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New Image Size for Facebook Event Images/Banners

Feb 21st, 2013

Updated March 16, 2014
Updated May 9, 2014

New Photoshop Template

Facebook events banner template 784x295
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Things change a lot… especially event cover photos on Facebook. 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).

fb event cover photo cssAs you can see, my latest template is 784×295. That’s what the CSS file says now, so that’s the size of the template, simple.
The rest of the post still applies.

How Facebook Uses Your Cover Photo To Create Thumbnails

new facebook event banner size exampleFacebook Event Thumbnail on Event PageFacebook doesn’t use the entire cover photo everywhere, they only show a small portion of the event image on your Facebook page.

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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