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    Seriously? How do I get my Post Images to Crop and Display Right on Facebook?


    I have a community facebook page associated with my site and I'm trying to share different posts on it. No matter what I do the image crop is going to be goofy.
    Doesn't happen everytime, but enough to cause problems. I'm using the Social Share part of Yoast's SEO for Facebook but it doesn't make a difference.
    Is there something that will fix this?
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    I feel your pain. Youtube has a similar problem.

    I don't personally know of any way to get more control over the image crops. Some speculate that the feature was removed for legal reasons. I don't know how helpful that speculation is, though. Other folks, smarter than me, might have more ideas.

    Off the top of my head, I know that you can manually add images to links you post on FB. You could try manually cropping the photos as well, before you upload them. If you crop a photo to the exact size that Facebook will show it on your page, they won't have anything else to crop. I assume they'd have to use your cut in that case. Of course, doing everything manually would probably also be a pain in the butt
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    I had heard about the Legalities of the cropping thing. I swear, for me, I'm finding Facebook is becoming more of a liability than an asset.
    I guess I could try just preparing a special image for Facebook Post like you said. It's just sometimes it crops just fine, other times, not so good.
    It does seem the larger the image, the worse it is.
    Anyway, thanks.
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    You could try to maintain proportions then it should resize and not crop.

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    I am not really sure: I may be not that kind of perfectionist but mine seem to look fine. Maybe share a screenshot for me to understand what makes you unhappy with yours?
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    Like this:



    To me it just looks really bad. Totally defeats the whole purpose of posting an image.

    And it's not every image. Like I said it looks to be to larger ones that go bad.

    Forgive my ignorance, but how would I get the "proportion" right?
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    Ok, here are a couple of tools which may help:

    * Canva has specific templates that allow you to size images for Facebook posts
    * Image resizer (Twitter, Facebook, Linked, and more!) lets you easily size your images to fit various platforms

    Also, we are using warfareplugins . com - it allows to assign different images for different platforms. For example, you can upload an image to be shared on Pinterest (Portraits work better there) and then use a different image to be shared on Facebook (Properly sized, usually Square or Landscape images work best there)
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    Well Thanks!
    I'll check those out.
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    Hi

    We are using pixlr for Image resizing or cropping and we find it is very useful and interesting
    What's your opinion about that particular tool? Can you share with us?



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    Originally Posted by aegisinfoways
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    We are using pixlr for Image resizing or cropping and we find it is very useful and interesting
    What's your opinion about that particular tool? Can you share with us?
    Right off the bat, Pixlr requires Flash and I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been having nothing but trouble with Firefox & Flash lately. Apparently there are some issues with Flash of late.

    I also tried out another tool I've found. It's called Pablo. Works ok I guess.

    Honestly, the best thing I've found that works consistently is just make another image by resizing the original to around 200px by 200px
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    Originally Posted by Philbeaux
    Right off the bat, Pixlr requires Flash and I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been having nothing but trouble with Firefox & Flash lately. Apparently there are some issues with Flash of late.

    I also tried out another tool I've found. It's called Pablo. Works ok I guess.

    Honestly, the best thing I've found that works consistently is just make another image by resizing the original to around 200px by 200px
    That Pablo tool seems to be really useful, thank you for that.
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    Hi. You can use this tool called SnagIt for resizing and editing your images for Facebook.
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    Well if you can code in php,html and can use Open Graph Protocol along with meta property tags, than create a plugin in that will a separate image that match the size that Facebook use in post and make a dialog (html-css) for uploading photo from wp-admin and use along it with og:image, this can resolve your problem.
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    I experienced this problem regarding images on fb when i were uploaded the new dp and it gives the msg to me to crop that images but in simple posts i never experienced this problem. But i solved the problem regarding profile picture, i uploaded my profile pictures t the fb by my mobile phone instead of PC or Lappy.

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