How to Reposition Images In Your Facebook Timeline

by heidi on June 26, 2012

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled food blog format with this informational Facebook news.

You might be asking, “Hey, where’s the recipe?” Well, I had a problem and then I figured out a solution and I thought you might like to know about it too.

Whether you post photos of food on Facebook, pictures of your spastic dog, last night’s killer concert or your latest cross-country expedition, you may have come across this problem and perhaps this tutorial will provide the solution.

Do you ever look at an image on your new and vastly improved (*insert the-jury’s-still-out-look here*) Facebook timeline and think to yourself, “Wow Self, THAT is not how that image looked on my blog/mind/camera/computer! Why is it off-kilter?” Well I did.

And then I figured out how to reposition images posted into your timeline that are cropped to just the right size. Here’s how:

Reposition Images in Facebook Timeline

After posting your lovely and so carefully crafted image, you noticed its draggin at the bottom. A poorly cropped image won’t show off the best attributes of your photo: the subject. This baby needs to pull a Jeffersons and move on up.

Step 1: Move your cursor to the pencil icon in the upper right corner of your Facebook post and select EDIT.

Step 2: In the drop down menu select REPOSITION PHOTO

Step 3: Move cursor over image, select and DRAG IMAGE IN THE POSTION you wish for the optimum crop. This selection can be a little touchy so go slow and make sure your images is selected.

Final Step: Hit the SAVE button and you’re done.

Do you like tips like this on the blog? If so, let me know. And if you don’t, please let me know that even more and we can resume our regular scheduled food programming.

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie June 26, 2012 at 7:17 am

hot dang! I’m so glad to know this.


Mark D.French June 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

Thank’s for the input, most likely will put it in focus if I post an image.


Holly W June 26, 2012 at 7:48 am

What great information! I never thought something like that was possible on FB,
Thanks Heidi!


Carrie June 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

YOU ARE AWESOME! Thank you!!!


Betty Ann @Mango_Queen June 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

Thanks so much! This is absolutely sooo helpful. Heading over to my FB page now to “reposition” accordingly. Have a fabulous time on your own FB pages!


Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

Ooh, thank you so much for posting this!!


Theresa June 26, 2012 at 9:57 am

Thank you so much for the tip! Definitely a good thing to know.


Heidi @ Food Doodles June 26, 2012 at 10:39 am

Thank you!!! I love this. I was trying to figure out how to crop my pictures so they’d look good on Facebook. This solves everything! <3


Christie {Pepper Lynn} June 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

Thanks for the tip, Heidi!


Jennifer June 26, 2012 at 10:51 am

Great pointer!


Amber K June 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

Voila! It’s fixed :) That’s awesome.


Kath June 26, 2012 at 11:49 am

Very helpful! Thank you!


Maggie June 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Thanks so much for sharing this tip!


JennieLynn June 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I’ve been wondering about that. Thanks for the tip!


Bev @ Bev Cooks June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

GREAT tip. I do wonder though, do you have to publish the shot FIRST, then edit and republish?


heidi June 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

Hi Bev! You do the editing of the photo after you publish the post. Glad you figured it out!


Bev @ Bev Cooks June 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Never mind! Figured it out!


Julie @ Table for Two June 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm

uh what?! you rock. thank you!!!


Cookie and Kate June 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

My timeline just got so much prettier. Thank you, Heidi!


Ali @ Gimme Some Oven June 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Ahhh – THANK YOU for posting this! The photo cropping was driving me nuts. Excited to go back and start repositioning! :)


Anna Davidoff June 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Totally worth the interruption. That annoyed me so much when it happened but I thought there wasn’t anything I could and I was left helpless! lol. Thank you for the tip!


heidi June 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

Thanks for letting me know you liked the post and I’m so glad it helped. Nothing I hate worse than a poorly cropped photo. Unless its poorly kerned type. Looks like I’ll pepper a few tips into the blog here and there, people seem to like it so far.


patti June 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

What a great tip, you made it look so simple even a computer challenged person like me can understand.


Sue T. June 27, 2012 at 6:02 am

This is great! Thanks for the information!


Cassie June 28, 2012 at 7:48 am

Great tip, Heidi!!


Jen June 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I had NO idea you could do that! Sweet!


stephe July 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I do that and it won’t SAVE. I’ve been trying for month. I can reposition and save but it doesn’t stick. Next time I go onto facebook it’s right back in the wrong spot. :( Any ideas?


heidi July 9, 2012 at 1:14 am

Hi Stephe, are you saving the process after you make the change? And have you updated to the most recent version of Facebook timeline? Give it a try in a different browser like Firefox and see if that helps, it may be a cacheing issue. Good luck!


Gloria July 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

OMG…thank you! I have hated how my images appear in timeline. I just “fixed” one. Thank you!!


heidi July 10, 2012 at 3:09 am

Happy to be of service ;)


Veronica Cockerham July 10, 2012 at 8:31 am

Thanks for the tip, but now I want the sandwich. lol!


Jacqueline July 23, 2012 at 3:03 am

Such a simple thing, but a fabulous tip. Thank you :)


gwg October 1, 2012 at 4:44 am

Thanks for the tip!

PS: I think you mean “voilà,” not “wala.”


Meagan @ A Zesty Bite May 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

I can’t believe I missed this post. So helpful!


Amanda September 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

I feel silly for not knowing this… so easy! Thank you!


Marly September 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Great tip – thanks!


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