If you're ready to do up your new Facebook Timeline, but struggling to make your "cover shot" significant, there's help. As the social networking site becomes more sophisticated with the addition of Timeline, a kind of scrapbook of your life, that cover photo, one that sums up your life or mindset, is larger than what your profile photo is, and hence, more significant.
There are websites that can help you. Mashable shared the sites a few months ago, when Timeline was first announced, but its rollout was delayed until this week. Among the sites that can make choosing a cover shot a snap:
- Cover Photo Finder: This site offers you adorable animal shots and striking nature photographs. It's got lots of choices that are perfect for cover photo's narrow, rectangular shape, kind of a wide-screen effect.
- FaceCoverz: Choose photos on this site by topic: Cartoons, funny, TV shows, animals, movies, games among them. There's a large, searchable index of topics and names — "pug" and "Neil Patrick Harris" among them. There's even a Facebook (like) cover photo and a Facebook (hate) cover photo. (The latter seems a little odd, given the nature of the project, but that's duality for you!)
- MyProfileCover: Get your graphics fix here, including photos with motivational slogans as well as those with your favorite sports heroes or teams, plus many more categories. The downside is, you'll see MyProfileCover.com's name incorporated into the photo, sometimes in tinier fonts than others:
Another site, CoverPhotoz also incorporates its name into its cover shots, but it's less prominent, in general. And website Coverize.me gives you tons of categories from which to choose, including political and social awareness cover shots, like the one below:
With all these options, you won't be stymied for a cover shot. And you can, of course, always change it when you want to.
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