Hi and thanks. my pixels are 650 X 400. I have tried smaller pixels but each time when I dnload to facebook it crops about 40% off of the image. I only have what photo software comes with a mac laptop. By "appear full size" I mean no matter what size I dnload facebook seems to cut about 40%. I'v tried about 10 suggestions googled but none work. Much obliged.Hi, and welcome to TSG.
1) The current dimensions for Facebook cover photos are 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall for the desktop version of Facebook and 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall for the mobile version. Which version is your cover photo?
2) What is the exact resolution (in pixels) of your Mac laptop screen?
3) What do you mean by "appear full size"?
4) What picture manipulating software do you have available to work with?
Ha! sorry I am not being very clear. Thanks for your indulgence. I have a photo of a painting of mine on my mac laptop. I want to use it as my FB cover photo. When I download it onto FB about 40% is cropped off. I resized it with macs "preview" to the correct pixel size for FB yet 40% is always cropped off not matter how small I shrink the photo. I don't have photoshop or any other photo apps. Not sure how they would help anyway? Perhaps "preview" is not really reducing the pixels? Is there another way to size a photo to meet FB's requirements? Much obliged.Allow me to make one correction to my first post. The current size of a Facebook cover photo is 820 x 312 pixels.
I have no idea what you are trying to do. Your first post makes it sound like there is a cover photo on some Facebook page that you wish to download FROM Facebook to your Mac laptop and then manipulate it so that it appears full size, in some manner on your Mac laptop. Your second post says you want to download a picture TO Facebook. Copying files from one's computer to some website is typically referred to as Uploading. Copying files from some website to one's computer is typically referred to as Downloading.
Are you attempting to Upload a picture from your Mac laptop TO Facebook to use as a cover photo? Is that photo 650 X 400 pixels in size? Do you want the full photo to appear in the desktop version of Facebook or the mobile version? A photo properly scaled for the desktop version will appear to have the sides chopped off when scaled in the mobile version. A photo properly scaled for the mobile version will appear to have the top and bottom chopped off when viewed in the desktop version. There is no way to get around that.
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