How to Synchronize a Facebook Cover Photo
with a Facebook Profile Photo

Also “resize” at this time your “1260x1260 pixels” square image to “1120x1120 pixels” in size. This new size is an “88.9-percent” decrease in size. (The same decrease-ratio as going from “180x180 pixels” to “160x160 pixels” in size, that Facebook will perform on the “180x180 pixels” Profile photo, that you will be uploading later.)

“1120x1120 pixels” Square Image

[Irfanview Screenshot] - “1120x1120 pixels” Square Image

Now, match the “160x160-profile-photo-test-image.png” file to the exact same spot from where you first “cropped” it, on your new, resized “1120x1120 pixels” square image. It should be easy to find the matching spot, as your “23x180 pixels” reference-rectangle came along for the ride from the larger square when the larger square was “resized” to “1120x1120 pixels”!

Once you have your “160x160-profile-photo-test-image.png” file lined-up perfectly on the “1120x1120 pixels” square image, place a “20x160 pixels” reference-rectangle (that you must now fashion)—with the bottom “22-pixels” of that reference-rectangle a different color than its upper “138-pixels” section—right on top of the “23x180 pixels” reference-rectangle, lining up the upper-right corner of the “20x160 pixels” reference-rectangle with the upper-left corner of your “160x160-profile-photo-test-image.png” file.

Then, “delete” the “23x180 pixels” reference-rectangle—that’s underneath the “20x160 pixels” reference-rectangle—from the “1120x1120 pixels” square image.

“1120x1120 pixels” Square Image and “20x160 pixels” Reference-Rectangle

[Irfanview Screenshot] - “1120x1120 pixels” Square Image and “20x160 pixels” Reference-Rectangle

Facebook overlaps the upper “138-pixels” of your Profile photo onto your Cover photo, leaving the remaining “22-pixels” of your Profile photo below the bottom edge of the Cover photo. You won’t be “cropping” the lower “22-pixels” of your Profile photo when making your Cover photo. That “22-pixels” section will display as the lower part of your actual Profile photo.

And you won’t be needing your “160x160-profile-photo-test-image.png” file now, now that the “20x160 pixels” reference-rectangle is in place. Go ahead and “delete” the “160x160-profile-photo-test-image.png” file from the “1120x1120 pixels” square image.

Next, “crop” an “851x315 pixels” rectangular-area from the “1120x1120 pixels” square image, matching the lower-left corner of the “851x315 pixels” rectangular-area to be cropped, with the lower-left-hand corner of the upper “138-pixels” section of your “20x160 pixels” reference-rectangle.

“1120x1120 pixels” Square Image and “851x315 pixels” Cropping-Area

[Irfanview Screenshot] - “1120x1120 pixels” Square Image and “851x315 pixels” Cropping-Area

Close-up of “1120x1120 pixels” Square Image and “851x315 pixels” Cropping-Area

[Irfanview Screenshot] - Close-up of “1120x1120 pixels” Square Image and “851x315 pixels” Cropping-Area