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Facebook Pictures : Make Your Own Photo Banner

Updated on September 3, 2011
Photos in the banner position
Photos in the banner position

This is a step by step guide on how to put a photo in the banner position (underneath your details on your profile page) on Facebook.

Facebook chooses photos to go in this position from those tagged with your name. It puts the most recently tagged first. You can delete the tags on the ones already there, or just add the new photos.

If someone tags you in a photo after this set up you will have to remove the tag to keep your banner intact.

Step One (optional) : Removing existing tags

Click on "remove" tag to get rid of any photos you don't want showing on the banner position
Click on "remove" tag to get rid of any photos you don't want showing on the banner position

Step Two : Prepare Photo

The photo you want to use in the banner should be 480 pixels wide by 67 pixels high. You will need to crop your photo to these dimensions.

Crop the width first (keep the photo's aspect ratio).

Resize the width of your photo 480 pixels
Resize the width of your photo 480 pixels

Crop using the assign size/ratio option to make the photo the correct size. Put width 480 and height 67 in the dialogue box.

Make the width 480 pixels
Make the width 480 pixels

Choose the part of the photo you want to use.

Crop the area you want to use
Crop the area you want to use

Step Three: Splitting the Photo in Five Parts

Once you have the full photo cropped to size, you need to split it into five separate photos. Using the crop tool again assign a size of 96 pixels by 67 pixels and crop each photo. Just use your eye to move the crop box to the next position. It doesn't have to be perfectly precise.

Crop the photo into five parts 96x67 pixels
Crop the photo into five parts 96x67 pixels

If your photo program (I use Photoscape) has a "save cropped area" then use this. It makes keeping track of your last crop easier.

You should end up with five small photos ready to upload to Facebook.

Save your photo into five separate files.
Save your photo into five separate files.

Step Four : Upload to Facebook

Upload the five photos to Facebook. I put them in a separate album called Header. Set the viewing of these photos to "EVERYONE" so that people can see it when they click on your profile.

The five photos in a separate album.
The five photos in a separate album.

Step Five : Tag Your Photos IN REVERSE ORDER

The last step is to tag these new photos with your name. Remember that Facebook puts the most recently tagged photo first so you must tag them in reverse order.

Tag with your own name in reverse order (photo at position 5 first)
Tag with your own name in reverse order (photo at position 5 first)

Check your profile page and you should be all done. Enjoy!

All done!
All done!

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      buzzer 5 years ago

      It doesn't work to me... even if I tagged in reverse order they mix every time I update the page

      https://www.facebook.com/Buzzsetters?ref=tn_tnmn

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      Katie Paul 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      It only works on a PROFILE page, not a fan page. On a fan page the photos always appear in random order.

      K

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