Want to make an impression on your Social Media Channels? Then you really need to think about your cover photo’s. Ask yourself “Does it tell your customers what your business is about?” Let us touch on Facebook
According to Facebook your cover photo is displayed at: 820 pixels wide x 312 pixels tall on desktops and 640 pixels wide x 360 pixels tall on smartphones. It’s best to test how your image looks on both desktop and mobile devices to ensure that no elements are cut off based on screen size.
Unlike the limited space allotted in your profile picture, the ample size of your cover photo is where you can go the extra mile to describe what your brand truly stands for.
If you need help creating a great looking Cover Photo, why not take a look at 5 helpful design tools to get you underway
Free tools to create your own cover photo:
For the Photoshop-challenged among us, there are a plethora of design tools that are made to assist in our design adventure. Below, you’ll find our favorite (free) five:
Canva is a lifesaver for the social media managers everywhere. This tool has pre-set sizes for all of your social media assets (including cover photos) so your creations come out perfect every time. Plus, it’s got a ton of beautiful built-in designs for everything from backgrounds to icons to fonts.
Similarly to Canva, Fotor is a design tool made with social media images in mind. Start with a pre-set size depending on your social needs (like creating an awesome Facebook cover) and use their design features to drag and drop your way to a gorgeous photo. As an added bonus, Fotor also has cover photo templates ranging from event invites to holiday greetings.
Wish your cover photo looked more like your favorite Instagram image? Upload it to PicMonkey to easily add cool editing effects to it. While PicMonkey has some neat features, be aware that many of its offerings are only available with the paid plans.
One image not enough to get your point across? Use Picscatter to easily create a collage. But before you get started, come ready with the exact size that you want your cover photo to be, as this tool does not have pre-set social sizes.
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Don’t be put off by this website’s old school design, this super simple service lets you upload any image and convert it into a perfect looking cover photo. Customize your pic with text or doodles just like you would on that old Paint program you know and love.