Photo editing tools are your choice, whatever you feel comfortable with can be used.
- You’ll need to use the photo editor to now crop the left-side of your photo into 180 pixels wide and 540 pixels in height. This will be your profile picture, only thing is it’ll show up bigger than how your normal pictures shows up. So be sure to a higher resolution image in the first place.
- Next you need to crop the photos for the strip on top, and for this you’ll have to first crop the main photo to 492 pixels wide and 68 pixels high. SO now this will look like a strip, but you need to further separate this strip into 5 crops. Remember to leave a gap wide enough of about 20 pixels when you crop from the top of the page as the profile picture is 20 pixels higher than the photo strip.
- Now, for the photo strip you need to use the 492 by 68 pixels photo and then further crop it to 5 separate photos each 96.8pixels wide and 68pixels high. Leave about 2 pixels of space between each of these photos when you crop then. This is where all the complicated measured cropping ends.
- To upload is easy, but you need to be careful how you upload and tag these photos, first you need to upload these from right to left and then start tagging them from right to left. Does that sound simple to you? The image on the right should be tagged first and the image on the left of all the five images should be tagged last.
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- 5 Tips to Create a Popular Facebook Fan page
- Facebook New Group Feature & How to create Facebook group?
Alas! It’s all done, although you may not get it right the first time. Keep trying if you want to show off to your other friends who have no clue what’s going on or you can just give up and quit Facebook for good.
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