One of the trends on Facebook fan pages is using an oversized logo to make a bigger impact. It can be up to 200px wide by 600px high.
One of the problems with an oversized logo is determining which part will be scaled down to make the avatar for the fan page. I used to think that you had to measure out the right segment and have the area you wanted to be the avatar in a specific part of the larger logo. And maybe it used to be this way and I missed that there was a better way. Or maybe the better way is a newer feature (it’s not like Facebook changes things every other day and is poor at communication).
But there’s a really easy way to select the avatar from the larger logo.
Here’s how to do it.
- Hover over the logo until you see the link that says ‘Change Picture’ with the pencil to the right
- Click on the pencil
- Click on Edit Thumbnail
- You will get a pop-up box. There is a teeny version of your logo. Click and drag the logo around in that box. The part that fits within the square is what will be used as the page avatar.
I am not currently using an oversized logo on my own fan page as when it reappears in a fan or like box, it is scrunched and not displayed properly. I’m not sure if this is a Facebook issue or if there is something I can do to correct it.