How to Crop Photos on Facebook

By Jennifer Leighton

Your Facebook photos lend personalization to your profile, and Facebook's users each create an average of 90 pieces of content, such as photos, every month. When you upload a new photo to Facebook, you may want to crop the photo to improve its appearance. Although this is a simple process, photo cropping can be done only in limited circumstances. All photos that you wish to crop must be first uploaded as a profile photo, and you may crop only newly uploaded profile photos. To crop a profile photo when you upload it to Facebook, follow a few simple steps.

Step 1

Log in to Facebook with your email address and personal password.

Step 2

Select "Edit Profile" in the top-center of the screen.

Step 3

Select "Profile Picture" from the menu options at left.

Step 4

Select the "Browse" button. This will allow you to browse pictures on your computer to select one for the profile photo.

Step 5

Double click on the picture to be used as the profile photo. Click "Open." The photo will now upload to your Facebook profile, which may take a few moments. The photo will then appear in the middle of the screen.

Step 6

Select "Profile" and then select the "Photos" option from the menu on the left.

Step 7

Select the "Profile Pictures" album.

Step 8

Click on the just-added photo.

Step 9

Select the "Make Profile Photo" option on the left.

Step 10

Place your computer cursor on one of the four boxes at the edge of the photo. Pull the box until the cropping is completed.

Step 11

Select the "Done Cropping" option above the photo. A "Cropping Photo" message will appear while the picture is being cropped. Once the process is complete, the cropped photo will appear as your profile photo.

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