Facebook’s new Timeline design gives you a big space for a photo at the top of your profile. So far we have seen some cool and creative uses of this new “cover photo.” If you don’t have the time to design your own, consider these fun free services that can help. We have found five fledgling websites that offer free cover photos you can easily upload to your profile.
Take a look through the websites below to find out more about the services. Let us know in the comments about any other similar sites you can recommend.
Probably the best-looking site in this roundup, CoverPhotoFinder.com was created by two former Facebook interns. Image categories currently include nature, architecture, abstract and animals. Once you find a pic you like, log in with Facebook and the image you have chosen will post to your wall with the message “Photo by Photographer’s Name. More awesome cover photos at http://coverphotofinder.com/.” However, you can easily delete this text before hitting the “Change cover” option, where you’ll find the image heading up your “recent uploads.”
FaceCoverz.com has a decent selection of imagery and is a good choice for anyone looking for meme-themed and geek pics. Once you allow the app permission to access your profile, it posts the photo you’ve chosen to your wall with the message “Uploaded with http://FaceCoverz.com/.” Again, you can delete this. You’ll find the image in your “recent uploads;” simply select it to feature it on your profile.
Set up by web and graphic designers, MyProfileCover.com offers a growing selection of decent-quality images across a variety of categories. Not all the categories are fully populated yet, but this looks like a good site to bookmark and re-visit. Unlike other sites we’ve looked at so far, MyProfileCover.com doesn’t integrate with your Facebook profile. It simply offers the cover photo at the correct size so you can save and upload it manually. The images do carry a watermark.
Although some are watermarked, you’ll find tons of photos and categories on CoverPhotoz.com. The selection contains quite creative imagery. The site is also developing a “create your own” option which, at the moment, is very limited, but might be worth bookmarking to check out in the future. CoverPhotoz.com simply posts the photo you’ve selected to your wall, ready to be selected from your “recent uploads.”
A former Facebook banner service, the Coverize.me site is a bit busy, but you’ll find some decent pics if you take the time to look around. The images are watermarked, but the logo is not overbearing. Coverize.me offers two methods of getting your pic. You can log in with Facebook and post the image (with no promo message) to your wall. You can also download the correctly sized pic from the site to manually upload.