Quick Answer: Do I need to resize photos for Facebook?

Summary: It turns out that the resolution of your images is not important, so it does not matter whether you extract images at recommended sizes like 960 or 2048 pixels. Any image size works and each image will be treated with plenty of compression and removal of embedded data.

How do I get my whole picture to fit on Facebook?

Click the “Scale to fit” check box to display the entire profile picture in the thumbnail. When you select this option, Facebook resizes the image to fit in the box.

How do you optimize photos for Facebook to look best?


  1. Resize your image to 2048px on its longest edge.
  2. Use the “Save for Web” function, and select 70% JPEG quality.
  3. Make sure the file is converted to the sRGB colour profile.
  4. Upload it to Facebook, and make sure you tick “high quality” if you are given the option (usually only for uploading albums).

How do I resize a picture to fit Facebook?

When you upload a photo, Facebook shows you a thumbnail of the image. Roll the mouse pointer over the thumbnail and you’ll see a paintbrush icon with the caption, “Edit Photo.” Click the icon to bring up the Photo Editor. Slide the slider below your photo to enlarge or reduce it.

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How do I stop Facebook from resizing my photos?

The only way to prevent that is to make sure the image meets the recommended dimensions before you upload it. There is currently no way to prevent Facebook from cropping large profile pictures.

What’s the best app for resizing photos?

9 Best Apps to Resize Your Images On Your Android Device

  • Photo Compress 2.0. …
  • Photo and Picture Resizer. …
  • Resize Me. …
  • Pixlr Express. …
  • Image Easy Resizer & JPG – PNG. …
  • Reduce Photo Size. …
  • Image Shrink Lite – Batch Resize. Do you want to change the width and height of your photo however you like? …
  • Resize – Square Snap Pic editor.

Why are my Facebook photos so small?

They’re probably maintaining a maximum file size, and hi-res photos are too large, so they’re compressing them. Try limiting your uploaded pictures to 2k (pixels, not file size) or even smaller, until you find a size that doesn’t get compressed.

Why is my Facebook cover photo blurry?

Facebook Cover Photo Size

Facebook cover photos are 820 pixels wide and 312 pixels tall for desktop, and 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall for mobile. If your uploaded image is smaller than these dimensions, Facebook will stretch it to fit, making it look blurry.