New Image Size for Facebook Event Images/Banners
Updated March 16, 2014
New Photoshop Template
The image size or dimensions for Facebook’s new Event banners is 768×349. These dimensions, when resized also equal the size of cover photos for pages and personal profiles (851×315). I’ve created my new template at 851×315 just in case Facebook gets tricky and changes something… but that never happens right?
How Facebook Uses Your Cover Photo To Create Thumbnails
The upper, center portion (rectangle) of the cover photo is used as a thumbnail preview on your page’s Timeline. It’s pretty small so I try to have a logo and date in this area.
The entire center portion (square) of the cover photo is used as a thumbnail on your page’s event listings page. This area can also be used when promoting your event.
Photos of people will cause your thumbnails to move around on you. Looks like Facebook notices faces and thinks they’re important… It’s frustrating when you can’t control things like this so I’ve stopped using people in my event cover photos.
Now a box containing the month and date of the event, plus the title are overlaid on top of the event cover photo.
What will they think of next?
Feel free to leave a comment if you experience any difficulties or inconsistencies.
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