Use a Scrapbook Layout as an Online Profile Pic

by Megan Hoeppner

Just because it's called "Facebook" does not mean your profile picture has to include a face. Turn a digital scrapbook page into your profile pic on Facebook following these easy steps:   

1. Research your website avatar requirements. Some have specific size limitations (requiring that your image is sized to a square, for example) that will impact how you save the file you want to upload.

2. Keep the design on the simple side. Many sites will allow users to click on the avatar to see a larger version of the image, but this isn't always the case. Keep in mind that the image will be small and use a simplistic design that will still stand tall when it's sized down to a tiny format.

3.  Use a larger photograph. For the reasons stated in number two, your picture(s) will be more visible on the micro scale if it's larger to begin with.

This is how your Pam Talluto's layout looks on her Facebook account, when it's sized down to an avatar.

Scrapbook Layout as Facebook Profile Picture

Your Facebook friends can see an enlarged image of your layout by clicking directly on the avatar.

Scrapbook Layout as Facebook Profile Picture

 

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To learn more about how to make the most of your digital photos, check out the July/August 2010 "Tips & Tricks" column found in Creating Keepsakes magazine.

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