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

Start of Optional-Instructions Three: How to synchronize a Facebook Cover photo with a Facebook Profile photo using an image that is at least “2014 pixels” in width and “624 pixels” in height—
for “Business-Oriented” Facebook pages

12/23/2016: Pages Eight thru Ten of this tutorial have been updated to reflect the new dimensions and placement of “Business-Oriented” Facebook page Cover and Profile photos. Facebook is now separating the Cover and Profile photos on their “Business-Oriented” Facebook pages (instead of over-lapping the photos, as they did before), with the Profile photo now off to the left of the Cover photo.

In order to synchronize a Facebook Cover photo with a Facebook Profile photo on “Business-Oriented” Facebook pages, you will need an image that is at least “2014 pixels” in width and “624 pixels” in height.

Below is a “3000x1200 pixels” work area you will be using, that can be downloaded from here, or from Page Ten.

Note: It would be helpful to first read the instructions on Page One through Page Seven of this tutorial to fully understand the instructions below. Thank you.

“3000x1200 pixels” work area

[Irfanview Screenshot] - “3000x1200 pixels” work area and Reference-Rectangles

The work area shown above, for use with “Business-Oriented” Facebook-page synchronization, is “3000x1200 pixels” in size, and has been named “3000x1200-work-area.png.” You will notice there is a lime-colored “perimeter border template” and two small “reference rectangles ” included with the work area.

“4889x1111 pixels” Wikimedia Image

[Irfanview Screenshot] - “4889x1111 pixels” Wikimedia Image

“Copy-and-paste” the lime-colored template from the “3000x1200 pixels” work area onto the “4889x1111 pixels” Wikimedia image seen above (that you can download from this Wikimedia web page with stipulated permissions).

The panoramic Wikimedia image was taken from atop 30 Rockefeller Center, on the island of Manhattan, in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City, looking south, in December of 2005 by scientist and photographer Daniel Schwen.

It would be nice to have more of the Empire State Building within the “340x340 pixels” square “Profile photo” section of the lime-colored template that you have positioned on the panoramic image above. Let’s “delete” the lime-colored template, then “resize” the image to “3500x795 pixels” in size, and see if that helps.

[If you have the “Maintain proportions” option checked in your Image Editor, just typing “3500” into the “width” box, and then hitting the “Tab” key, will auto-set the height to “795.”]

Resized “3500x795 pixels” Wikimedia Image

[Irfanview Screenshot] - Resized “3500x795 pixels” Wikimedia Image

There, that’s better! The lime-colored template that you copied-and-pasted onto the panoramic image is positioned right where you want it.

“3500x795 pixels” Wikimedia Image

[Irfanview Screenshot] - “3500x795 pixels” Wikimedia Image “zoomed-in” to show the upper-left-hand corner of the lime-colored template.

Next, “zoom-in” to the upper-left-hand corner of the lime-colored template and place the yellow “340x17-px reference rectangle” (copied-and-pasted from the “3000x1200 pixel” work area) directly on top of the thin, red rectangle on the lime-colored template. “Delete” the lime-colored template, then “group” the yellow “340x17-px reference rectangle” with the “3500x795 pixels” Wikimedia Image to keep the reference rectangle from moving.

[During repeated use of the two reference rectangles included on the “3000x1200 pixel” work area, it’s easy for those reference rectangles to loose their exact shape; so if the yellow “340x17-px reference rectangle” does not line up perfectly with the thin, red rectangle on the lime-colored template, simply download another “340x17-reference-rectangle.png” file from Page Ten, and use that one instead.

You may also inadvertantly “ungroup” the compiled sections of the lime-colored template on the “3000x1200 pixel” work area during your work, throwing the lime-colored template off by a pixel here or there...so download another “3000x1200-work-area.png” file from Page Ten as needed to maintain accuracy.]

“3500x795 pixels” Wikimedia Image

[Irfanview Screenshot] - Close-up of “3500x795 pixels” Wikimedia Image and yellow “340x17-px reference rectangle”

With the yellow “340x17-px reference rectangle” secured to the “3500x795 pixels” Wikimedia image, “crop” a “2014x624 pixels” area from the Wikimedia image, starting from the lower-left corner of the reference rectangle, as shown above.

“Save” this “2014x624 pixels” cropped area from the Wikimedia image as:
[ top-rock-2014x624-template.jpg ].