How to Crop an Image to Use as a Facebook Cover and as a Facebook Profile Picture

iPiccy has numerous Aspect Ratio optons.  These simplify saving photos for the various places that require images of a certain size.

Facebook Cover images are long and narrow.

Follow these steps to create a poperly proportioned photo for your facebook cover:

1.  Go to


2.  Click on the yellow tab, which says Start Editing!

3.  On the next screen [above] click on Upload Photo





Be sure that the camera on the top bar is highlighted [yellow]

Crop is the 3rd of the Basic Editing Tools that are Situated on the Lefthand


Click the drop down menu arrow to the right of the word No Constraints [above illustration] and you will see iPiccy’s huge array of Aspect Ratio options.  Click on Facebook Cover.

A light grid will fall across your photo.   Pull on one of the square corners to size the cropping area to your satisfaction.  For the Facebook Cover, the image will probably need to be full width.  Click in the middle of the cropping area and move it where you like.  You may have difficulty getting all of your image’s height into the cropping frame, as I did; and it may not be possible to place an important line of your image on one of the grid lines.   You can either choose another image [click Cancel] or click Apply.  

To save the image click on the little gray Save tab on the top bar.  Be sure that you change the name of your image when you save it.  You do not want to lose your original photo

Now, let’s try our image in facebook

Go to your facebook page — click somewhere in the current cover image area and the words “Change Cover” will appear.  Click on those words and follow the prompts to browse for the image you saved for your facebook page.


I like to use a photo that is moving from left to right and/or from top left to bottom right.  Compositionally, your image is moving into your

viewing area.  Facing ftont — and placed a bit to the right is also good [placing to the right will avoid conflict with the profile photo]

Note:  the Statue of Liberty [on the profile pic] is facing out of the viewing area.  Try to avoid this.  Your profile photo should face forward  or to the right

The Facebook Profile image is Square.  


Upload the image that you want for your facebook profile.

Click on Crop and choose Square  See:

Click Apply.

Save with a different name than the original





About jackikellum

Jacki Kellum is a Fine Artist, a Designer, and also a writer. For one of her graduate programs, she wrote her thesis on William Blake. Like Blake, much of Kellum's work is about childhood and lost innocence. Also like Blake, Kellum strives to both write and illustrate her work. .

Posted on May 27, 2014, in Aspect Ratio, Crop and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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