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Tips for Better Quality Facebook Cover Photos

Ah, Facebook image quality. It’s rather or hit or miss wouldn’t you say?

Especially when it comes to Facebook Cover photos!

I like to design my cover photos in Photoshop, but I’ve found that the recommended dimensions of 851 x 315 pixels are extremely small, and just don’t seem to give enough space and quality to work with. It was tough to fit what I wanted on my cover photo, while still making sure the clarity was good enough to post.

It took me a bit of experimenting to come up with a good workaround, but I think I found the perfect sweet spot!

I doubled the recommended values; creating a blank document of 1702 x 630 pixels at 300 ppi.

This made sure that the cover photo would still fit on my timeline without cutting anything off, and also allowed me more room to place my images and text, without the “crunchy” quality I had been seeing before!

Another tip for clearer images: try uploading as a .PNG file instead of a .JPEG!

If you’ve been having trouble getting great-looking Facebook cover photos, experiment with both and see what works best for you!

Free Facebook Cover Photoshop Template for Business Pages

Show off your favorite images on your Facebook Business Page with this
Free Facebook Cover Photoshop Template!


The gorgeous desktop stock image I used for this post is courtesy of EmeryHouse.

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