In order to synchronize a Facebook Cover photo with a Facebook Profile photo using an image that is smaller than “1260x1260 pixels” in size, you will need to add the smaller image to a “1260x1260 pixels” square image, that you should make now, that will serve as a “work-area” for such smaller images.
Note: You will need to read the instructions on Page One through Page Five of this tutorial first in order to understand the instructions below. Thank you.
[Irfanview Screenshot] - “1260x1260-work-area.png” Square Image
The square image shown above has been named “1260x1260-work-area.png.”
[Irfanview Screenshot] - “1260x1260-work-area.png” Square Image with “1024x768 pixels” Example-Image
The Example-Image above, that was added to the “1260x1260 pixels” work-area, is “1024x768 pixels” in size.
[Irfanview Screenshot] - “1260x1260-work-area.png” Square Image with “1024x768 pixels” Example-Image and “958x380.png” Rectangular-Template
Even though the “1024x768 pixels” Example-Image is of a relatively large size, you have little wiggle-room as to where in the Example-Image you can “crop” your “180x180 pixels” Profile photo from, once the “958x380.png” Rectangular-Template has been placed on top of the Example-Image for location reference purposes.
Your only choice here would be to choose a “180x180 pixels” cropping-area near the edges of the image.
Note: You can turn the “958x380 pixels” Rectangular-Template upside down, if you wish, and the synchronization-process will work just as well—as long as the Rectangular-Template stays within the borders of the image you are working on.
[Irfanview Screenshot] - “1260x1260-work-area.png" Square Image with “958x380-flag.png”
The “958x380 pixels” label-pin image above, that we will be working with, is the smallest-size image that can be used to synchronize a Facebook Cover photo and Profile photo.
Any starting image must be at least “958 pixels” in width, and “380 pixels” in height.