optimum images size for facebook timeline image

Hi experts,

I have a question on when I post an image on my facebook timeline.

I have the same problem as this other guy has, mentioned in this link:


When I create an image in Photoshop and then upload it and post it on facebook, it looks distorted like this:

my distorted facebook timeline image post
I have tried resizing it to 403px x 403px or other sizes and saving it as .jpg or png but it still looks distorted.

My original actual image that I posted to facebook is this one, which looks fine on my computer screen prior to my posting on facebook:

my original image
Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
If I create an image in photoshop, what optimal settings should I have so my timeline facebook posts are not distorted?
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Resize your image first to either
398 X 296
320 X 320
296 X 398
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
If you want to keep (close to) the original quality of your image, upload them from your Timeline page https://www.facebook.com/Your.Facebook.Name... When you upload images, check the High Quality box at the bottom left: FB - Image upload
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Thanks. I will take a notice of that.

I normally do not do that. In this case I bumped into this discussion in my browser to see my hálf finished reply and since I saw that there had been some good answers I just pushed the submit button.
I post images on my Facbook and they are simply jpeg maqskywalker
You're using png try saving to jpeg since facebook isnt like imbedding a picture no need for transparent.
May be it's converting to jpeg.
keep-calm-and-go-canelo2 (1)~> is a transparent png<< save that as jpeg

fbimage1 (1)
original is not a valid jpeg in my photo editor Coral Paintshop pro
 Enlarging the actual size doesnt help as the fonts tend to get jaggered edges, I suggest you make a new background larger make it pink flatten it then using the text tool create your new letters and the colour want straight on the letters to the pink.
Here's one that was on my Facebook
268x543 jpeg
Facebook image

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